On this week's Eco Africa, we explore solar lamps in Burkina Faso, environmental education in Nigeria, and meet the woman making furniture from plastic.
On Eco Africa: solar lamps in Burkina Faso, turning plastic into furniture in Cameroon, France's 'solidarity fridge'.
In the rural region of Souss-Massa in Morocco, farmers are feeling the impact of extreme weather. DW met the man behind the idea of introducing a new insurance scheme to protect their livelihoods.
Plastic pollution is an issue in Cameroon like in many other countries. One woman is using bottles to make furniture, including armchairs and even beds.
In rural areas of Burkina Faso often as much as 95 percent of the population are without access to electricity. Two brothers have joined forces to produce solar-powered lamps on an industrial scale.
In the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos plastic pollution is a huge problem. The Green Fingers Conservation Initiative is helping kids learn about their environment through a creative approach.
88 million tons of food are wasted in Europe every year. With that in mind restaurant owner Dounia Mebtoul created the first 'solidarity fridge'.
Bees, crucial to global food production, are under threat. Scientists in Kenya are trying a new approach to protect both local crops and bees.
As wolves return to Germany, the danger of attacks on humans is growing. Animal protectionists fear that open season will be declared on the creatures. Can wolf management help coexistence between humans and the canines?
As the world's population grows, food security is becoming a growing concern. Agnes Kalibata, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, spoke to DW about what can be done.
A pan-African organization aims to boost climate awareness among young people. The organization has 25 groups in Togo alone. But it's not just about boosting environmental awareness, but also offering new ways to earn.
Importing cars to the continent is expensive — and foreign models are not always suited for Africa's notoriously rugged roads. Kenya's only car manufacturer Mobius has come up with a solution.
There were none left in Uganda until the Rhino Fund imported a few and started a breeding program. Now there are 24 at its sanctuary in Ziwa, protected by a large team of rangers.
Nacreous clouds may be stunning, but they're terrible for the environment. That's because these beautiful whisps of color are wreaking havoc on the ozone layer.
Can poetry save the planet? A group of students at the University of Lagos thinks it can certainly help! They've set up the Parliament of Poets initiative, using poetry to educate people about the environment.
CodeCheck is a new app that helps shoppers make better choices when buying food or cosmetics. By scanning barcodes it can alert buyers about possible allergies or even if the product contains microplastics.
"Some trees that are more than 100 years old, with great value for my people, are being cut, are disappearing, and sometimes being sold for next to nothing." Sena Alouka, Young Volunteers for the Environment.
When it comes to the health of our planet, we often look to the example set by others. This week on Living Planet, we take a look at one U.S. state that is trying to set the bar high, one area in Chile that has a dismally low environmental record, and we speak with an environmental lawyer trying to set new precedents in Europe and beyond.
What to find out about people doing their bit for the environment? Check out their inspiring green stories here. And tell us how you're #doingyourbit for the planet.
If you're working on an environmental project, upload your story and you could appear on the show.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, Nneota Egbe presents environmental issues and solutions from West Africa.
Based in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, Felicia Endersby presents environmental issues and solutions from Africa's rainbow nation.
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