—Superior Ideas researcher
Ecotourism could be a tool to promote women’s empowerment. Especially with its attention to social justice, encouragement, promoting participation and empowerment of local people, including women. However, little attention is currently devoted to women’s participation in ecotourism. The purpose of this research is to understand the processes through which ecotourism empowers or disempowers women.
Michigan’s Keweenaw peninsula is host to countless outdoor activities. Snowmobiling, hiking, camping, climbing, and skiing are just a few. These activities place people well outside of cell phone coverage. An alternate system is needed to supplement cellular coverage and provide communications in remote areas.
Several projects will be explored while in the rural areas surrounding Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. These projects include creating a play area for Government School Kunnankulathur, checking on the efficiency of a biochar filtration system that was previously installed, looking into a small solar powered system for a local school, and installing a compost system on campus and in lesson plans.
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