In Ghana, the so-called “Hipsters of Nature” uses cultural events to raise awareness of the need for environmental protection. Their imaginations are as boundless as their determination to affect a change in thinking.
On this week's eco@africa, the growth of mushroom farming in Zimbabwe, Uganda's top crocodile catcher, and Kenya's young environmentalists. All this and much more!
Ghana has a huge plastic waste problem — it produces up to 22,000 tons every year, but recycles very little of that. Now, one local company is taking up the fight against the rising tide of plastic by transforming it into paving tiles. This not only helps the environment, but also allows locals to earn a decent wage — and the plastic pavers are now a common sight in the neighborhoods of Accra.
'It often takes a crisis, such as we have seen in southern Africa in the past months, to firmly remind people that water has a great impact on our lives.' Chilufya Chileshe, WaterAid
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's eco@africa, the fight to save an endangered frog in South Africa, eco-soap in Rwanda, a floating trash can, and ambitious reforestation in Rwanda. All this and much more!
"We need to have a political discussion on how we want to use our water, in what economic activities do we want to invest our water resources, then build the governance structures around that" Jens Berggren, water expert
On this week's eco@africa, we meet the people turning discarded fishing nets into jewelry, the man trying to save Nigeria's last lions and we find out how Morocco is going organic. All this and much more!
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
After a decades-long ban on harmful ozone-depleting chemicals, the ozone layer is finally healing. Could this be a model for tackling other environmental problems like climate change?
Air pollution in the Indian capital has hit hazardous levels after a night of revelry to celebrate the festival of Diwali. Despite a ruling to limit the use of firecrackers, most celebrations went ahead as normal.
Building a completely solar-powered town is a challenge, even in very sunny Florida. And not just for technical reasons. Getting average buyers to go green sometimes means having to compromise.
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