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WHAT KIND OF YOUTH ARE WE, ARE YOU?

There’s a time my next door neighbor told me that his only wish was to grow up quickly and get to be 21 years old. At the time, he was 11 years old. I got curious and asked him why ...

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GREEN POLICIES WHERE WE STAND

It was with utter delight that we ushered in the recent development in environmental sustainability. With the launch of Kenya Green University Network (KGUN) that is purposed to streamline environmental sustainability practices into our curriculum, one could find a room of doubt: is this the way to do it? ...

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TAKEOUTS FROM THE NAIROBI GARBAGE DEBATE

The debate over the garbage menace in Nairobi made news this week thanks to an interesting piece on KTN by Alex Chamwada. #NrbGarbageDebate was the top trending topic on twitter for the better part of Sunday evening till Monday night. This was quite unusual but, timely considering how Kenyans rarely talk about the environment on social media. Reading through some of the tweets, it was interesting to know the perspectives Nairobians hold regarding environmental cleanliness.

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WE NEED INDEPENDENCE FROM LITTERING TOO!

Our beloved country will be celebrating 52 years of independence from British Colonialism on Saturday. I would never have known what the Mau Mau, and the other fighters went through had it not be for the history lessons and the story-telling tales I heard when I was growing up. Today, I want to thank them for their sacrifice. So, THANK YOU!

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LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER

Nairobi may be clean in the CBD and in a few porsche estates but generally it is not anywhere close to being a sustainable city. Litter and waste materials are thrown almost everywhere in public spaces and streets. Efforts are being made on a daily basis to correct this, but the rate at which these efforts are made is way less than the rate at which waste is produced and discarded, making it only practical if we, Nairobians, begin to show concern for the waste we produce. More often than not, I tend to assume that we simply do not care, but maybe, it could be that most of us do not know how to keep our environment clean, and we need to be reminded constantly of what to do.

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FROM THE ENVIRONMENT TO YOU

It is the merry season making again. I am sure you are all excited. That is everyone except us, the environmental kingdom. This is because of what we go through for your activities. As the EAC, we are writing to you to tell you that IF YOU CANNOT BIN YOUR TRASH, KINDLY STAY HUNGRY! Be mindful about us this season as you celebrate

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CLIMATE CHANGE: 3 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the COP 21 meeting. There is a lot of optimism in the air for action. I think for a long time, there’s been more talk than action and it is quite a relief when you hear the biggest culprits like Obama and the Chinese premier finally acknowledging their roles in pushing up global temperatures and embracing their responsibilities in bringing a solution to the matter. This is the first time global leaders have actually shown real commitment to climate change matters. Most likely it could be due to the fact that there hasn’t been much improvement since the COP 01 in Berlin, 21 years ago...

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