Thank you for purchasing raffle tickets for a very special project we are supporting - Project Green Homes in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The prize: A Gregory Day Pack stuffed full of awesome gear!! This prize is worth over $200!
100% of the raffle ticket revenue will be donated to Engage Nepal (501c3) in support of Project Green Homes. You can learn more about this project below and please purchase multiple tickets in support of this great cause.
*You do not need to be present to win. The drawing will be held on February 24th and the winner will be announced via River Rock's social media pages.
About Project Green Homes:
When somebody visits Kathmandu for the first time they are struck by the beautiful temples, bold and vibrant colors, and the atmosphere, but unfortunately all of these are overshadowed by excessive pollution throughout the city. Kathmandu faces vast environmental challenges such as poor management of solid, plastic, and biodegradable waste, pollution of water resources, worsening air pollution, lack of open green spaces and sustainable agriculture, intensifying urban heat island effect, increasing vegetable prices, and of course adding to the growing climate crisis. All these issues are compounded by the lack of public awareness concerning the effects of individuals and their environmental footprint.
Project Green Homes aims to provide a solution to these critical issues. The project will last one year, include 50 homeowners across two Kathmandu city wards, and will focus on three phases.
- Phase 1: Solid Waste Management and Rooftop Gardening
- Phase 2: Wash and Pollution Mitigation
- Phase 3: Skill Development and Livelihood
Participants will be educated, re-educated, and trained in various techniques to transform their homes into eco-friendly and sustainable properties. Participants will learn about various topics, including sustainable solid waste management, up cycling plastic waste to create new marketable products, rainwater harvesting and recharge, rooftop gardening and sustainable farming techniques, wash training to protect from water borne diseases, and more! Project Green Homes aims to not only improve environmental sustainability but also to reduce expenditure and supply additional income. Upon the successful completion of the initial 50 homes, the project will expand to additional wards.