Empowering Women Affected by War πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Just like the lotus flower, women too have the ability to rise from the darkness, bloom out and radiate into the world.  Photos by LIBKOS Life in Ukraine At 603,500 sq kilometers, Ukraine is roughly the size of Texas, and is the second largest country in Europe. Before the war, Ukraine was undergoing democratic reforms and […]

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Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– In our newsletter, Near & Far, we digitally travel to locations all around the world, explore a region’s unique environment and culture, and share stories of local community impact. Subscribe to receive our emails every other week! It’s July 20th and Jim Porter, an award-winning coral researcher, and his partner Jake McGrew dive into the 101 […]

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Tennis in the British Virgin Islands

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– In our newsletter, Near & Far, we digitally travel to locations all around the world, explore a region’s unique environment and culture, and share stories of local community impact.Β SubscribeΒ to receive our emails every other week! LOCATION: VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ABOUT THE PLACE Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, the BVI boasts turquoise waters, […]

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Western Highlands of Guatemala

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– In our newsletter, Near & Far, we digitally travel to locations all around the world, explore a region’s unique environment and culture, and share stories of local community impact. Subscribe to receive our emails every other week! Guatemala is sometimes referred to as a land of tragic beauty because it is so deeply beautiful […]

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Native Biodiversity Ripples Outward in the Nevada Desert

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”—– β€œWe want to see if Ripple is a replicable model, or tool, for communities around the globe to be culturally and ecologically resilient. As it began, Ripple Project is a type of regenerative social infrastructure where people can connect, rally and grow.” Regenerative Activism We live in the sixth mass extinction… a time where […]

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World Oceans Day 2023

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- World Oceans Day, celebrated annually onΒ June 8th, is a global initiative that reminds us of the critical role oceans play in our everyday lives. This year’s theme isΒ Planet Ocean:Β TidesΒ AreΒ Changing.Β The ocean covers overΒ 70%Β of our planet and produces at leastΒ 50%Β of our oxygen. It serves as a habitat for the majority of Earth’s biodiversity and acts as […]

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Diving into World Oceans Day

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- We’re nearing World Oceans Day and we want to take this time to spotlight some of our incredible projects who are focused on ocean and sea life conservation. World Oceans Day, June 8th, serves as a global platform to raise awareness about the importance of the oceans and the need to protect and sustainably […]

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The Future of Media is Local

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Congratulations to one of our incredible projects, Alive-In, for receiving a grant from the US Embassy and Consulates in Brazil to build community through podcasting. Alive-In believes that the future of media is local and works in communities around the world to amplify the stories of local journalists and individuals reporting on their lived […]

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Los Amigos de la Esquina

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Los Amigos de la Esquina is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Native Mayan and Mexican children in Tulum, Mexico. LADLE gives kids the opportunity to be their most authentic selves. It is a safe space in the community that radiates love and acceptance. The organization is currently focused on a few programs:  Nutrition Program: […]

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Welcome to Far Away Radio!

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Early last year, we started with a challenge. As a team, we are constantly looking for new ways to amplify the efforts of our project leaders and collaborators, bringing more awareness to their inspiring work. We decided a podcast would be an interesting and accessible way to tell those stories. After months of learning, […]

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New 2023 Initiatives

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Happy New Year to all our friends in far away places. All we can say is wow. As an organization, we have grown immensely in the last few years. As a team, we are extremely grateful to all the contributors and collaborators that have helped us expand our capacity to support global social impact […]

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End of 2022 Updates

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- It’s been a busy year here at Far Away Projects. We’ve overhauled our internal organizational systems, redesigned the project onboarding process for clarity and flow, increased our presence at gatherings of key stakeholders such as Ultramarine, COP27, and Miami Art Week. As always, we strive to provide new mechanisms to support our fiscally sponsored […]

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Giving Tuesday

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Dear Friends, Far Away Projects is proud to fiscally sponsor over 50 global initiatives working in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This #GivingTuesday, the national day of giving to nonprofit organizations, we are launching our annual fundraising drive and asking our friends, family and partners to consider a small contribution. […]

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Meet Us in Black Rock City

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Join us for a Far Away Projects meetup on playa! Welcoming our project leaders, donors, and team members (past and present) to get together in celebration of all the great work that we’ve done together over the last eight years. When: Thursday September 1st, 3-4pm Where: Burners Without Borders, 6:45 & Esplanade Burners Without […]

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World Refugee Day

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Far Away Projects stands with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Today, on World Refugee Day, we’re highlighting our projects who offer support to refugees in various locations across the globe. If you would like to donate to Far […]

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World Oceans Day 2022

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- What World Oceans Day Means to Far Away Projects By Executive Director Desiree Tavera This World Ocean’s Day, Far Away is taking a moment to reflect on the relationship between humanity and the seas. 97% of the Earth’s water can be found in our oceans, and while we sometimes may feel disconnected from the […]

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