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Country Focus: Rwanda

Twenty two years ago, Rwanda was ripped apart by hatred of the highest order. Today, the Land of a Thousand Hills is a stable nation with a growing Gross National Product and a booming green economy.

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Green People Living Extraordinarily…

Living a green lifestyle may seem a daunting task for some, but in reality, there are small changes that every ordinary person can make to impact the environment positively.

Healthy Eating

Eating you way to a healthier planet…

The key to sustainability is balancing our needs with that of the planet. Maintaining good bodily health and nutrition, therefore, should not compromise the health and longevity of the environment.

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What’s your attitude towards food waste?

A report (Gustavsson J, Cederberg C, Sonesson U, van Otterdijk R and Meybeck A (2011) FAO, Rome) examined food waste in the industrialised world and the developing world. The findings from the report were that,

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Country Focus: Mauritius Redeems itself

On a recent trip to Mauritius, I was impressed by one golden thread that wound its way through all my interactions with the people, places, and products in the country – redemption.  Maurinet reports that “the first Europeans to have visited Mauritius were the Portuguese at the beginning of the sixteenth century (most probably in 1510). The Dutch who settled on the island in 1598 named it Mauritius after Prince Maurice of Nassau.

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Stories from Africa: Nigeria’s Gerald Chukwuma, a recycling artist

Gerald Chukwuma hawked his artworks on the streets of Nigeria’s southern oil rich city of Port Harcourt to cover his university fees. He shuttled between the Nsukka Art School at the University of Nigeria and the 300km distant city, hawking to pay his tuition as a student. “I had to hawk,” he said. “And I took arts because that was what I knew how to do. So, I hawked my art works on the streets trying to make one or two sales. I would stand on the road and ask people: Can you buy?”



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About African Green Elements (AGE)

AGE is a brand that is owned by Alternative Sources, a consumer company registered in the Republic of South Africa. AGE is intent and well positioned to stimulate and encourage sharing of ideas, provoke stimulating discussions, whilst we continuously and with enthusiasm and passion, showcase people, places, products and brands on the continent especially in the green/smart living/ space. This brand promotes the green agenda from African consumers’ point of view.

AGE is also a good platform for showcasing green products, service providers, smart living consumers as well as current issues on the state of the green agenda in Africa. This is our African Green Elements. Become part of the AGE family: SELL, COMMENT, LIST, SHOP from your hotel room, at the airport lounge, at home, at the cafe, at the salon and anywhere where you see the AGE logo and magazine. Positive things are happening in Africa and they so happen to be green.