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Be part of the anti-litter movement

As an anti-litter activist in Kenya, every time I see somebody litter, I have to talk to them about it.…

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Be part of the anti-litter movement
Lesson from Rwanda: Should poverty be an excuse to be dirty?

Lesson from Rwanda: Should poverty be an excuse to be dirty?

Two weeks ago, I saw a doormat written, “Did you call first?” I found it to be very funny because…

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Three reasons why plastic recycling doesn’t work in Kenya.

Recycling is seen as an easy and fairly popular way of mitigating climate change in the world. And Kenya has not…

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Three reasons why plastic recycling doesn’t work in Kenya.
Three insights from our July 2019 cleanups

Three insights from our July 2019 cleanups

On Saturday 27th July 2019, we, Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI) held our first cleanup of 2019. This was done in…

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How to talk with children about climate change.

Recently, I asked myself what I was doing when I was sixteen years old. The trigger for this question was…

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How to talk with children about climate change.
The Role of the Internet in Environmental Conservation

The Role of the Internet in Environmental Conservation

Mobile phone penetration in Kenya has crossed the 100% mark. This is according to the Communications Authority of Kenya, which…

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How to Conduct a Successful Cleanup with the NCC

On the 27th of July 2019, MSI will be having its first cleanup of 2019; 28th cleanup as a movement.…

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How to Conduct a Successful Cleanup with the NCC
Where is God in this era of climate change?

Where is God in this era of climate change?

“Where is God in this era of climate change?” That’s the question I found myself asking last week after reading…

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Let’s be serious about recycling or forget about it

In the 1990s, as China grew to be one of the biggest manufacturers globally, it began importing plastic waste from…

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Let’s be serious about recycling or forget about it
Educating for Sustainable Development

Educating for Sustainable Development

Greta Thunberg. You’ve hopefully heard of Greta Thunberg. A 16-year old school girl who’s sending chills down Sweden’s and the…

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What’s your Littering Behaviour?

Did you know that there’s a difference between litter and waste? If you didn’t, let me enlighten you. Waste is…

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What’s your Littering Behaviour?
Wanted: Less Cleanup Events.

Wanted: Less Cleanup Events.

When MSI in held its first environmental cleanup in August 2013, it had a grand mission: to inspire people to…

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You, your money and the environment

When I visited France last year, I opted to go to Lyon instead of Paris for two reasons: one, to…

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You, your money and the environment
Urban Agriculture and its valuable non-food products.

Urban Agriculture and its valuable non-food products.

When my father started growing vegetables outside our house in Nairobi, it was out of sheer love of farming. At…

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Food waste: A moral issue.

I remember when I was growing up, wasting food was unacceptable. One of the table manners I religiously upheld was…

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Food waste: A moral issue.