When qualified, educated adults are able to provide for the needs of their families and the community becomes sufficient to support itself, poverty is defeated and sustainable communities are created. Some of our work is designed to ensure that the mission and the community in which we work can reach this level of sustainability.
TECHNOLOGY: Creating sustainable solutions for poverty takes lots of expensive energy. We don't want all of our donations to go towards running the base. And LiveBeyond refuses to have a negative impact on our environment. We utilize inverter systems, solar energy, and (soon) wind energy to offset costs, achieve energy independence, and be as environmentally-friendly as possible.
LiveBeyond is also committed to using technology for the improvement of the community. Due to advanced internet capabilities, LiveBeyond offers many education opportunities for local community members via online teleconferencing. LiveBeyond also uses satellite images to study vegetation density and water distribution throughout the Thomazeau region. This type of "big picture" allows LiveBeyond to tailor immediate assistance and educational opportunities to support the immediate needs of the members of the community.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
The Sustainable Development Goals are built on the back of the Eight Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nation in 2000. WHO wants to reach these goals by 2030. LiveBeyond's implementation of these goals is listed below:
ADVOCACY: LiveBeyond conducts advocacy activities to ensure the organization’s priorities resonate in Congress and the federal government. Examples of our advocacy activities include: