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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 2 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
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From The Environment To You

The Environmental Kingdom Associates Committee, P.O Box All Around the World, Worldwide. 24th December, 2015 To Peoples of the Earth, All Around the World, Dear World Inhabitants, RE: CHRISTMAS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION It is the merry making season again. I am sure you are all excited. That is, everyone except us, the environmental kingdom. This

By Purity Wanjohi 3 years ago
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WE NEED INDEPENDENCE FROM LITTERING TOO

Our beloved country will be celebrating 52 years of independence from British Colonialism on Saturday. I would never have known what the Mau Mau, and the other fighters went through had it not be for the history lessons and the story-telling tales I heard when I was growing up. Today, I want to thank them

By Purity Wanjohi 3 years ago
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Climate Change: 3 Reasons You Should Care

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the COP 21 meeting. There is a lot of optimism in the air for action. I think for a long time, there’s been more talk than action and it is quite a relief when you hear the biggest culprits like Obama and the Chinese premier finally

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago
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WHY THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT?

Did you know that our economies exist because of the environment? Every resource we trade or even use traces its roots to the environment. However, even with all these facts and many more, why don’t human beings appreciate the environment nowadays? How did we end up where we are now? My grandmother used to tell

By Purity Wanjohi 3 years ago
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LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER

Nairobi may be clean in the CBD and in a few porsche estates but generally it is not anywhere close to being a sustainable city. Litter and waste materials are thrown almost everywhere in public spaces and streets. Efforts are being made on a daily basis to correct this, but the rate at which these

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago
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Our Women History Month Feature on the YALI Times

Purity Wanjohi and Kevin Okech are the two faces behind Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI), a community-based organization in Nairobi, Kenya, with a mission to inspire change in how Nairobi residents treat the environment. The two have run the initiative alongside other members for almost two years and have shown dedication in mobilizing volunteer students and

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago