Our faculty for sustainability, Margaret Barchan brings a vast range of experience from her business management and entrepreneurial career.
She has been involved in several successful start-up ventures, including New Angles, a strategic sustainability consulting company and Pioneers of Change, a young professional leadership organization.
Margareta is a member of Humanitarian Water and Food Award (WAF) Selection Committee and talked to Tina Lindgreen, its founder, at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security in July 2014.
In her article “Passion for Water and Food” she presents the initiative for clean food and healthy food for everyone – and I highly recommend both her article and the initiative.
Let’s make this world a better place!
PASSION FOR WATER AND FOOD
by Margareta Barchan
“I have never been as happy as I am now, says Tina Lindgreen, Founder and President of The Humanitarian Water and Food Award (WAF). “People are sharing their time and resources to reach our vision of clean water and good food for everyone. This has given me a purpose in life, and I am now living more consciously than before.”
After running a successful business as an executive coach, Tina realized it wasn’t enough to help rich companies become richer.
“A dear friend opened my eyes. Until then I was not aware of the alarming state of our planet and civilization. I decided that my focus had to change”. She started up WAF. Its vision: Water and food are for everyone.
The WAF team works to raise awareness, celebrate success, and share solutions from around the globe. The annual Award recognizes breakthrough innovation, local empowerment and proven results.
Outstanding applications come from urban America to rural Zimbabwe, and many places in between! The 2014 Award winner is the Africa Centre for Holistic Management. This NGO has pioneered low-cost grazing practices that emulate the habits of wild savannah herbivores. The result? A sustainable cattle rearing that actually reverses desertification!
“I am so grateful for such a fulfilling life and a team that cares”, says Tina. “People are so willing to share. We are really looking forward to celebrating the 2015 Award at the Milan Expo: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.