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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 countries with the aim of recycling it. With 45 per cent of the plastic waste landing within its borders, it effectively became the global plastic trash can. Many countries found it cheaper to ship their

By Purity Wanjohi 3 days ago
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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 EU’s spines with her calls for immediate action regarding climate change. What started out as a lone decision to strike for climate in August 2018 has since been replicated in more than 71 countries in

By admin 1 week ago
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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 anything you don’t need anymore. The empty plastic bottle that contained the water you just drank, the wrapper that neatly tucked your sweet away from contamination or the food that remained on your plate since

By Purity Wanjohi 2 weeks ago
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Wanted: Less Cleanup Events.

When MSI in held its first environmental cleanup in August 2013, it had a grand mission: to inspire people to take an active role in ensuring a clean, green and beautiful environment. Monthly cleanups were seen to be the best way to do this. In January 2017, after conducting 28 cleanups with the local government

By Purity Wanjohi 3 weeks ago
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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 see my friend, Joy and two to see another part of France that isn’t Paris. This article made the decision easier. As a result, I passed over the opportunity to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral,

By Purity Wanjohi 1 month ago
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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 the time, I didn’t know that what my Dad was doing was ‘Urban Agriculture’ since I hadn’t heard of the term before. I have many memories from this small urban farm. Memories of being taught

By Purity Wanjohi 1 month ago
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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 serving food that I knew I would finish. My siblings and I had to spend a few minutes thinking about how hungry we were before we served. We didn’t want to be told that ‘tunaonyesha

By Purity Wanjohi 1 month ago
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Lest we Forget…

Dear Earthlings, Greetings! Recently, after having an argument with my mom I mentioned “staki stress” and she laughed and said despite what I may or may not want to hear “it is what it is” and boy was she right! Now, its 2019, some of us are still weaning off the festive mood, I wouldn’t

By Oluchina Oyesa 4 months ago
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WHAT KIND OF YOUTH ARE WE, ARE YOU?

There’s a time my next door neighbor told me that his only wish was to grow up quickly and get to be 21 years old. At the time, he was 11 years old. I got curious and asked him why… Boy (with childish yet great conviction in his eyes): At 21, I’ll be considered a

By Oluchina Oyesa 3 years ago
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TAKEOUTS FROM THE NAIROBI GARBAGE DEBATE

The debate over the garbage menace in Nairobi made news this week thanks to an interesting piece on KTN by Alex Chamwada. #NrbGarbageDebate was the top trending topic on twitter for the better part of Sunday evening till Monday night. This was quite unusual but, timely considering how Kenyans rarely talk about the environment on

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago