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June 2009

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In SmallTalk this month ...

Happy Anniversary?

 

4,000 hours to save the earth


 

Video: protecting the lungs of the planet

 

   

Dear Supporter

This month: the inside story on Sri Lanka, as we celebrate 20 years working there.  Plus, the Royal Parks Half Marathon may be full, but you could still run for Practical Action, if you're quick. Also watch our video showing how Practical Action in Peru is protecting cloud forests - the 'lungs of the world' - for all our futures.
 

 
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Happy Anniversary?

To mark our 20th anniversary in Sri Lanka, our regional director for South Asia, Vishaka Hidellage,  gives us  her first hand view of working there. The devastation caused by the lengthy conflict with the Tamil Tigers, coming on top of the tsunami, presents a huge challenge.  But she has hope 'to rebuild a country with the hope of reconciliation, peace and development.'  Read the interview here.

Get moving!

Although the London Royal Parks Half Marathon in October is closed for entries from the public, we have a few reserved places for runners raising money for Practical Action. Or, if you prefer a more sociable stroll, organise your own sponsored Walk for Water.

4,000 hours to save the earth

In less than 4,000 hours, world leaders from nearly 200 countries will gather in Copenhagen for make or break talks about the climate.  To draw attention to how the poorest people in the world are hit first and worst by the changing climate, we are publishing monthly climate diaries from now until Copenhagen. This month Noureldin, who works on our projects in Sudan, tells how climate change is affecting poor and vulnerable people in Sudan.

Video: protecting the lungs of the planet

High in the Peruvian mountains at the source of the Amazon, there's a tension between the need to earn a living and the need to safeguard the fragile eco-system. We're working with 1,000 families in the Bosques del Chinchipe to change farming practices, increasing money farmers can earn, whilst protecting the cloudforest. Watch our video on this work

with best wishes,



Margaret Gardner
Communications Director

   

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