DW talks to Malian farmers fighting back the desert, asks why one 11-year-old wants us to consume less and finds out how eco sanitary towels are helping women and the planet.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet Nigerians striving for sustainability, German farmers using ancient Amazonian techniques, and Ugandan school children getting green-fingered with urban farming projects at school.
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
This week, we find out how tree stumps can slow desertification, go in search of WWII bombs off the coast of Germany, visit orphaned chimps in Zambia and ask how eco-friendly Christmas trees can be.
If one flower has become synonymous with Valentine's Day, it's the rose. The fragrant blooms are everywhere, from 24-hour gas stations to fancy florists. But their pervasiveness begs a question: How green is my red rose?
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