What’s It Like to Have Your Period in Nigeria?

Eco Chic

Two years ago, I received an Instagram message from a medical student in Nigeria. . “I’m I’m a medical student in my final year and I am the CEO of Youths Enlightenment Senitel, an NGO for girls in Nigeria,” the note started out. . “I ” was all I shouted and screamed at the top of my voice to the young girls under the local canopy we had for the girl child enlightenment, at Jenta Adamu street, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria.

Students propose a biomimetic solution to reduce post-harvest food waste in Nigeria


As one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest producers of tomatoes, Nigeria grows up to 1.5 Unlike consumer-driven food waste that plagues the developed world, much of the food waste in developing countries such as Nigeria occurs during the post-processing stage.


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Nigeria Experiences Largest Oil Spill In Thirteen Years

Eco Friendly Daily

The oil giant Shell and the nation of Nigeria have a sordid past. A report earlier this year by the United Nations found fifty years of oil pollution in the Ogoniland region of Nigeria. However, an oil spill which occurred last week, said to be Nigeria’s largest since 1998, has not been found due to either of these causes. The pollution is considered so substantial that the UN estimates that it will take approximately thirty years to clean the area up.

UK Company Choice Textile Ltd to Donate One Million Books to Imo State Government, Nigeria

Green (Living) Review

And while in the UK every child has access to a library, there are very few libraries in Eastern Nigeria and even where they do exist they often hold only a limited and outdated range of text books. Choice has promised that it will continue to meet all operational obligations right up to the arrival of the books in Nigeria.

The power of social enterprise: Can a forgotten nut boost Nigeria’s economy?


The rest is here: The power of social enterprise: Can a forgotten nut boost Nigeria’s economy? An innovative start-up is leveraging the original ingredient in Coca-Cola to kickstart sustainable development in the country. Business Green cities country leveraging-the-original original test-solutions the living transportation with-automotive

The power of social enterprise: Can a forgotten nut boost Nigeria’s economy?


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4 simple and collaborative business models to unlock Nigeria’s $1 billion undergrid minigrid market


Read the original post: 4 simple and collaborative business models to unlock Nigeria’s $1 billion undergrid minigrid market. The opportunity to invest is massive, and new ownership models from subcontracting to cooperatives can help communities get in on the action. Business Green action africa corporate-mission electric vehicles energy & climate executive from-subcontracting microgrids smart grid state the-action threaten-their

Will Lagos be submerged by 2100?


Lagos, a city of 24 million on Nigeria's Atlantic coast, experiences devastating floods annually. Sea rise will make that oh so much worse

Turkish locals displaced coal, new report by 350.org

Green Prophet

Act Chevron Climate Change coal fossil fuel Mexico mining Nigeria Shell Turkeyla (Turkey): The impacts coal is having on the environment around Mu?la, la, Turkey. Photo by Servet Dilber, 2019.

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Will Lagos be submerged by 2100?


There’s this problem of the river bank being washed away,” said Manzo Ezekiel, spokesperson for NEMA, Nigeria’s emergency management agency. Green a-will-put city climate change cnn flood floods great great-wall house inconvenience nigeria says-it-expects

‘Climate shocks’ threaten over half of Earth’s children


The billion vulnerable children live in dozens of high-risk developing countries, including Nigeria, India and the Central African Republic. Eco Green children climate-risk events global-net-zero nigeria united united-nationsAs every day brings us new stories of climate-related horror, there’s never been a better time to be old. Because the children are the ones who will grow up to face increasingly extreme and bizarre climate disasters in the decades ahead.

Why Don’t We Care About Thousands of Other Oil Spills?

Green Living Ideas

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Featured Heroines Africa african women black women coach cass dance Eco Travel ecotravel ethical travel Ethiopia ghana girltrek Kenya nigeria South Africa Tanzania travel uganda woman-only travel women's travelRaise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world. Don’t be shy, I too am raising my hand. .

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Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa: Why The Middle East Needs Eco-Activism

Green Prophet

Back in October, the popular Jordanian blogger at The Black Iris wrote that he couldn’t help but make a connection between Jordan and Shell’s oily misadventures in Nigeria. Whilst Jordan may be at the start of its journey with Shell, Nigeria is still struggling to come to terms with its own ordeal with the company. Which goes to show that whilst Ken Saro-Wiwa may have gone, the fight for the environment- in Nigeria, the Middle East and elsewhere- must continue.

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Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

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Films that Will Inspire you to Go Green!

Green Living Ideas

Learn more about the devastating effects of the oil industry in Nigeria from Clean Technica. Activism Al Gore films Nigeria oil If you are one of those people who still believes the earth will continue spinning no matter how much trash and pollutants humans throw its way, you really need to watch these important green films! They might inspire even the most hardened industrialists think twice about throwing away so much trash.

