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Panel Discussion: the Land and the People

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The story of Biji-biji Initiative began with goals and dreams to inspire people to innovate their lives to live sustainably. 

One of the most important philosophies we have lived by was the power of collaboration and reimagining the way we view things such waste and consumption. 

We have come a long way since our days of working in an apartment and then at a house, eventually expanding to include different subsidiaries such as Me.reka and Biji Biji Ethical Fashion. 

This week, we were glad to be able to share our part of the narrative in a panel discussion with Juliana Adam, the CEO of Biji-biji Initiative, Zi Xiang, the co-founder of Langit and Christy Davis, the executive director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation about working with communities, ecology, and care. The session was hosted by Fié Neo and is kindly supported by Stories of Asia.

The other narrative 

Cutting-edge technology and implementation of renewable energy, among others, are common solutions to our current climate emergency. 

Yet the panel pivoted on the notion of alternative methods and narratives focused on uplifting the underprivileged and underserved communities, who, as it may turn out, will be the ones most affected by climate change

The discourse focused on how jobs can be created with communities, for the communities, inspiring stories of how Langit and Beyond Bins came to be, and the power of social entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Listen to the podcast here.

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