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Green economy localised

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Assessing “Greenness” of my local economy An article in the World Bank website (http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/04/04/creating-global-green-growth-indicators ) proposes the following areas as being critical in the assessment of progress made towards a green economy. · environmental and resource productivity and innovation · natural assets (including biodiversity) and their cost-effective management · the environmental quality of life (including access t...


YOUTH Innovation: Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

Posted February 21, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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When I came across this article I was so glad that youth are actually taking it upon themselves to provide a sustainable and renewable energy source in Kenya. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed. "Since I got these sola...