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What a great event this last weekend! Thanks so much to our vendors, sponsors, and visitors. We're very excited to see the growing support for sustainable activities in D7!
keep up the good work
Saigon friends, especially those in D7:
Save your Christmas shopping till this next Sunday!

Several unique & sustainable gift choices to put a smile on your special ones' faces.

🎅🏽 Picture with Santa from 12pm - 3 pm

🌎 Sustainable products from local vendors

❤️ Support local charities

🎁 Win free prizes from Pasteur Street Brewing Company, Fuzzy Logic Brewing Co., Naturer.vn, ZeFarm Box.

🎄 Children's workshop: biodegradable green Christmas ornament making from 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm

🍂 Green gift wrapping workshop from 12 pm - 2 pm

There will be brunch, bloody marys and beers...

10 am - 4 pm Sunday, December 8th
Malt SouthGreen View, 35 Nguyen Luong Bang, District 7
Happening NOW at ECO7’s 1st Sustainability Fair - live Vietnamese vegetarian cooking demo
Great!

We aim to provide a educational platform for anyone interested in learning on how to incorporate sustainable options to their personal lives.

Created by ladies residing in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Operating as usual

23/03/2021

Some of the leftovers from Eco7’s clothes swap events were sent to this man, who drives his motorbike van to the outskirt areas of District 4, 7 and Nha Be to distribute.

Explaining the “Clothes For Sales at 0 đồng” sign, he said this was to help poor people choose some clothes with dignity ❤️

Some others winter clothes were sent to the mountain area in the North and kids clothes and toys were sent to orphanages.

Who is up for more swapping event soon?

Xe quần áo giá 0 đồng của cụ ông ở Nhà Bè
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Ba năm nay, dù mưa hay nắng ông Nguyễn Văn Tư (80 tuổi, ở huyện Nhà Bè) cũng chạy xe ba gác điện gần 50 km quanh huyện và các quận 4,5,7 tại Sài Gòn để “bán” quần áo giá 0 đồng.

"Ngày còn trẻ tôi lái xe container đường dài. Giờ về già vẫn nhớ nghề, không chạy đây đó thì khó chịu lắm. Trước tôi hay đi công quả trong chùa, mê làm từ thiện nên mới kiếm cái xe để chạy vòng vòng giúp người nghèo", ông Tư kể.

Mọi người thường gọi ông là Tư Ẩn. Ông kể, một lần đi chùa, ông thương cảm khi nhìn thấy những đứa trẻ mặc đồ sờn rách, mặt mũi lấm lem như mình ngày trẻ. Sau lần đó, ông cùng vợ mua quần áo cũ rồi sắm chiếc xe máy bốn bánh để vừa chạy vừa tặng đồ. Năm ngoái, một nhà hảo tâm đã cho ông chiếc xe ba gác điện để chở được nhiều đồ hơn.

Giờ ông Tư Ẩn không còn mua đồ cũ, nguồn quần áo đều do mọi người quyên góp. Địa điểm ông chạy xe đến thường là khu công nghiệp, chợ, bệnh viện... nơi có nhiều công nhân, lao động nghèo. Ông nói : “Tôi để bảng giá 0 đồng thay vì để miễn phí là vì muốn tôn trọng người nhận và để họ tự nhiên đứng chọn cái quần, cái áo ưng ý".

Mỗi ngày, ông Tư Ẩn chạy khoảng 50 km, đến trưa về nghỉ rồi lại đi tới chiều tối thì về nhà. Trước sân nhà ông (nằm trong con hẻm đường Nguyễn Văn Tạo, huyện Nhà Bè), ông dựng nhà kho chứa đầy quần áo cũ. Ông cho biết, đồ cũ ngoài mang bán thì phần lớn được đóng bao gửi đi từ thiện ở các tỉnh miền Trung và Tây Nguyên.

Những bộ quần áo đẹp nhất được ông Tư Ẩn và vợ - bà Lê Thị Bé (65 tuổi) - treo trên giá cho khỏi nhăn trước khi mang đi bán. "Ngày nào cũng có người nhận quần áo. Nhìn họ thích thú lấy thêm đồ về cho anh em, con cháu tôi vui lắm. Có những ngày trên xe không còn bộ nào luôn", ông Tư Ẩn cho biết.

Hơn chục năm trước, ông Tư bị khối u phải cắt thanh quản. Mất đi giọng nói, ông giao tiếp với mọi người thông qua một chiếc máy phụ trợ do họ hàng bên Mỹ tặng.

