Green Trends

Are Hybrid Cars the Future for Africa?

14/05/2021|

According to a survey conducted by Accenture, consumer expectations state that a reduction in fuel usage or elimination of fuel is not a primary concern. Reliability, performance and affordability are the drivers to consumer interests in hybrid cars.

Live Green, Work Green and Play Green

14/04/2021|

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

Will Drought Steal my Tea?

13/04/2021|

TEA is as much a tradition in many households as wine is, after an evening meal. In my household, my parents, mother and father alike used to request their after-supper cup of tea almost daily (causing me and my siblings to stay as far away from the lounge as possible, until of course your name

Kikombe cha chai, tafadhali ( A cup of tea please)

05/11/2020|

When you mention tea in Kenya people become lively. It is said that if you want to know you are a valued visitor in any household, hot tea be prepared – be it black or white.The Kenyan government has been pushing farmers towards the specialty tea zones – perhaps because of their high global demand. Tea was first introduced in the country around 1904, data from the Tea Research Institute of Kenya shows. Specialty teas grown in Kenya, namely; purple tea, white tea, black orthodox tea, green and hibiscus, are becoming equally popular with customs blends and tea cocktail parties rising as “the in thing” among the haves.

Different Shades of Green

09/08/2020|

Conspicuous Consumerism

Consumerism has been engineered over several centuries, internalised by many societies and shifted cultural norms, values, symbols and traditions across the globe.  In fact consumerism has become such a natural part of our daily lives, that in the words of senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute Erik Assadourian, ‘expecting people to suddenly curb consumption