PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR-POWERED FRIDGE EMPOWERING RURAL AFRICANS

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Many people in rural Africa lack access to electricity and have little hopes of getting connected to the grid in the near future. With the usually high temperatures in sub-Saharan Africa, it is extremely difficult to preserve fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products in such communities. Brazilian company Youmma is solving the problem with it′s […]

GROWING PALM OIL YIELDS WITHOUT CUTTING FORESTS

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Palm Oil is Gold Palm oil is one of the world′s most precious crops with an industry valued at $62 billion in 2016. Interestingly, palm oil is found in almost half of all supermarket products ranging from soaps, cosmetics, bread, cleaning detergents to margarine, baked goods like cookies, toothpaste and ice-cream. Now you get just […]

RECYCLED PLASTIC PAVING THE WAY TO HEALTHIER CITIES

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Ghana generates about 22,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually but only 2 percent gets recycled. A company in Ghana called Nelplast Eco is changing that. Its founder is Ghanaian engineer Nelson Boateng. He created his own recycling machine using scrap metal and started the company to recycle around 4,400 pounds of plastic junk. The Nelplast website […]

MEXICO′S VERTICAL GARDENS ON CITY′S HIGHWAYS

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The columns of Mexico City′s busiest highways have been converted into more than 600,000 square feet of vertical gardens stretching across 27km. Through its project tagged Via Verde, it has transformed over 1,000 previously bare and boring concrete pillars of its elevated highway. It is acclaimed to be the “greatest urban greening project under construction […]

THE FUTURE OF FARMING

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The current state of food: According to the United Nations, an estimated 821 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018. That is, 1 in 9 people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Globally, an estimated 2 billion people do not have access to safe, nutritious […]

WILL YOU LIVE IN PLASTIC?

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Although shelter is considered as one of man′s basic needs, many people around the world lack access to decent shelter. Many of such people are displaced persons who have had to flee from their homes and communities, eventually ending up in refugee and internally displaced persons camps. One of such refugees is a young man […]

SEEDBALLS – rebirthing our forests

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An innovative company – Seedballs Kenya has pioneered a method of mass producing seedballs for low cost and efficient reintroduction of trees and grass species into degraded areas in Africa. So, what exactly is a seedball? Like the name implies, a seedball is simply a seed inside a ball of charcoal dust mixed with some […]

ENERGY & MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR EVERYONE

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There is no better time to find practical ways to eliminate waste and increase your savings. In many households, energy bills are a major part of the monthly expense. So, it is only wise that we all seek and embrace ways to ensure that we aren′t paying any more than we need to. More importantly, […]

Rain forest Nigeria

4 FASCINATING THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FORESTS

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Forests are so much more than a large collection of trees. They are critical not only to flora and fauna but also to communities that depend on them, contributing significantly to nutrition and economic opportunities. In 2006, forests distributed across the globe covered 4 billion hectares (15 million square miles) or approximately 30 percent of […]

Banana leaves as alternative to plastic packaging

ARE YOU ON THE BANANAWAGON?

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The practice of using banana leaves for wrapping is nothing new. Many communities in Asia and Africa have benefited from the size and strength of green banana leaves for many years. However, the convenience and affordability of plastics soon took over. But with growing awareness on the negative impact of waste plastic, banana leaves seem […]