what we do

Healthy living is taking responsibility for yourself and also the wellbeing of others. Each of our daily choices of for example coffee or chocolate-spread have an immense impact on lives of women and men in areas where they are produced. Meat consumption, and the soy needed as fodder, are a main driver of climate change. It is also a source of contamination with pesticides of workers, and the water sources of the local communities. We can all have a great impact by making healthy living choices when for example buying food to selecting an energy provider. With our solar and biogas projects we show how even with very little money, sustainable energy is a solution. With our wastewater projects we show how waste can be a resource. Our Nesting activities gives tips for non-toxic healthy living. The solutions are there, let’s use them!

Healthy green living and feminist solidarity

We get many questions about where to can find information about how healthy a products is. People reach out to ask us if one plastic baby bottle is better than another. If sanitary napkins can be made without chlorine and plastic. If mattresses emit harmful chemicals. If toys and electronics are a source of contamination. In our Nesting program we provide information and training how to identify and avoid harmful chemicals, with a focus on young people. Unfortunately all children born today come into this world with over 200 harmful chemicals already stored in their bodies. But it is still important to not add more toxics to our body , as many of these chemicals accumulate over time. After a while, these chemicals can lead to disorders and diseases such as attention deficit syndrome, diabetes, obesity, endometriosis, infertility and cancer. We cooperate with other civil society organisations, with local authorities and with networks of midwives and gynecologists and publish information guides in many different languages. We also promote women eco-entrepreneurs that produce reusable non-toxic menstrual hygiene material. And we work with sustainable female farmers in for example France, Armenia and Uganda.

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