Working with Local People on Sustainability:
Knowledge and awareness of sustainability and environmental issues is low in Laos. We aim to raise awareness of these issues and work with local people on issues of sustainability including responsible use of natural resources, organic/permaculture farming practices and environmentally friendly building techniques.
Eco-friendly building techniques
Our community centre has been constructed using mud bricks made from mud on-site along with stones and reclaimed timber. We construct using traditional local methods. All of our buildings have been constructed using locally sourced natural materials, such as recycled wood, bamboo, mud and rocks from the region.
Not long ago, the Lao people used natural materials (like banana leaves) for storage, instead of plastics. Today all over the world a huge amount of plastic are used every day. We seek to find local solutions to reduce or reuse non-recyclable waste. We offer a cheap water bottle refills at the restaurant and also old water bottles to make plant holders, use in construction, lampshades and much more.
The Health Awareness is in the early stages of being implemented into both the 2017 school curriculum and adult workshops.
The focus areas include: