A shredder to better manage green waste on the Levant island

On the Levant island, off Hyères south of France, the syndicate of co-owners of Héliopolis set up a new system of green waste management with the support of SMILO and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The new system is based on shredding, instead of burning this waste on the island.

Women of Kerkennah, leaders of a sustainable tourism development

On Kerkennah, local handcraft has always been part of the island’s culture and heritage. The municipality of Kerkennah worked together with local associations and stakeholders to promote this heritage by including it in a larger tourism development plan.

A Solar Desalinator to ease human activities on Santa Luzia

On the uninhabited island of Santa Luzia, Cape Verde, SMILO financed the purchase and installation of a solar desalinator. This innovative and sustainable solution will allow a better and easier access to water for local fishermen and conservation national and international teams.

Producing local sustainable fish and seafood in Brownsea

The Island of Brownsea, United Kingdom, has limited food production. The island’s buying of food has then to be sustainable to reduce the negative impacts on the environment, especially due to tourism consumption. Local women, with the support of SMILO, the Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union, cooperated to address this issue and develop […]

Producing biogas by reducing organic waste pollution on Santa Luzia

On the island of Santa Luzia, Cape Verde, a project of local transformation of organic waste and human feces into gas is being implemented. This sustainable methanisation process is made possible with a HOMEBIOGAS technology and aims at reducing pollution and insalubrity on the island.

Mangrove conservation in Principe

On the Island of Principe, local actors work on activities to preserve and promote a sustainable use of their mangroves. SMILO financed activities part of a larger program aiming at conserving and sustainably using this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

In Lastovo, the olive oil production promotes sustainable tourism

Lastovo is the most remote island in Croatia. The access to many resources, including tourism, is complicated for this territory and its inhabitants. Local institutions and entrepreneurs cooperated to find sustainable alternatives to develop tourism on the island, based on a traditional local product: olive oil.

Restoring ancient cisterns in Kerkennah for a sustainable water management

In the framework of a project financed by SMILO’s Islands Fund and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), the Island Committee and the Municipality of Kerkennah (Tunisia) are restoring ancient cisterns and impluviums. This project aims at improving water access, use and management on the island.

Sustain local agriculture to counter malnutrition and environmental impacts

On the island of Ibo, Mozambique, SMILO and its Fund for Islands are financing a project to develop sustainable agriculture at local level in order to counter malnutrition. This project is implemented by Istituto Oikos, in direct collaboration with the Serviços Distritais das Actividades Economicas (SDAE), the operational branch of Government of Ibo in charge […]

Sorting waste at source in Gorée, Senegal

In Senegal, off the coasts of Dakar, the small island of Gorée is pushing forward a sustainable waste management system through its project “Gorée Sett Fepp” (“Gorée Totally Clean” in Wolof). Rewarded in 2018 by the SMILO Sectorial Award for Waste, the Island Committee and its partners keep developing solutions to optimise the selective sorting […]