Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock: Acknowledging, assessing and enabling the multiple functions of grasslands livestock systems through a participatory process

The next Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock’s webinar “ACKNOWLEDGING, ASSESSING AND ENABLING THE MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS OF GRASSLAND LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS THROUGH A PARTICIPATORY PROCESS” will look at the multiple functions that are provided by livestock grazing systems.  The webinar will include a plenary session that will outline the context for Action Network 2’s, Restoring Value to Grasslands,  work on Multifunctionality of livestock grazing systems and introduce you to a multifunctional framework; followed by four parallel case study sessions that applied the framework in various regions of the world, and a final plenary session with feedback from the parallel sessions and open discussion.

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Scrappy: Using Scrap Material as Infill to Make Fabrication More Sustainable | Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

We present a software system for fused deposition modelling 3D printing that replaces infill material with scrap to reduce material and energy consumption. Example scrap objects include unused 3D prints from prototyping and calibration, household waste like coffee cups, and off-cuts from other fabrication projects. To achieve this, our system integrates into an existing CAD workflow and manages a database of common items, previous prints, and manually entered objects. While modelling in a standard CAD application, the system suggests objects to insert, ranked by how much infill material they could replace.

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Traditional knowledge for a sustainable future

On a cloudy day in June 2020, dozens of herders dressed in brightly coloured robes gathered under the widely spaced trees that are typical of savannah landscapes in northern Tanzania.  Event for distribution of legal documents at Enganguangare village, OLENGAPA. Photo: © UNDP Tanzania CO, SGP Tanzania.  It was the beginning of the dry season in Kiteto district, which is home to a variety of Indigenous Peoples, including the semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists that had congregated in anticipation.

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