Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda

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Rwanda got 60,000 new trees, and Kenya got 20,000. In Rwanda, One Tree Planted aimed to boost local farmers’ harvests and incomes by planting coffee seedlings in the Kayonza and Gakenke districts. See original here: Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda. Green a-basket-with a-tool-slung conservation kenya kijabe-forest north-america planted rwanda work

Energiya Global to solar power up 8% of Rwanda using clean energy

Green Prophet

Abramowitz and his companies Gigawatt Global and Energiya Global announced that they have secured $23 million in financing and about $710,000 in grants for an 8.5-megawatt solar energy plant in Rwanda. The project, to be built on land owned by the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, will provide training for orphans raised there, and is expected to supply about eight percent of Rwanda’s energy needs. Rwanda has agreed to buy the power created in this first deal over the next 25 years.

Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded. Rwanda’s national parks are a huge draw for international and domestic visitors and an economic driver. Tourism is 25% of Rwanda’s national export, 4 times the world average, and 8% of the GDP. Rwanda is one of the few places in the world to see wild gorillas, and many tourists come to look for the great apes.

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Heroines for the Planet: Blue Marble Owners Bring Ice Cream to Rwanda

Eco Chic

Her argument was a compelling one — that ice cream could be a boon to war-torn Rwanda, a nation still recovering from the 1994 genocide. Together, the three formed a non-profit called Blue Marble Dreams , and with Kiki’s help, they opened up Inzozi Nziza (“Sweet Dreams”) in Butare, Rwanda. Lindsay: Your non-profit Blue Marble Dreams explores ice cream’s potential to inspire joy and spur economic growth.Tell us about your very first initiative in Rwanda.

DIY wheelchairs offers Rwanda's disabled an affordable alternative

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DIY wheelchairs offers Rwandas disabled an affordable alternative. This isn’t a big deal if you’re living in developed countries but most of the wheelchairs available on the markets aren’t affordable for those residing in the developing regions like Rwanda and others like it. DIY Affordable Wheelchairs Picture Gallery DIY Affordable Wheelchairs DIY Affordable Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs in Rwanda. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password.

The 10 countries most and least threatened by climate change

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Top of the list is Singapore , followed by Rwanda, China, India and the Solomon Islands consecutively. Green botswana climate danilo-bitetti- doubletree georgia local rwanda science south-korea studyA new study published in PLOS ONE has identified countries most at risk of “climate change-related harm” and those in a good position to deal with climate change’s effects.

Tourists could spread COVID-19 to gorillas in East Africa

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” Mountain gorillas are native to East Africa, with the largest population in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Eco Green africa conservation covid gorillas managed forests people prefab rwanda thomas-fuhrmann ugandaA study by researchers at Oxford Brookes University shows that tourists may be spreading COVID-19 to gorillas in the wild. The study was carried out through an analysis of about 1,000 photos from Instagram posts.

The daily life of a tree farmer with One Tree Planted

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Related: Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda Here’s what Clark-Lee had to say about working with One Tree Planted. Eco Green a-new-tab family industry new-tab planted rwanda service trees

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The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets

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emissions through the carbon mitigation associated with a forest planted in Rwanda or a direct air capture project in Canada, a plastic credit could go to paying waste collectors in Bangalore or expanding a plastic processing facility in Indonesia. Business Eco Green Recycle a-clean-economy absence california carbon environment local marketplace movie philippines plastics-claims rwanda tci

It Began with Thistles: The Way of Tea and Justice

Eco Chic

Creative Arts becca stevens book review british east india company history justice magdalene rwanda shared trade Tea thistle farms thistle stop cafe women''s rights Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest and the founder of Magdalene , Thistle Farms , and Thistle Stop Cafe. Magdalene is a residential program in Nashville, Tennessee, for women who are survivors of sexual abuse, trafficking, prostitution, or life on the streets.

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Three prefab modules make up this contemporary rural home

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Green conservation home kenya project rural architecture rwanda silvetop ash sydneyOn a 190-hectare working farm near the NSW city of Orange, Australian modular design company Modscape has completed a new prefab home that takes in dramatic landscape views in all directions. An exercise in efficiency, the 225-square-meter residence was constructed in a controlled factory environment and comprises just three modules.

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Is almond milk bad for the environment?

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Business Eco Green agriculture almond california conservation dairy alternative environment home internet nutrition rwanda spotlight treeAlmonds are a nutritious and satisfying food source. Not only are the munchable nuts a popular snack , but they are also used in a variety of other consumable products, such as almond butter and almond flour, and can be used in a milk alternative for people with dairy allergies or vegan preferences.

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Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Cool Green Science

I then moved to Rwanda to start the country’s first microfinance bank, to serve those without access to typical financial services. She also co-founded Duterimbere, a micro-finance institution in Rwanda. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek and find more of his writing on The Huffington Post.

Founders of Israel’s Arava to Solarize Developing Countries

Green Prophet

With President and co-founder Yosef Abramowitz at the helm, Energiya plans to spend $20 billion by 2020 on building 10,000MW of solar capacity in countries as far afield as Rwanda and Romania. “We “Energiya Global is developing the first utility-scale solar PV project in Rwanda,” the company announced on their website. Founders of the Arava Power Company in Israel have started a new firm that will focus on bringing renewable energy to countries in the developing world.

I knew nothing about "the obscure effort to amend the Montreal Protocol"

Environmental Economics

The talks in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, did not draw the same spotlight as the climate change accord forged in Paris last year. Until today: Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.

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Highschool kids develop algae superfood to feed Africa’s hungry

Green Prophet

Since its original inception, the Tel Aviv high school project has expanded to actual involvement with African countries like Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Beginning originally on South Africa, the project is also being tried in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 1.5 Algae as superfood?

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NOMA Collectives Joshua Tree Edit highlights global artisans

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There are also decorative bowls, like the Ivy Wooden Bowl carved by artisans in remote Rwanda.

Paper or Plastic?

Environmental News Network

The video highlights global plastic bag ban successes like Rwanda, but it also “attempts” to be “balanced” as well and questions the sourcing of recycled bags and the landfill impact of paper bags. I recently came across the following video from DNews ( Discovery News ) briefly addressing the age old grocery store bag question of ” paper or paper? It’s quite educational and entertaining, and I suggest anyone with a spare 3 minutes to take a peak.

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Fledgling Stories

Michael Grossman

Soon they’ll be in Egypt and Rwanda. What does honey have to do with saving elephants in Botswana, and why would I want to buy another pair of shoes made in Asia? These business propositions were just a couple of the conscious companies crafting their pitch at Fledge’s Demo Day. Not familiar with Fledge?

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Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 1

Green Prophet

In June, Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Orite Noked, visited Rwanda and declared that Israel would soon establish a Centre of Excellence, a hub of agricultural development and innovation, in Kicukiro District, Rwanda. Israel now has relations with 44 African nations, more than at any time in its history.

Let’s bounce! on tires upcycled into rubber-soled shoes

Green Prophet

Jena Kitley, Alani Fadzil and Lauren Joseph looked to Rwanda for inspiration, an African country where 90 per cent of the population works in (mostly subsistence) agriculture. “Rwanda has an abundance of tires , a durable, flexible, waterproof material, which was suitable to be used for the sole of the shoe.

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IKEA and UN Unveil Prefab Solar-Powered Refugee Shelters

Green Prophet

The ongoing Syrian conflict has put refugees at their highest number since 1994 – a terrible year for the people of Rwanda and Yugoslavia; this year – in time for World Refugee Day – IKEA and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) have unveiled a solar-powered home designed to protect women and children living in makeshift camps.

