How has Kenya government been managing its environment? Samson Ogallah, the Program Manager of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, gives us new insights from the ground.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how green architecture can change lives in South Africa and visit a school in Tanzania that is learning through a partnership with a school in Germany. All this and more!
Using scrap wood and other recycled materials like used wine bottles, an entrepreneur is bringing about social change through better and greener buildings in Port Elizabeth's Joe Slovo Township.
Ludwig Essig is only 15 but with some friends he has already started a community-based group to fight for a better envorinment. The group aims to convince others that protecting the climate is the right thing to do.
European and African students are teaming up. After having already 'greened' their school, German pupils are passing on what they learned to new friends at Bishop Moshi Secondary School in Tanzania.
Zambia’s state coffers are dependant on mining but the social and green costs of the industry are huge. Eco hero Peter Sinkamba is fighting to put people and the planet first.
Sustainable cocoa production in Sierra Leone, monitoring Kenya's fish stocks and an eco-friendly soccer club. Join us on eco@africa for these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe.
The production of cocoa can be beneficial for everyone in Sierra Leone. Cocoa plants provide shade and enrich the soil. They can also provide a regular income for locals and be exported sustainably and profitably.
In Germany, start-up 'GreenGuru' provides urban professionals who are too busy to prepare a wholesome lunch with nutritious snacks and meals. Healthy eating has become a trend - and it's even beneficial for the environment.
Overfishing has depleted fish stocks off the Kenyan coast. Now to keep the ecosystem in balance, a nature conservancy employs 32 controllers to monitor fish stocks and supervise fishing methods.
Smog impacts people's health and causes lung diseases. The problem: You can't really see or smell it. Now a start-up has built a device which measures air quality and tells users when the concentration is high.
The Forest Green Rovers soccer team may be fifth in the English League, but when it comes to environmental issues, they are number one. Their pitch is fertilized with seaweed and the lawnmower is solar-powered.
To help save the Coco de Mer, a giant type of coconut that weighs up to 30 kilos, the UN Development Program is assisting the Seychelles in finding ways to ensure that it has the necessary funding.
Recycle Up! Ghana (RUG) is an African-German initiative that works with Ghanaian schools to tackle the waste problem in the country. Collected and cleaned trash is sold to a local recycling company.
Old car tires usually end up on waste dumps. Nigerian activists had the brilliant idea of turning them into useful and beautiful furniture instead.
Butterflies are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change – so a German teenager passionate about the creatures is doing her bit for the environment with the help of an app.
Students in Cameroon have come up with an ingenious way to combat the city of Douala's mounting waste management problem: a more eco-friendly form of coal made of household waste from old banana peels to leftover food.
An engineer from Cameroon who studied renewable energy in Italy is sharing his knowledge back home by launching an NGO. By training young people on working with solar panels, communities benefit from renewable skills.
An exploding human population and growing demand for grazing areas means wildlife are competing with people over increasingly-scarce land near the Serengeti National Park. An organization is trying to reduce the tension.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how humans and wildlife are competing over space near the Serengeti, counting butterflies for climate change and making greener coal from banana skins. All this and more!
Eating a sugary treat can give you an oft-needed energy kick. But what if you could power your home with the sweet stuff? One sugar firm in Uganda is doing just that.
On this week's eco@africa, we look at sugar power in Uganda, how a coal haven is going green and much more.
Vultures are often portrayed as ugly, dirty scavengers. But they are vital to keeping ecosystems healthy. Can we save these much-maligned and endangered birds?
Essen, in Germany's west, was once a center of coal production. Now it's Europe’s "Green Capital" thanks to investment in green infrastructure, a "bike autobahn" and plans to slash emissions.
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