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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

Lest you Forget, Plastic Recycling is REAL business

21/07/2020|

One man’s trash, is someone else’s treasure is often the adage used, applicable to plastic bottles. It was Albert Einstein who is quoted as having said ; “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” How true of the major challenges we are faced with as a society in so far as plastic waste is concerned. We created these problems we now complain about, even if most would argue it is the conglomerates with their thirst for profits and dis regard for the environment that have brought us to this point. Whatever your views are, we must solve this problem.

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.

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

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.