Science for Nature & People (SNAP) Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups

Nature Conservancy - Science

This Working Group will focus on helping Rwanda, one of the World Bank’s core implementing countries for natural capital accounting, determine the value of non-market services in two priority landscapes. The results of this work will directly support Rwanda’s development planning process, as well as underpin the central role of natural capital in economic output. Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda © Rwanda Government/flickr via creative commons.

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Protection Working for Mountain Gorillas

Eco Friendly Daily

The 329-square-kilometre national park is home to about 340 gorillas, a third of the total world population: The rest live in a second population straddling the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last week brought a bit of good environmental news from Africa: for at least some of our charismatic primate cousins, forest protection seems to be having an effect.

Ethiopia Can’t Afford The New Nile Dam

Green Prophet

Even if the other upstream countries – Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – are interested in securing more water rights, none of them are in the financial position to lend a monetary hand. :: The Economist. Ethiopia insists it will build the Grand Millennium Dam, but there is no money behind the words. Defiant Ethiopia is proceeding with its plan to build the Grand Millennium Dam on the Nile river , but what kind of dam can they build without cash flow?

Mushroom Man, Crime-Fighting Reindeer & Saving Silverbacks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Sabyinyo group of mountain gorillas. Photo © Carine06/Flickr. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team. We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife. Can ecotourism save mountain gorillas? (The The Breakthrough Institute).

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Bike-Friendly Cities, Overheated Trout and Protein 2.0

Nature Conservancy - Science

Gender mainstreaming in Rwanda puts more land –and decisions — into women’s hands. Last summer’s heat wave in the upper Midwest took a toll on populations of native trout, which don’t survive water temperatures above 77 degrees F. Photo credit: Flickr user Al_HikesAZ , via a Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

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Speak With Sarah Silverman When You Support Galapagos Solar Campaign

Green Prophet

By 2020, Energiya plans to spend $20 billion on 10,000 MW of solar capacity in countries as far afield as Rwanda and Romania. Sometimes it takes a touch of star power to boost solar energy projects, which may be why comedian Sarah Silverman has publicly supported Arava Power and Energiya Global founder Yosef Abramowitz’s latest solar campaign in the Galapagos Islands.

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Egypt Holds On Tight To Nile Water Rights

Green Prophet

Since 1929, Egypt has held a near-monopoly on the water, but last year Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda signed the Entebbe Treaty that neither Egypt nor Sudan recognize in order to arrest that monopoly. As its grip on the Nile river slips away, Egypt reframes the tone of its negotiations. Egypt has announced a final effort to re-negotiate the terms of the Cooperative Framework Agreement which apportions water from the Nile River to various basin countries.

Israel’s Captain Sunshine a CNN Green Pioneer

Green Prophet

Abramowitz and his family recently volunteered in the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, where he instructed youth about the potential of solar energy. See two green pioneers from the Middle East featured on CNN this weekend. Yosef Abramowitz , from the Israel-based Arava Power Company , was chosen as a leading environmental figure by the CNN television network from among a global pool of candidates.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

China, Bangladesh, South Africa, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda Botswana, Kenya and Ethiopia have enacted total bans. France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. It’s The part of the nation’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which will also carry out a ban on plastic bags in grocery shops and markets beginning in July.

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Purdue University Cleans Up Drinking Water Thanks To The Solar Water Purifier

Eco Friendly Daily

Doctoral student Eric Gentil Mbonimpa, a native of Rwanda (on the eastern side of Lake Victoria along the Nile River), and Bryan Vadheim, an undergraduate from Montana State University, Blatchley successfully conducted the experiment in the relative weaker sunlight of Indiana. Recently, we published an article which looked at the use of solar energy to extract oil. The world is looking for simple solutions to its complex problems.

Egypt Losing its Mighty Nile Drop by Drop

Green Prophet

Egypt does not recognize a recent agreement signed by Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, that seeks to allow irrigation and hydroelectric projects to go ahead without Cairo’s consent. Ethiopia and other African countries upstream have plans to divert Nile River water. What does this mean for Egypt?

