NIGERIA’S “PURE WATER” – WHERE DOES IT ALL GO?

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Environmental Law, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Technology

It is on the street, in schools, homes, shops and markets. You’ll find it in cities, towns and villages. It is everywhere. Young or old, north or south you are sure to come across it. Nigeria’s sachet water, popularly called “pure water” have no doubt transformed the production and consumption of water in the country. […]

GARDENING FROM SCRAPS

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development

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

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Africa, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Environmental Law, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Technology

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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Sustainable Development

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!

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Sustainable Development

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 – […]

“MY FARM WAS DESTROYED BY CATTLE HERDSMEN”

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Agriculture, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development

It is no longer news that there is an increasing number of farmer-herdsmen clashes, particularly in Nigeria. Many, especially farmers believe that government is not doing enough to address the problem. Herdsmen and farmer clashes are nothing new. Remember the biblical Cain was a farmer while his brother Abel was a livestock herder. Well, the […]

GREENBIZ: UB PACK’s ZERO WASTE PACKAGING

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Technology

In Thailand, takeout food vendors line many sidewalks especially in big cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. However, most of this food goes into plastic bags and packaging. One company is trying to change that – Universal Biopack (UB Pack) has taken up this all important challenge to provide sustainable packaging. Using technology developed in […]

BENEFITS OF INDOOR PLANTS

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Green Living, Homes and Gardens

INDOOR PLANTS/ HOUSE PLANTS are plants that are grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. The practice of keeping indoor plants can be traced back to the early Greeks and Romans who started bringing their plants in from the outdoors. The Victorians were known to love potted palms while the 70s was the […]

PART II: GMOs AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Education & Advocacy, Environmental Law, Green Living, Homes and Gardens, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Technology

DEFINITION: BURDEN OF PROOF: The obligation to prove one’s assertions (OXFORD DICTIONARY) BURDEN OF PROOF: The duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge (MERRIAM-WEBSTER) If there is one debate that is not going anywhere anytime soon it is whether or not Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) are ‘safe.’ While both sides of the argument continue […]