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Africa needs to tap into Poo/Pee Power

02/11/2018|

No matter how nice you try to turn it, the business of raw sewage is not ‘cool’ –  but this could be the solution to the electricity menace in Africa. Roughly 645 million people on the continent do not have access to electricity, a key component in pushing Africa’s development agenda ahead.

Country Focus: Mauritius Redeems itself

21/10/2018|

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. 

Live Green, Work Green and Play Green

16/10/2018|

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

Smart Consumer Guide

12/09/2018|

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

Carbon Neutral Schools: Africa’s GREENEST Schools

21/08/2018|

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.