Buổi tối, cặp vợ chồng già chỉ quanh quẩn trong nhà, cùng nói chuyện, xem tivi. "Tôi hạnh phúc vì có thể mang niềm vui nhỏ cho nhiều người và có một cuộc sống điền viên thoải mái. Tâm nguyện của tôi là mong được làm từ thiện đến hết sức lực mới thôi", ông Tư Ẩn chia sẻ.

SĐT chú Tư: 0396098028 - Địa chỉ nhà: 126/15/5/4 Nguyễn Văn Tạo, Long Thới, Nhà Bè. Bạn nào có đồ thì qua ủng hộ nhé!

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Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food gets thrown away. But instead of sending unsold vegetables to a landfill, the Bowenpally market converts them into biogas. It’s a clean energy source that powers buildings, streetlights, and a kitchen that serves 800 meals a day.

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Arkansas School District Goes Solar, Boosts Teacher Pay

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16/02/2021

Waste-Ed

It only takes 10 seconds to see how conserving forests protects us from flooding and keeps food on the table! The world loses $400 billion each year to soil erosion, but this experiment shows how easy it is to prevent! Soil is the ultimate source of almost all the food on our table, but it gets depleted at an alarming rate. Climate change has meant heavier and more frequent storms and floods that wash away the nutrient-rich topsoil layer. Trees keep the soil in place and provide additional nutrients. It's time we start protecting our trees and forests, because our lives depend on it!

📹 CityOfYokohama via Youtube / ℹ️ FAO

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Kenyan woman finds a way to recycle plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete

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Plastic Please

Today was all about sorting plastic, learning by doing! Afterwards we gave the sorting display a touch of color. Looking good, but something's missing... any guesses?

#plasticpleasesaigon #plastic #plasticrecycling #plasticpleasevietnam #vietnam #saigon #hochiminhcity #volunteerlife Gagaco VIỆT NAM

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Waste-Ed

Would you want to become soil when you die? People are now being legally composted in Washington, with two licensed facilities officially offering human composting services! After passing, the body is buried in a reusable vessel where it's covered with wood chips, straw, and alfalfa. It's aerated and heated to 150°F to speed up the breakdown process. Natural occurring microbes turn the body into nutrient-rich soil that can be used for growing trees and plants! Each body stays in the vessel for a month, and everything including bones and teeth, are transformed. The process requires just 1/8 of the energy needed for cremation and saves a ton of CO2 per person in comparison! Composting also saves space compared to a traditional funeral service that buries the body. Washington was the first state to legalize human composting last year as an alternative to cremation and burial, but now two facilities are officially up and running. Is human composting the most sustainable way to go?

📸 Recompose / @olsonkundig via IG

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ℹ️ Practice Greenhealth

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Zero Waste Bali

Each day, a person who eats vegan diet saves water, animals, forest, grains, co2 and many more. So what are you waiting for? 💚🌱

Credit : @cheesyveganlife

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30/12/2020

Củ và Rễ

Hello Eco7 community!

2020 is ending and January is fast approaching! 🎉 🎉

We hope for everyone to incorporate a greener lifestyle into their new year's resolution!
Veganuary has played a big part in helping several people transiting into plant-based lifestyle. Follow them to get more tips and meal plans.
Sign up to challenge yourself with 31-day of eating greens.

Choosing plant-based over meat-based meals is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint, improve our health and animal welfare 🍅 🥦

We include a list of several businesses in District 7 serving vegetarian and vegan food for easy access into yummy plant-based meals! Demand more green dishes at your favorite restaurants too will help business owners develop more healthy varieties.

1. Nhà hàng Chay Củ & Rễ - vegan restaurant with Western and Vietnamese dishes. Nice setting, perfect place for brunch, a cozy date with a bottle of wine, or a group get-together. They have a variety of vegan alcoholic options and delicious drinks made from of plant milk.

2. Nhà Hàng Chay An - vegetarian restaurant serves great Vietnamese food in a very zen setting. Western menu and drinks are not vegan.

3. Vegan Garden serves delicious and affordable from Western to Meaditerranian and Vietnamese dishes. They have great smoothie bowls and little sandwiches.

4. Nhà hàng Chay Mỹ Đức - newly open vegetarian restaurant near the old Thì Là. It is a great place for breakfast noodles. There are several options to be enjoyed with your rice. Their fresh veggies stand in the front is all sourced from their farms.