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Think Like a Freak

Environmental Economics

My favorite parts were the discussion of the Japanese hot dog eater Kobayashi and his training/learning regime, why van Halen had the “no brown M&Ms” clause in its contract, and why Nigeriam spam scammers tell you they are from Nigeria. Tyler Cowen: The authors are Levitt and Dubner and the subtitle is The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain. This is a beautifully written book, as good as the original Freakonomics.

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Daily Demand and Supply: On Thanksgiving, Americans are grateful OPEC can't get their act together

Environmental Economics

"The lack of action is bad news for oil-producing countries like Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela, which depend on prices of at least $90 a barrel to meet their economic targets." OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices. Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in production since 2008. via money.cnn.com.

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Cricket and climate change

Green Prophet

If you’ve seen the latest Ted Lasso series on AppleTV, there was an interesting event where the team decided to cut its sponsorship from Dubai Air, a made-up airline, that was investing in exploiting oil fields in Nigeria. One of the team members from Nigeria led the protest. .

"Benevolence sends ASU’s Obacha to Final Four"

Environmental Economics

His good works began two years ago when he returned to his homeland Nigeria and took a few pairs of basketball shoes with him to give to children who couldn’t afford them and were playing either barefooted or in shoes worn and falling apart. The best part was when my whole family got into a game by donating four pairs of shoes: Michael Obacha, a starting forward for the Appalachian State basketball team, has made it to the Final Four.

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Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

Other hydroelectric reservoirs with large surface areas that Sanchez lists as suitable for conversion include those behind the Kainji dam in Nigeria, the Merowe and Roseires dams in Sudan, the Buyo in Cote d’Ivoire, the Lagdo in Cameroon, and the Mtera in Tanzania.

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Clunker cars are choking Africa

Green Prophet

For example, the average age of used vehicles exported to the Gambia was close to 19 years old, while a quarter of used vehicles exported to Nigeria were almost 20 years old. Clunkers from America, Europe and Japan clog the air in Africa. Can’t we send them electric cars already?

Driving, flying expected to spike after COVID-19 pandemic


The countries with the largest number of doubters regarding human responsibility rely heavily on oil production, notably Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and the U.S. But some respondents plan to fly more, especially those in Brazil and Nigeria. People in Brazil, Nigeria, Egypt and Sweden were more likely to be looking forward to holidays abroad. Amidst the everlasting pandemic, fewer people yearn to squeeze into closely spaced airline seats or pack into crowded buses.

Ebola virus, out of control in Africa, may be in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

Originally confined to three West African countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon, the virus, found to be as much as 90% fatal in some rural areas, has now spread to neighboring Nigeria with 7 cases reported resulting in 2 deaths. In the case of Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, the virus arrived there when a US-Liberian passenger from Liberia arrived in Lagos showing advanced symptoms of the disease.

Ecocide Law: Give Mother Nature a Voice

Green Prophet

The Wiwa vs Shell case in Nigeria, a twenty year legal battle which in 2009 was deemed a triumph for the winning plaintiffs but has not resolved the consequences of Shell’s actions, resulted in endemic poverty for the Ogoni people and complete environmental destruction in the Niger delta. Images of oil spills in Ogoniland, Nigeria from National Journal . Making Ecocide a crime and legally punitive could be one way of getting corporations to respect the environment.

The world is failing to limit global warming


These countries include Costa Rica , Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria and the U.K. A newly released assessment by Climate Action Tracker (CAT) shows that nearly every nation has failed to meet a major climate goal. The goal in question is to keep global warming from rising 1.5

A Fridge That Needs No Electricity

Green Earth Journey

In northern Nigeria, where Mohammed is from, over 90% of the villages have no electricity. This is incredible idea is an extension of the pottery water cooling vessels used though the millennia. Chris Gupta Cool: Fridge Without Using Electricity! This is Mohammed Bah Abba's Pot-in-pot invention. His invention, which he won a Rolex Award for (and $100,000), is a refrigerator than runs without electricity. Here's how it works. You take a smaller pot and put it inside a larger pot.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

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Gas Flaring Emissions On Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

Nigeria, a major gas flaring country, is said to suffer from acid rain in areas near to gas flaring sites. The gas flaring most often occurs in countries which suffer from power supply issues, such as Nigeria, a problem which could be resolved by storing the gas rather than flaring it, according to experts. Gas is an extremely popular form of energy and is growing in popularity, especially due to decreasing natural gas prices.

Pee power may be best alternative energy bet yet

Green Prophet

fuel source was previously written about when a group of high school students in Lagos Nigeria created a practical way to separate hydrogen from urine and then use it to power a generator to create electricity. Finding a viable alternative energy source to create low cost bio energy may be closer than we think. Some of these sources include energy from trash and algae as fuel for our future energy needs.

What happens if Ebola virus joins the Hajj to Mecca?

