THE OVERFLOW PROJECT
A house is not merely made up of possessions – it is a place of comfort, memories and solace.
In 2018 alone, millions of homes around the world were lost due to flooding; and things might not be looking up just yet.
Inspired by floating markets all around Asia, The Overflow Project believes “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.
We want to empower survivors in areas that experience frequent flooding who have lost their homes to these floods with low cost innovative houseboats.
The overflow that was meant to kill them now forms the foundation to their new homes.
CORAL REEF CONSERVATION & RESTORATION
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, they are responsible for housing tens of thousands of marine species. They are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet despite making up for less than a quarter of 1% of the entire marine environment.
Yet, almost one-quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered to be damaged beyond repair, despite having already survived tens of thousands of years ahead of our time. ⅔ of the remaining are under serious threat of that. This poses a huge risk to the underwater world.
Climate change has raised the temperature significantly, causing reef bleaching, where corals expel microorganisms that give them their vibrant colors. Further aggravation to these already vulnerable corals can eventually cause death.
How Can I Help?
Volunteer to be part of our efforts to save the corals through research, education, reef clean-up and restoration and coral gardening. Partner with resorts around the world to educate guests and get them involved with programs tailored to their level of expertise. Contact us should you be interested in being a part of our efforts!
Mangrove forests are among the most dynamic ecosystems on earth. They serve many important functions such as water filtration, prevention of coastal erosion, coastal protection from storms, livelihood provision and carbon storage.
They also provide habitats for endangered species like the Bengal tiger, the Hawksbill turtle, the Southern bald eagle, and the West Indian manatee.
Mangroves provide a spectrum of products that help support livelihoods. These include wood (for construction and fuel), honey, dye, herbal remedies and fodder. They also help to trap sediment from runoff and river water, protecting ecosystems and reducing the turbidity of the water. They have also been found to protect corals from ocean acidification.
How Can I Help?
Join us as we partner with local communities in the co-laboring and long term education of the importance of mangrove forests. Through research, education and replanting efforts, we hope to make this a collective effort worldwide!