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MSI FEATURED ON THE YALI TIMES

Purity Wanjohi and Kevin Okech are the two faces behind Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI), a community-based organization in Nairobi, Kenya, with a mission to inspire change in how Nairobi residents treat the environment

The two have run the initiative alongside other members for almost two years and have shown dedication in mobilizing volunteer students and youths to achieve this mission...

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THINK BEFORE YOU TOSS

The world is a very small place. It is supposed to bring us close, closer to people and closer to things. It is so small that we ought to be wary of what we say, what we do, and how we interact with even the least thought of things; lest one day we meet when we least expected it, at a place we never thought of, and in a form we could hardly imagine. An encounter that might not be pretty.

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WHY THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT?

Did you know that our economies exist because of the environment? Every resource we trade or even use traces its roots to the environment. However, even with all these facts and many more, why don’t human beings appreciate the environment nowadays? How did we end up where we are now? My grandmother used to tell us stories of how they used to take care of the environment, while they were young. What happened to that attitude? Where did we go wrong?

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NAIROBIANS, GIVE GOVERNOR KIDERO A BREAK!!

Yes, give Dr. Kidero a break! I am an ardent reader of newspapers. I like to know what’s happening. Unfortunately, every two weeks, my sacred reading time has to be rudely interrupted by someone complaining about the state of the Nairobi County. The first thing they always write about is how dirty Nairobi is. That just drives me up the wall and you know why? Kidero doesn’t dirtify Nairobi. You, Nairobi residents, do. Except those who come for the Mazingira Safi Initiative clean-ups.

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LET'S NOT BE COMPARED TO CANCER!!!

I recently came across a very thought-provoking comment posted on the internet. This is what the writer, Agent Smith, wrote: “I would like to share a revelation that I have had. It came to me when I was trying to classify your species. I realized that you humans are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans, do not. You move to an area, and you multiply and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed...

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