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  • Writer's pictureMelak Mengistab

New, Inspiring Daisies

We have added many new daisies to our Daisy World collection this year thanks to stories brought to our attention by many of you. Dennis Cook, our resident soil health guy, has shared many daisies with us. As we start another new year, we share 4 of them with you. They are part of the map that you access through our website, and by clicking on each Disy, you can explore websites, videos and articles on them. The individuals and groups highlighted here are making a positive impact in their communities and the world.

Nivedha and her company Trashcon.

Nivedha is the CEO and founder of Trashcon Labs and has developed innovative technologies for waste segregation and recycling. The world's first fully automated mixed municipal waste segregation unit was invented by Nivedha, and her technologies have received numerous awards and recognition from organizations such as the World Bank and Red Cross. Trashcon is a technology-focused company that is dedicated to solving the problem of waste with its patented technologies.

Founded by Cortney Gusick after she was unable to find an environmentally friendly casket for her father's funeral. Pahiki offers affordable, accessible, and environmentally gentle burial options for families who want to honour both their loved ones and the Earth.

Also known as Mr. River, Dave has been working to remove garbage from the Houston bayou for the past 12 years. He is one of a few people who work to intercept waste before it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Buffalo Bayou Partnership, which Dave is a part of, removed 2,000 cubic yards of trash from the waterways last year.

Shawn Bath and the Clean Harbour Initiative

They are working to clean the harbours of Newfoundland and remove 100,000 tires, 10,000 ghost nets, and 1,000,000 lbs of ocean trash. Ghost gear refers to abandoned and lost fishing gear that has negative impacts on marine ecosystems and can threaten aquatic animals. Shawn has conducted over 50 harbour clean-ups so far and is also dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of marine plastics and ghost gear.

We are grateful to these individuals and organizations for their dedication to making a positive impact on the world, and we are honoured to feature them in our collection.

Please continue to make us aware of other inspiring stories so that we can continue to grow our DaisyWorld and perhaps even feature them in an upcoming Newsletter.

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