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Mount Everest Toilet Problem

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Mount Everest Toilet Problem

MOUNT EVEREST, OUR PLANET’S HIGHEST PLACE, SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE OF PRISTINE, NATURAL BEAUTY

With so many visitors each year and so many expeditions on the mountain, keeping the environment clean has become a pressing issue. Human waste now poses a serious health risk to locals. “When water seeps through the ground, it looks clean because it’s filtered through the soil. But it has a lot of pathogens due to human waste, which makes it unsafe for the local community,” says Mike Marsolek, associate professor at Seattle University, who is working on the project jointly with Bed Mani Dahal of Kathmandu University.

The idea to find a solution was first conceived around a decade ago. Dan Mazur, a Hillary Medal recipient and a mountain guide who leads expeditions up Everest, was all too aware of the impending problem, ever since commercial expeditions took off in the early ’90s. According to The Himalayan Database, while there were 77 successful ascents between 1985 and 1989, that figure escalated to 634 in 2015-17. Add to that the expedition support staff, and Everest sees a civilisation at base camp during the climbing season each year. Mazur got together with Garry Porter from Engineers Without Borders to conceptualize a biodigester that could convert the human waste into methane gas, which could be used by the local community for cooking.

The Everest Biogas Project has received the endorsement of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award, has been featured in The Economist, on CNN, in the Washington Post, and on Thurston Talks. After extensive research and perfection of the design, the Biogas team are fully engaged in raising awareness of, and funds for construction of the facility near Everest Base Camp in 2019. Please give generously to help deal with harmful impacts of untreated waste on Everest, and please share this appeal with all of your family, colleagues and friends Need more information? Please read down further and contact info@MountEverestFoundation.org . Website: www.CleaningUpMountEverest.org

Women's Outdoor Education Nepal

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Women's Outdoor Education Nepal

Train women for well-paid jobs as rafting guides and trekking guides

Project LifeTrek wants to change the patriarchal society of Nepal and work for more gender equality that women deserve. Everyone should have the right to make their own choices that make them feel happy. Our mission is to empower, motivate and encourage women and young girls. We like to see them choose their path and start working in outdoor adventures by providing them with the necessary skills. Those skills will give them opportunities to chase their dreams and defy the barriers that stand in their ways.

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Kusisqa Waqashayku DVD: $35.00

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From Grief and Joy We Sing - The Musical Rituals of Q'eros, Peru.
The Quechua community of Q'eros in the Andes of southeast Peru is renowned for traditional music, weaving, and spiritual rituals that many other Andean comunities no longer practice.

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Kusisqa Waqashayku DVD: $75.00

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From Grief and Joy We Sing - The Musical Rituals of Q'eros, Peru.
The Quechua community of Q'eros in the Andes of southeast Peru is renowned for traditional music, weaving, and spiritual rituals that many other Andean comunities no longer practice.

Price includes a $5.00 shipping and handling fee.

 
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