Sustainable and inexpensive alternative for cement to replace dirt floors improves lives and cuts CO2 emissions

The Rwandan start-up EarthEnable is the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017. During the finale, co-founder Gayatri Datar impressed the international jury with her sustainable alternative for cement to replace dirt floors. As the winner, she receives a cheque of €500,000 to further develop her green innovation. The runner-up prize of €200,000 goes to the biodegradable alternative for plastic by the Danish start-up Pond. This year, the other three finalists were also surprised to each receive €100,000. This brings the total prize pool of one of the biggest sustainability competitions in the world to €1 million.

logoNovamedia is a social enterprise, working to bring together business and ideals. We want to make the world a better place. We understand how important long-term funding is, and that promoting the good work of charitable organisations is crucial in helping them achieve a better world.

That is why we raise structural funds and awareness for good causes in the fields of culture, nature, climate, health, social cohesion, human rights and development cooperation. As an early example of a social enterprise we look for investment opportunities that match our expertise and contribute to our mission.

The vision, background and future of our social enterprise

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Vision & mission

We believe that the world benefits from strong social organisations and well-informed citizen. They either provide direct help or strive for improvements in the way society is organized.

Our mission

Raise funds for social organisations and increase awareness of their work

There is no change without them.

We set up charity lotteries to provide financial support for social organisations worldwide and raise awareness of their work through television programmes, print and internet. Novamedia is the inventor and owner of various lottery formats and brands that are operated in The Netherlands, Sweden, Great Brittain and Germany.

All about our charity lotteries and licensing

Our mission

Invest in the pleasure of reading

Knowledge empowers people to improve their world

We are active in the Dutch publishing field with the subsidiaires Nieuw Amsterdam – including Bas Lubberhuizen, Wereldbibliotheek and Fontaine uitgevers - online bookshop eci and the Scheltema bookshop in Amsterdam.

Our media companies