UNA Eastbourne projects

First-Aid training in Ugandan schools: Supporting an urgent need

Access to First Aid in any educational institution is vital for the health and safety of students and staff. In Uganda this is officially recognised (click for references) but in practice for a variety of reasons, access is often totally absent. The UNA Eastbourne’s project work in schools in eastern Uganda made us aware of this problem and prompted us into action. Continue reading “First-Aid training in Ugandan schools: Supporting an urgent need”

The Uganda Mvule tree planting programme

Young Ungandan child holds a Mvule seedling
A pupil from Tubeyi primary school, Mbale district, secures the future of Mvule in his hands

Plant Mvule – small costs – big benefits

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£1 will buy 4 Mvule trees to offset 1 tonne of CO2

Average UK individual’s carbon footprint is 10 tonnes per annum

40 trees for £10 will offset your total carbon footprint for the year.

To check your carbon footprint go to https://carboncalculator.co.uk/averages

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The Moringa project – Combating malnutrition in Uganda


Nutrional benefits of the Moringa tree








UNA Eastbourne began a new project February 2017, in eastern Uganda, to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.  This goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

In addition the Moringa Project meets Sustainable Development Commitment 3 for ‘Good Health and Well-being’; Sustainable Development Commitment 13 for ‘Climate Action’ (the Moringa Project forms part of our tree planting programme) and Sustainable Development Commitment 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals’. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said: “To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development we must swiftly move from commitments to action.  To do that we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all levels.”

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Help us mitigate climate change – plant a tree for 25p

Cooking stove in a Ugandan school Support our Carbon offset scheme by paying for a tree to be planted in Uganda at just 25p.  But why Uganda?

In the UK our carbon footprint is immensely higher than that of the average Ugandan – so we believe we have an ethical responsibility to pay for our pollution and to compensate those communities who are less polluting.  Often the less polluting countries will suffer as much or even more than we Ugandan childrendo from the consequences of climate change. We have one global atmosphere, so what we do in the UK matters elsewhere. Globally we are all responsible for climate change – but to different degrees, and the rich countries who tend to pollute the most are in a privileged position to do more about it. For even more reasons to plant trees in Uganda see our scheme in detail  co2-scheme-una-may-2016.


Offset the carbon emissions from your own electricity consumption

Crumbling cliff face at Birling Gap Much of Eastbourne is built on a flood plain, meaning our town should be very concerned about rising sea levels.  We saw how a heavy storm  eroded the cliff face at Birling Gap not so long ago.  Although the UK suffers less from climate change than many other parts of the world we still need to think very carefully about what we can do to reduce global warming. Continue reading “Offset the carbon emissions from your own electricity consumption”

The UNA Eastbourne carbon offset and carbon reduction schemes

One of the trees UNA Eastbourne plantedClimate change has always happened but in recent years man-made climate change has come into the equation.  We are seeing global warming rapidly approaching a level that would be a severe threat towards our survival.  And yet still our lives are hugely dependent on the burning of fossil fuels, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere and adding to  global warming. Continue reading “The UNA Eastbourne carbon offset and carbon reduction schemes”

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