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Field Notes

The challenge of sustainability is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability requires us to find new ways of living and working that are cleaner, more efficient, and less damaging to our environment. Fortunately, there are many innovative ideas for sustainability already being developed and implemented around the world. From renewable energy to sustainable agriculture, there are many ways we can make a positive impact on the planet. In Field Notes, you’ll read about current challenges, and new ideas and maybe highlight a crazy story or two!

LikeLocal – Kokdong Village, Krong Siem Reap

Community-based tourism is at the heart of LikeLocal, and our partnership over one month consisting of four meals made me realize why the world is so obsessed with Cambodia. Hospitality is a fundamental core of the Khmer People.

Ms. Srey Lack invited us for an early lunch. Ms. Lack prepared grilled fish, known as snakehead fish, with prahok chhav and climbing wattle omelet. They are a very tight-knit family living in Tikvil Commune, close to the Siem Reap International Airport.

LikeLocal – Krong Siem Reap

It’s a blistering hot afternoon in Siem Reap, and we are en route to another local food experience with LikeLocal. The city is in full prep mode for the Khmer New Year, and most roads are closed for the festivities.

I’m sitting in the back of a tuk-tuk traveling through the streets during Songkran Nights. In its most simplistic form, Songkran Nights include everyone known to humankind getting a water gun, hose, or bucket and filling the streets with water fights. No one leaves dry. Also, don’t forget the baby powder. You will be soaking wet and covered in baby powder.

LikeLocal In Pouk District, Siem Reap

It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning as we head to Pouk District for another LikeLocal Cambodia unique travel experience. The streets are bustling with locals coming and going as everyone prepares for the annual Khmer New Year.

LikeLocal In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Just after six on a Saturday morning, I find myself standing alone in Wat Bo Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The wind is howling hot air with a cool temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Familiar faces pass as the hustle and bustle of the small tourist town prepares for the day. This is it… This is what I’ve always wanted… To tell the stories of Others.

Understanding The Direct Correlation Between Education And Poverty Caused By The Drought In The Horn of Africa

The current drought in the Horn of Africa has displaced thousands of people and left many more in need of food and water. While there are numerous factors contributing to the situation, we will focus on two specific issues: how the drought affects school attendance and how lack of education contributes to poverty. By understanding the direct correlation between these factors, we can better assess the needs of those affected by this crisis and develop targeted interventions.

The 12 Principles Of Permaculture: Sustainability In South Africa

Permaculture is a design philosophy that can be used to create sustainable systems in any environment. It has been gaining popularity in South Africa in recent years as people become more aware of the need to live more sustainably. There are 12 basic core principles of permaculture, and if we adhere to these principles we can make big changes in the way we live our lives.