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We are committed to supporting sustainable livelihoods in rural communities and maintaining their cultural, social and natural heritage.


We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'

Ban Ki-moon

Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11

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Our activities depend on the generosity of people like you. Your donation helps communities regenerate and achieve a sustainable future.  At least 80% of your contribution is delivered to vetted local groups and NGOs that support women and youth, preserve the environment and help small business thrive.

Looking for unique gifts created by local artisans? We identify select artisans in our communities and their traditional art can be purchased here and shipped anywhere. By purchasing their hand-made products you directly help them preserve their cultural heritage.

Travel will never be the same again. At SRDI we have supported sustainable, community based and designed tourism since our inception. Our own Black Sea Sustainable Tourism Program offers unique experiential trips and directly supports improved livelihoods.

We believe that in every community there are people who want to make their home a better place

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Mudurnu, Türkiye - BSST Partner Terra Mudurnu Feature

Nature-based Solutions

SRDI is working with our partners in Thailand and the United States to develop proposals for Nature-based Solutions to development, targeting urban and peri-urban areas in Ukraine, Georgia, and Thailand.  NbS is a key part of combating climate change and mitigating its effects on urban life, agriculture, and the resulting adverse impact of migration, flooding, drought, and loss of productive land.

A current proposal in development deals with the reconstruction of Ukraine even before the Russian invasion is defeated.  NbS can help restore the damaged cities and rural communities to create a resilient Ukraine. 

To learn more about this important work, please contact us!

SRDI Supports Ukraine Oyster Production

SRDI is helping develop the Koblevo Region between Odesa and Mykolaiv and above the resort town of Kobleve on the Black Sea.  Working with the local NGO Tylihul Life, the objective is to improve the local infrastructure and economy to attract visitors and investment.

Are you looking for ways to help?

You can contribute to the ecological restoration of the Tyluhul Geopark – a UNESCO applicant – by helping to fund the restoration of European oysters using reef balls from the Reef Ball Foundation.  The reef balls use marine-friendly concrete, weigh about 100kgs (200 lbs.) each, and help stop shore erosion.

SRDI Ukraine Support Fund

On February 24, 2022, the dictatorship of the Russian Federation launched an unprovoked and brutal genocidal attack on Ukraine. Ukraine is fighting for its right to exist. You can help!

If not now, when? If not us, who?

For more news and information, visit our In the Know page!





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