Spring 2022 issue of ZEKE Magazine features sustainable solutions to the climate crisis

New issue of ZEKE Magazine features stories and photographs on how communities around the world are dealing with climate change

In the wake of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report focusing on climate change solutions, a global documentary photography magazine has published its latest issue focusing on images and stories of sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. ZEKE Magazine, published in Concord, Mass., presents powerful photo essays in its Spring issue released today that show the ingenuity and commitment to fighting climate change and environmental degradation by compassionate, hardworking everyday visionaries, often ordinary people who are fighting for their families and homelands by inspiring the imagination needed to transition toward a more sustainable world. These actions include those taken by Indigenous and historically excluded communities around the world.

“As the war in Ukraine continues unabated and fuel and grain prices rise, it is clear that moving away from fossil fuels toward more renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro and implementing methods of sustainable agriculture are needed now more than ever,” said Glenn Ruga, Executive Editor. “The solutions to the climate crisis presented in this issue of ZEKE largely embrace new techniques successfully being implemented by ordinary people around the world.”

ZEKE Magazine is offering free use of these photographs with proper credit to all interested publications as a way to highlight this amazing work by local groups across the globe.

Some of these stories include:

Indigenous Fire
by Kiliii Yuyan

Despite the intense focus on apocalyptic wildfires raging across the American West, scant attention is paid to fire-lighting rather than firefighting. The Indigenous Peoples’ Burn Network is training others in an ancient technique of ecological restoration, which is to safely light low-intensity fires in wet seasons that remove the small fuels on the forest floor and restore the health of the forests of Northern California. View article.

Nemo’s Garden by Giacomo d’Orlando    

Nemo’s Garden—the world’s first underwater greenhouses of terrestrial plants—represents an alternative farming system dedicated to those areas where environmental conditions make the growth of plants almost impossible, leading to greater agricultural productivity at a time when food shortages are growing worldwide. View article.

Permagarden Refugees by Sarah Fretwell

In Uganda, the group Africa Woman Rising’s Permagarden Program is adapting food production to the realities of climate change by working with refugees to utilize existing food resources such as seeds, rainfall, limited land and waste to build a new agricultural system designed to help the environment regenerate and get stronger. View article.