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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 the realization that teens of today, like Greta Thunberg and other young people, are fighting battles I never had to fight. My memories are still as fresh as just brushed teeth. At sixteen, I was

By Purity Wanjohi 5 months ago
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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 also stated that customer subscription has hit 46.6 million. Yes, you read that right. 46.6 million Kenyans have a mobile phone. In addition to that, internet penetration is at a whooping 84% with 43.3 million

By Purity Wanjohi 5 months ago
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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 yet another sad report on the state of the earth, and how we’re doomed if we do nothing. Environmental news lately has been nothing but worrying. With every piece of news I read, I think

By Purity Wanjohi 5 months ago
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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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 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