The Suriname branch of the World Wildlife Fund is working thanks to a $150,000 grant awarded by the Inter American Development Bank to train small scale miners in environmentally friendly mining techniques. Miners currently seperate gold using chemicals such as mercuary, that are dumped into rivers once used. WWF is teaching miners about environmentally friendly techniques to seperate gold such as mechanical means. The program was designed to educate the affects of the miner’s behavior on the local ecosystem while providing alternative means in a hope to change social norms.
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Cameron works diligently in this academic and personal live to build capacity within communities and people towards the mutually inclusive goals of environmental sustainability and rewarding lifestyles. An avid supporter of education, Cameron believes in Thingsaregood.com as the “missing link” between alternative news and community involvement. Integrating his knowledge into writing, he pails in comparison to other writers in the humour dimension.