Best Practices

Grassroots Pantry is a restaurant and workshop in Hong Kong with a simple philosophy: to create food that heals, meeting the highest culinary standards and using fresh organic local produce wherever possible and plant-based ingredients. 

The idea of the Zero Baht Shop located in Bangok’s Prawet district is rather simple, yet highly impactful: a place where no money is needed, but recyclable goods can be exchanged for other useful items.

Bjorn Low is the co-founder of Edible Garden City (EGC), a social enterprise that runs urban farms in the densely-packed city of Singapore. The organization aims to improve the sustainability of local food systems by increasing local food production.

Bhutan, the land of Gross National Happiness, is creating renewable energy from animal waste, while reducing air pollution and increasing agricultural outputs, as it also reduces the labor necessary to power rural homes.

In 2013, Kim Lim, Suzanne Ling, and Lee Swee Lin, fellow students at University College Sedaya International (UCSI) in Malaysia, were working on a project which helped university students find volunteer opportunities helping refugees and special-needs schools.

Raising awareness of, and working on environmental and climate concerns is a collective effort in the ethnically diverse country.

The municipality of San Vicente in the Philippines incorporates twenty-two islands and islets that are home to diverse wildlife and twenty-four distinct ethnolinguistic groups.

The “Implementing A ‘Ridge to Reef’ Approach to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions in Tuvalu (R2R Tuvalu)” project aims to maintain and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services, sustain livelihoods, and improve resilience.

Bangladesh’s leaders focused their efforts on poverty reduction during the years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). In doing so, they achieved the goal of bringing the portion of its society living in poverty below 29%.