Protecting the environment is always an important part of the plan - April 21. 
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Maria Claudia's recycling business in NEIVA, COLOMBIA reflects love for her community and for the earth. She educates others to protect the environment. 

Global efforts encouraging industrialized agriculture often take a big toll on our environment. There are sustainable alternatives according to Development in Gardening (DIG), a non-profit established by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. "If we take the time to invest in supporting communities to rediscover regenerative localized food systems, we’ll find that we can build food systems that promote health for communities and the environment."  

In Kenya, together with TCP Global, DIG supports farmers to scale their regenerative agriculture efforts to sustainably feed communities, restore the environment, and create a pathway to high yields for generations to come. To learn more about other global sustainable food systems movements around the world, visit ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA and  VIA CAMPESINA
Lona adopted DIG techniques to use local resources such as organic manures and plant extracts to control pests and diseases.
She grows vegetables for home use and for sale. 
Potentiel Terre in NIGER has a        win-win-win waste collection project to
1) create  jobs for 10 young people,
2) protect the environment
3) Improve sanitation 
The project aims to create permanent jobs for young girls and boys in the fields of hygiene, water and sanitation.
The first activity carried out in 2021 was collection of household waste.
In 2022, investments will be made to recycle plastic bags and then for turning household waste into compost to fertilize agricultural lands.
30 women's groups in Yumbe District planted seedlings to make Uganda greener.
The first major service project of the Rotary Club of Yumbe, Uganda was installation of 43 latrines and hand-wash stations in nearby Achiba Village. Several months later they organized a village clean up -- protecting the environment and protecting villagers' health.  
Environmental Degradation Concerns from a Partner in Southern Uganda who seeks " address the negative impacts that the forecasted variations in temperature and precipitation will have on the Ankore-Masaka dry corridor in terms of water management, due to the greater number of warmer days, longer dry periods and increase in drought events, greater intensity of rains in a shorter time period.

These climate threats will increase the vulnerability of the rural population, especially for the small producer and poor households.
 In addition, the rise in temperature and rainfall variability due to climate change adversely affects water sources and water-dependent sectors such as agriculture and livestock."
TCP Global is grateful for recent donations from these groups to help pay for fiscal sponsor services provided by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).  These donations support NPCA project administration and NPCA's overall mission. 100% of regular donations are distributed as micro loans. 
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