What we do

Aspiring Change

Environment Management

SINAL is a sustainable ecosystem trying to achieve a positive carbon footprint. Waste becomes a useful resource for innovative projects and social businesses. Human waste feeds a biogas latrine system, empty cement sacks are used for urban gardening or production of crafts, rain water is harvested and SINAL's learning spaces are built out of waste materials, protecting the environment and setting an example for seeing waste differently and stop producing it all together. Over 250,000 plastic bottles have been upcycled to create buildings, tons of plastic bottles have created floorings in Uganda.

Energy efficient cooking stoves reduce the amount of firewood needed and provide the cooks with a smoke free environment. Garbage, for which no recycling or upcycling use has been found yet, is sorted and burned in an incinerator. Solar is the main source of green electricity in SINAL.
Food for the entire community is sourced from local farmers and partly grown in an organic manner in SINAL itself. On its land, the SINA community has planted over 2000 trees. Contrary to a general lack of awareness in environmental protection, all SINAL members learn hands on the value of environmental protection, the reduction of waste and possibilities for up- and recycling.