MOST OF YOUR TRASH WILL OUTLIVE YOU!

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As scary as that may sound, it is indeed true. We can no longer pretend that it doesn’t matter or that it will just deal with itself or go away. As human population grows, our consumption and waste generation equally grows. So, many of the things that we got away with many years ago are […]

STOP. BREATHE. EXHALE. What are you breathing?

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We do it all day and all night; we don’t even need to think about it. But how healthy is the air we breathe? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 9 out of 10 people on earth breathe polluted air. In many parts of the world, air pollution levels remain dangerously high leaving people […]

ONE PLANET – IT’S ALL WE’VE GOT!

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On 12th December, 2017, exactly two years after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, the world (at least most of it) gathered in Paris, France for the One Planet Summit. A main focus of the event is “to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common […]

IS ANYONE ELSE SICK & TIRED OF THE FARMERS – HERDSMEN CLASHES & KILLINGS? WELL I AM!

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There is no doubt that the constant farmers-herdsmen clashes is a major national crisis. Previously regarded as a “middle-belt crisis” with states like Benue, Kaduna, Plateau and Taraba widely affected, it has now spread as far as Enugu, Ekiti, Abia and Delta states in the south. In the latest attacks in #Dong and #Lawaru villages […]

Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY VS. BUY NOTHING DAY

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The trend is spreading like wildfire even in places where it was relatively unknown a few years ago. The increased availability of internet, smart phones and online stores have made it easier. Now everywhere you turn it is “Black Friday” with offers of irresistible discounts. Of course at first glance it seems like a great […]

GARDENING FROM SCRAPS

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Composting is great and I am a big fan, but it isn’t the only option for some of your kitchen scraps. If you’ve always wanted to do some gardening for yourself and grow some of your own vegetables, then here is a good place to start. I came across this very practical and helpful piece […]

NO TO FOOD WASTE

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In commemoration of the #WorldFoodDay2017, I will like to join my voice to the call to put an end to the unhealthy practice of #FoodWaste. The truth is that many of us no longer think about when and how we dump the leftovers into the bin or simply walk away from it on the table […]

THE LAZY PERSON’S GUIDE TO GREEN LIVING

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There are countless debates as to what each person can really do, how much difference it actually makes and as to who should really be responsible for taking action to protect the environment. So, it is good to know that several groups and platforms are taking time to compile what is called the “Lazy Person’s […]

TLC for Plants & Gardens

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Our plants and gardens give us so much joy, reduce stress, add beauty and colour to our lives. So it is only natural for us to want to give them the tender-loving-care (TLC) that they so richly deserve. If like me you are interested in how to make your plants and gardens happier and healthier, […]

JUST BEFORE YOU SQUASH THAT BUG!

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Most of us learn from early childhood to dislike and get rid of insects that cross our paths. The reason is not far fetched – many insects are perceived as harmful and dangerous. The mosquito for instance, is the source of the deadly disease Malaria. The bee sting is also highly painful and unpleasant – […]