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Ethiopia Unveils First Electric Vehicle

Eco Friendly Daily

Recently, Rwanda began use of their first bio-diesel bus. Africa and other areas of the world are expected to suffer the greatest due to global warming. This is why the richer nations of the world are contributing to helping these areas fight the very warming the richer nations helped create. Despite poorer conditions, many nations in Africa are attempting to turn to renewable energy and more environmentally friendly vehicles. South Africa launched an electric car in 2008.

Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

Handmade by women artisans in Rwanda receiving fair wages. We want modern styles that look good and do right. But the question of where to shop is not always apparent. Stuck? We’ve got a hint that will make it easy. Modavanti , an online boutique, is quickly becoming the web destination to shop sustainable fashion. Stocking some of the industries’ hottest brands, they’ve got an eye for style and a heart for moving fashion forward.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

The memorandum is aimed at addressing food security through partnerships with farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Investing in African Agriculture. This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Israel will contribute expertise in irrigation, water technologies, agricultural production and climate change.

Move Over World Bank: Bilateral Institutions Lead Investment Beyond the Grid

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They included industry leaders M-KOPA in Kenya, which was able to offer a new pay-as-you-go solar product, Mobisol , which was able to pilot prepaid solar home systems in Rwanda, and Kamworks , which is testing rental services for solar home services in Cambodia. Photo courtesy of GSMA. While investments are continuing to flow into beyond the grid clean energy markets, most public institutions are missing in action.

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Move Over World Bank: Bilateral Institutions Lead Investment Beyond the Grid

Sierra Club Compass

They included industry leaders M-KOPA in Kenya, which was able to offer a new pay-as-you-go solar product, Mobisol , which was able to pilot prepaid solar home systems in Rwanda, and Kamworks , which is testing rental services for solar home services in Cambodia. Photo courtesy of GSMA. While investments are continuing to flow into beyond the grid clean energy markets, most public institutions are missing in action.

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Collapse (Jared Diamond)

The Green Changemakers

which can either be resolved thru coutroom process (like in the US or Phils) or nastier forms like that in Rwanda" p320 2nd par "Friends of mine who visited Rwanda in 1984 sensed an ecological disaster in the making. Review by Christian Tena Bottom up Management Approach as opposed to Top Down p 277-278 "Small societies occupying a small island or homeland can adopt a bottom-up approach to environmental management.

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The first gourmet coffee to come from DRCongo for over 40 years hits the UK

Green (Living) Review

It is estimated that around 1,000 people die every year as they attempt to transport their coffee illegally across Lake Kivu into Rwanda in search of higher prices. London, February 2011: Sainsbury's is helping to rejuvenate the coffee industry in two African countries by releasing a new limited edition Fairtrade coffee for Red Nose Day that will see the first high quality coffee from the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) available in the mainstream market since the 1960s.

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Extinction The Facts explores the global extinction crisis and its consequences

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When he visited the mountain gorillas of Rwanda 40 years ago, they were on the brink of extinction with just 250 individuals left. When Sir David Attenborough talks, we listen. That’s why we just couldn’t miss the March 31 premiere of “Extinction – The Facts” presented by PBS. Lifelong broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough talks viewers through the consequences of the global extinction crisis along with some of the world’s leading scientists and wildlife experts.

Creating a Roadmap for Environmentally Sustainable Meat Production and Consumption

The Green Changemakers

For more on biodiversity and sustainable methods of meat production and consumption see: Healing With Livestock in Rwanda , Teacher Turned Farmer.Turned Teacher , Got Biogas? by Danielle Nierenberg Presenting a road map for environmentally sustainable meat production and consumption, Senior Researcher Danielle Nierenberg is speaking on a panel at the European Commission’s Green Week in Brussels today.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

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All combined, this year’s cohort reports to offices in 12 nations across six continents, including Brazil, Canada, China, India, Lithuania, New Zealand and Rwanda. For Ghislain Irakoze, it was a startup helping boost electronics waste reuse and recycling in Rwanda.