Our Commitment to Impact Overseas
We are passionate about what we do, and firmly believe that what we do isn’t just work, but a vocation. At Your Eco this is a way of life and we want to leave a positive legacy for this generation and the next.
Beyond our engagement in the UK, Your Eco is committed to international development projects for communities in need to deliver environmental and social impact. We seek to do this not only through just our clean energy projects, but additional activities including raising awareness, and volunteering in areas linked to climate change with those suffering as a direct consequence.
International Development Case Studies
Off-Grid Media Centre,
British Virgin Islands
After the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, we were eager to use our expertise to help out the local people of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Island (BVI). Working with the Virgin Unite, we created an off-grid library and computer lab by creatively transforming an old shipping container into a self-sustaining classroom.
The new library and computer lab is completely powered by wind and solar energy and is the first public building in the BVI to generate 100% of its own power needs from renewable sources. This centre will furthermore serve as a vital resource to future proof energy supply and create resilience to this community should another hurricane or natural disaster occur.
Solar for Schools,
Working alongside Team Rubicon and HRH Prince Harry, Your Eco volunteered to install solar energy for multiple schools in Lapubesi in the remote region of Gorkha, an area synonymous with the infamous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers. Only a few kms from the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake, the region was completely devastated and struggled without power for months to come.
To support the local community and restore their energy supply, Your Eco set up and delivered 4 kW solar PV system for all of the local schools in the community. The journey and logistical process was a challenge one, requiring a 3-hour trek at altitude through the Himilayan mountains to this remote community. Our solar gear, including a 300 kg battery storage unit and all the modules, were all hauled up the mountain on bamboo canes by a ten man team and a collection of mule trains and individuals. But with our veteran team and can-do attitude, no challenge is too hard and we thrive in delivering in the most challenging of environments.
Virunga National Park, DR Congo
Your Eco was deployed during the height of the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo in order to work with our partners to facilitate the electrification of Don Bosco orphanage in the city of Goma. We extended the power line and made a connection in order to provide a constant supply of clean energy generated from hydro turbines within the Virunga National Park.
We have continued our relationship in the region, working alongside the national parks to create economic development opportunities thought the design of a cold store chain from fishing communities on the shores of Lake Edward, with a view to local fishing co-operatives bringing their catch of Tapia fish to the markets of Goma. In turn, this creates employment opportunity that brings locals out of the illegal charcoal trade and conflict through taking up and joining rebel groups that continue to promote instability within the region.
In addition to our solar installations in the Lapubesi community, Your Eco managed and oversaw an internationally funded programme to refurbish a hydro turbine over an 18 month period in this remote region of Nepal that was damaged from the 2015 earthquake. These featured photographs showcase a 30 kW system, which afforded the only reliable power to this community of over 3,000 households within this remote Himalayan valley.