5. Nhà Hàng Chay Thiên Thu - Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant located near Sunrise city area. Their hot pots seem to be popular, among the rice dishes.

6. Nhà Hàng Chay Seva - been around for a while. Their huge Vietnamese menu can guarantee satisfaction to any palate. Their meaty soy goodness is recommended.

7. Nhà Hàng Chay Việt - a step up from other “Cơm Chay”. Visit them at lunch to have a proper experience of “Cơm Chay” cuisine when the shop pile your plate of rice up with more than 10 different dishes of vegetarian goodness for a cost of 35,000.

Here are some of our favorites around town if you venture out of District 7 for a dine in experience or delivery.

1. The Organik House in District 1 is famous for their weekend assorted brunch plate. Chef Ale is a perfectionist who will make sure every single bit on your plate is delicious!

2. Filthy Vegan - in District 1 their name says it all 😅 deliciously “flithy” Western junk food to satisfy when cravings hit.

3. Kashew Cheese is a legendary vegan deli. They set very high standards for proper nut cheeses. We believe they have the best tasting vegan deli sandwiches in the city.

4. A husband and wife operated Bánh Mì Cart which houses one of the best tasting vegetarian Bánh Mì in town. Ask them for no mayo then it is vegan. Delivery only. Our tip: round it up to 20k per banh mi to get more of the soy goodness and order several to make their modest delivery fee worth-wide. Popping them in an oven for 5 minutes for a quick and nutritious meal. 090 2870257. It is best to text.

Happy holidays everyone!

🌿 Eco7

Nhà hàng thuần chay phục vụ những món ăn và nước uống ngon lành từ rau củ và các loại hạt. Plant-based restaurant serving delicious meals.

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Japan adopts green growth plan to go carbon free by 2050

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Joe Biden Appoints Climate Crisis Team

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20/12/2020

Waste-Ed

A landfill built in the middle of an elephant corridor means they have to risk their lives just to eat! 😡 Sri Lankan elephants looking for food have to live on a diet composed of plastic trash and food scraps. The country’s three largest dumps border important wildlife protection zones. Even worse, elephants are crossing electric fences to get into landfills, resulting in conflict with farmers and villagers nearby. There have been hundreds of elephant deaths and human casualties, yet the landfills that attract them remain open. It's time to rethink waste management and stop turning our planet into a garbage bin!

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10/12/2020

Little Rose Bakery

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE OUR LOVELY AMAZING COOKIE SETS!!!! Guaranteed to make your holidays lovely and delicious 🙂
Pick one set, get 3 of each cookie, for 12 total amazing treats for your family Christmas, work event or gift for that someone special!!!
Set 1: The only snow in Saigon
Set 2: Square-y Christmas to you
Set 3: Santa is PHO real
Set 4: A tree- mendous Christmas cookie
The set of a dozen cookies only 240k, order before Dec 15th or make an extra donation to the shelter directly and get a free ornament!!
Order something special to celebrate, also do something good! We love the Little Rose Bakery!!!

weforum.org 09/12/2020

This Norwegian start-up wants to build houses out of 100% recycled plastic

weforum.org Plastic waste doesn’t have to be wasted – now it’s being used to build homes in Africa in a pioneering partnership between the UN and Norwegian company Othalo.

07/12/2020

Eco7's cover photo

npr.org 06/12/2020

Climate Case Against Shell Begins In The Netherlands

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These biodegradable gloves provide a green alternative to synthetic rubber

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How social innovators are leading the race to zero emissions

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reuters.com 01/11/2020

Where's the meat? UK's first vegan butchers launches

reuters.com

theguardian.com 29/10/2020

Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe

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New California Fires Force More Than 90,000 to Evacuate

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Fires on Slopes of Kilimanjaro Threaten a Diverse Ecosystem

nytimes.com Strong winds and dry weather have hampered efforts to extinguish the spreading blaze on Africa’s highest peak.

weforum.org 15/10/2020

What has COVID-19 taught us about tackling climate change?

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13/10/2020

World Economic Forum

How will you contribute to a nature-positive economy?

📕 Read more: https://buff.ly/3cohYqX

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Created by 5 women residing in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

We are a grass roots organization whose aim is to provide an educational platform for anyone interested in learning on how to incorporate sustainable options into their personal lives.

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