Green Prophet

Extra precautions are being taken in neighboring African countries to the primary “Ebola Zone” ones; particularly in Nigeria where a number of persons became ill when an infected liberian citizen arrived in Lagos from Liberia and later died from the disease. More than 66,000 pilgrims from Nigeria were expected to be attending this year’s Hajj.

Pedal-powered recycling program allows low-income communities to turn waste into value

Green (Living) Review

One solution, which took top honors in this year''s Sustainia Awards, is currently in place in Lagos, Nigeria, and uses a household recycling service with a rewards program to solve the urban waste challenge, effectively letting low-income earn useful goods from the waste in their communities. Along with helping neighborhoods to clean up unmanaged waste, Wecyclers also enables people in low-income communities to turn waste into value through an incentive program.

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How eco-friendly are barbecues?

Green (Living) Review

The trade in Brazil and Nigeria is linked to human rights abuses, including, in some cases, not just child labor but child slavery, much like with the mining of cobalt, illegal logging and increased emissions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not very unless you use charcoal from local sources. As the season is upon us, once again, it is time to talk about it.

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Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management

Green Living Ideas

Wecyclers works to solve the urban waste challenge in Nigeria by using a fleet of low-cost cargo bicycles to offer convenient household recycling service in densely populated low-income neighborhoods. Not everyone wants to talk about waste, but it’s a pretty damn important topic! Last week our Ecopreneurist Priti Ambini moderated a panel discussion with two entrepreneurs who are disrupting the way we think about being in the waste. The discussion happened last week, but lucky you!

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Beyond business as usual: ten principles to promote Nigerian social capitalism

The Green Changemakers

Despite its bad rap in the international press, Nigeria ? Businessman and statesman TY Danjuma has created Nigeria’s first indigenous foundation, using his personal wealth, and has hired a dynamic executive director, Thelma Ekiyor, who has international philanthropy experience. But it also recognizes the importance of promoting Nigeria’s philanthropy movement and creating a new business ethics through exemplary governance practices.

Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt

Green Prophet

Buying into established agricultural firms in food exporting countries such as Serbia, Nigeria and even China sidesteps most obstacles. Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Agriculture minister Ayman Abu Hadid made the announcement in Tunis recently. Egypt is hoping that sustainable farmers will apply. .

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What is E-Waste and Why Does It Matter?

Living Green Technology

Industry experts estimate that 50-80% of the electronics that recyclers receive will eventually be shipped abroad to places like China and Nigeria to be dismantled Oftentimes this is done under terrible conditions and leads to horrible effects on health and extensive environmental damage. Electronic waste is commonly referred to as e-waste, and is used to describe electronic products that are unwanted, obsolete, and/or aren’t working properly anymore.

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African Nations Building Platform For Climate Meeting

Eco Friendly Daily

Ten nations, including South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, are working on a unified platform in order to be more readily heard at the meeting. African nations are hoping to come together in one voice when the United Nations climate change meeting in Copenhagen takes place in December. Studies have shown that while African nations are ranked among the lowest polluters, their continent will suffer the most when it comes to climate change.

Clinton Global Initiative: Ending Modern Slavery and Ensuring The Future of Food

Eco Chic

Left to Right): Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation; Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund; Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Irene B. Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, spoke to the importance of agriculture as an agent for poverty alleviation, and the transformative power of sustainable agriculture.

End the dumping of toxic E-Waste in Third World nations

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The great majority of the “e-waste” whether computers, peripherals or whatever, is not recycled in a proper manner but is being exported from countries such as the USA and the UK, and more than likely others in Europe too, to Third World countries, such as India, Ghana, Nigeria, and others.

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Brazil’s Easy Taxi App Heads to Egypt and Morocco

Green Prophet

To begin with, Easy Taxi will expand in Nigeria, one of Africa’s fastest growing economies with a population of nearly 180 million people, a challenging testing ground to say the least. “We Sometimes if you stand on the wrong corner of a busy street in Cairo , taxis will drive right on by, guilt-free, while in less populated cities throughout the Middle East and Africa, they are simply hard to find.

Pee Power is making energy from urine in Africa

Green Prophet

Four teenagers in Lagos Nigeria, working on a school project, created a practical way to separate hydrogen from urine, and then use it to power a generator to create electricity (see photo above). It’s already well known that manure or poop can be recycled for making products like paper. as well as creating biogas power from methane gas. Turning urine or pee into electricity is another matter.

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Garbage From All Around The World Set to Clog Our Oceans

Living Green Technology

Turkey, 5 African countries (including Nigeria and Egypt), Brazil and USA are part of the list as well. Our oceans are rapidly filling up with plastic trash and will soon be clogged with it too. According to a report by the journal Science, in 2010 itself, a staggering eight million tons of plastic trash went into oceans from the 192 coastal countries of the world. Backed by extensive research and data analysis, the study also mentions that the rate at which this trash is increasing.

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