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  • If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!

    Blogpost by Samwel Omesa - June 5, 2018 at 16:38

    We live in a contemporary society where technology, innovation, globalisation and human interconnectedness define us - overconsumption is the norm. Now, imagine yourself on vacation along the sandy beaches of mombasa - captured on your cellphone is th...

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  • Maiden Machakos Farmers Network

    Blogpost by Claire Nasike - May 15, 2018 at 15:28

    To the west of Nairobi, sits a beautiful, hilly, semi-arid county. It is named after Masaku wa Munyeti, an Akamba chief. Welcome to Machakos home to Iveti hills.

    It is a radiant Thursday morning, my colleagues and I are here for three days to visit t...

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  • Talking Forest With City Dwellers In Yaounde

    Blogpost by Tatsifouo Fondjo Hermann - April 5, 2018 at 14:53

    I have always seen surveys conducted on TV and until the 19 March 2018, I was afraid to approach strangers on the street and ask questions. During the World Forest Day celebration, we, the Environmental Ambassadors of Cameroon, decided to organise a s...

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  • World Water Day 2018: More Needs to be Done

    Blogpost by Akinyi Chemutai - March 23, 2018 at 15:34

    “Water, water everywhere, not any drop to drink.” In these lines, Samuel Taylor Coleridge made reference to the fact that while seawater is in plenty, human beings can survive only with fresh water. This surprisingly scarce and vital resource is key t...

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  • 3 Water-related Petitions to Sign this World Water Day

    Blogpost by Angelo Louw - March 22, 2018 at 13:19


    The past few years have been particularly devastating on the African continent as the effects of climate change have manifested in a series of crippling droughts, floods and other natural disasters in several countries.

    As weather patterns chang... Read more >

  • Walking through the tropical swamps of DRC

    Blogpost by Capucine Dayen - March 22, 2018 at 13:03

    Planet Lovers & Protectors, my name is Capucine Dayen, International Communications Coordinator for Greenpeace Africa, but I go by Caps. In June last year, I joined the Congo Basin Forest Campaign Team and together we work to protect the second larges... Read more >

  • Who is tampering with our water?

    Blogpost by Lerato Ngakane - March 22, 2018 at 12:38

    “We have a single opportunity, to change the narrative on water, by acting timeously in pursuit of a more promising future, in a better world, which should never face the scenario of the last single drop of water, in our lifetime and for generations t... Read more >

  • This is why the Antarctic needs your help

    Blogpost by Aimee Hoppe - March 19, 2018 at 15:50

    Six years ago, sitting behind a computer of a construction company, I realised I needed to do more with my life. I no longer wanted to keep financial records of wealthy individuals and businesses, but instead I wanted to make an impact on positive env...

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  • A new era is opening!

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame - March 19, 2018 at 12:20

    Like a wildfire, the decision by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to sanction vessels involved in illegal fishing activities in Africa has spread throughout the region.

    From Nouadhibou (in Mauritania) to Tumbu (in Sierra Leone) through the...

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  • I can still feel the enthusiasm of our Cameroon volunteers!

    Blogpost by Njeri Kabeberi - March 15, 2018 at 16:01

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    As I stepped out of the plane at the Yaounde international airport, the humid twenty-eight degree Celsius (28⁰C) midday temperature engulfed  my face and though perspiring, it gave me the feeling of a warm welcome to the capital of Cameroon. Walking...

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