How many great plans start out as ideas sketched in graphite? Globally, we use 14 billion pencils each year. Now, Kenyan entrepreneurs are producing eco-friendly pencils from recycled newspaper.
Last week Eco Africa had a visitor from our French-language partner station CRTV Cameroon Radio and Television Service. It was a opportunity to better understand the demands of our international collaboration.
On this week's special edition of Eco Africa, we meet eco heroes including a photographer who launched a campaign to ban plastic bags in Kenya and a man who's been planting trees in Burkina Faso to stop desertification.
On this week's show we visit Cameroon's parrot hospital, learn how to turn outdated mobile phones into stationary art and see how crowdsourcing can be used to fund the expansion of Nigeria's power network.
On this week's show, find out why South African farmers are taking down fences, how an army of Tunisian tree lovers replanted a forest, what drives a Gambian eco-activist, and lots more!
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