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.
Welcome to Green Villages
From Rural to Green Villages
“We can now see the difference… We have biogas for cooking, which does not produce smoke like firewood…. Before cooking with firewood was a nightmare,” a female resident in the Gashaki Green Village is quoted in one Rwandan daily.
According to the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), this Gashaki
We have been exploring how best to simplify the entire “smart living” theme. Each edition has a page dedicated to simple tips on smart living. Here are some very simplified tips that we felt we should recap again, seeing as we start a new season.
Reduce meat consumption – Buy local fruits and vegetables as opposed
Electricity access in Africa remains a challenge, with the majority of the population relying on charcoal, kerosene, and candles. Schools are not exempt from energy poverty: the UN estimates that 90 percent of African children are enrolled in schools that do not have power. Some facilities are taking the matter into their own hands.
Mountain Forest Hotel in guizhou, china’s wanfeng valley, is “a carbon-sucking, sky-high marvel” that has been designed by architect firm, Stefano Boeri Architetti, China. This unique and mind blowing hotel is said to be so green that it is expected to improve the air that surrounds it. The mountain forest hotel, which includes services such