Zimbabwe permaculture education center promotes self-sufficiency


German architecture firm Studio Anna Heringer has completed the first kindergarten in Zimbabwe’s Chimanimani District, a rural and desolate region home to about 200 families that have long lacked access to education. The structural frames use timber from Zimbabwe tree plantations.

Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe

Green Living Ideas

from Solar Love Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe I received this news and Zimbabwe photo yesterday from Steve Katsaros, founder of Nokero, a pioneering Denver company that makes great solar light bulbs that replace poisonous kerosene lamps that are so prevalent where people have no access to electricity. The post Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Pedal Power Makes Resurgence on Zimbabwe’s Road

Eco Friendly Daily

Perhaps, the reasons for Zimbabwe’s bicycle revolution are different. Zimbabwe’s lesson teaches us that if all of us adopt cycling in a more involved manner much of our oil dependence can be curtailed. In Zimbabwe, bicycles are back on the roads. The lessons for Zimbabwe are lessons for the entire world. Perhaps a better cognizance of economics and environment can be drawn from the serendipitous trend in Zimbabwe.

Eco-Sustainable Cheer Benefitting Artisans in Zimbabwe

Eco Chic

In 2003 Jane Ashbry created Eco Art Crafts in Zimbabwe which partnered with women artisans learning the skills of paper making and paper-crafting to make products out of handmade paper. But then… Shortly thereafter, the economy of Zimbabwe collapsed and with it public services, health care institutions, and schools. Uncategorized art and crafts holiday ornaments zimbabweThis is a story of creating change in volatile circumstances.

Investors are failing African entrepreneurs — it’s time for a change


Topics Renewable Energy Africa Entrepreneurship Featured in featured block (1 article with image touted on the front page or elsewhere) Off Duration 0 Sponsored Article Off Solar panels in the African country of Zimbabwe.

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Exploring Africa by Train

Green Prophet

The first route takes 14 days and visitors get to explore four countries starting with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and then Tanzania. Zimbabwe Rail (Zimbabwe). To relive life in the 1950s and thereabouts, visitors can get on board Zimbabwe Rail. The beauty of boarding Zimbabwe Rail is that visitors get to travel overnight in a 1950s era British built coach. Africa is one of the most visited continents world over.

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Rhino Poaching On Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

In recent years, rhino populations had somewhat recovered in places such as Zimbabwe and Nepal. The collected data concluded that approximately 95 percent of all poaching of rhinos between 2006 and 2009 has occurred in South Africa and Zimbabwe. During this time frame, 210 rhinos were killed in South Africa, while 235 rhinos were killed in Zimbabwe. In addition, in Zimbabwe only 3 percent of rhino poachers are convicted.

Most of us are urbanites, new UN study

Green Prophet

On a national level, the figure of population in the hinterlands rises above 5 percent in only three countries with populations greater than 10 million: Madagascar, Niger and Zimbabwe. A town in the Faroe Islands. Rural, but pushing on urban, finds new UN study.

Virtual International Clayfest 2020 – ‘building’ skills and building ‘skills’

Low Impact

Of course you can join us too, whether you are in Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Iceland or Zimbabwe! It’s a highlight of the natural building calendar not to be missed.

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Making the mining industry greener: an environmentally-safe way to extract gold

Green Prophet

Bullionvault mentions that gold outputs from some of the biggest mines in North America, South Africa, and Zimbabwe have fallen to very low levels. Cyanide – a highly-toxic chemical compound – is being used by mining companies in the extraction of gold from the soil. While the compound is safe for humans wearing protective coverings, the same cannot be said for the environment that absorbs traces of the chemical that are left in the process of extraction.

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Across Africa, a New Kind of Container Garden Is Changing Women’s Lives

Green (Living) Review

Take Veronica Kanyango of Zimbabwe, a grassroots organizer who works in home-based health care and hospice for people with HIV/AIDS. Growing food in sacks uses fewer resources and less labor and provides high yields too. Residents of the Kibera slum in Kenya tend to vegetables planted in sack gardens. Photo: Tony Karumba/Getty Images) Some people have the talent to take a simple idea and adapt it into a solution with far-reaching benefits.

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

Green Prophet

Adverse weather conditions halved the 2019 cereal harvest in Zimbabwe, where the number of food insecure people is expected to almost double in early 2020 compared to the same period the year before. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

2019 57

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will Clean the World

Green Traveler Guides

and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti , Japan , Zimbabwe , Uganda , India , Honduras , Mexico and Albania. | Green Travel News |. H ospitality giant Starwood is the first corporate partner to join Clean the World ’s efforts to promote a global hygiene revolution. Guest room soaps and bottled amenities from as many as 500 Starwood hotels in North America will be recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases. An estimated 1.6

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Botswana elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria


The findings have now been released after several months of tests in specialist laboratories in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada and the U.S. Meanwhile, in Zimbabwe, 25 more elephants have recently died. On June 18, 2020, we reported about the mysterious deaths of 154 elephants in Botswana. At the time, wildlife officials in Botswana said that the cause of the deaths was being investigated.

Clunker cars are choking Africa

Green Prophet

According to the report, many of the countries with “very weak” or “weak” used vehicles regulations, including Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Burundi, also have very high road traffic death rates. Clunkers from America, Europe and Japan clog the air in Africa.

How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

Green (Living) Review

In the rural Shona African community in Zimbabwe, five villages of 7,000 people have joined together to form the Chikukwa Project, named after their local chief. Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. They restored their springs, rebuilt their soil, regenerated their agriculture and alleviated poverty and malnutrition. Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet.

Blair says it was right to remove Sadam Hussein

Green (Living) Review

but there is none in Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe and therefore there is no interest thereto change the regime. Then again, when it comes to Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) who of the corrupt “leaders” could one permit to run and ruin the country? Fair enough, Sadam Hussein and his ilk were not beneficial to Iraq and the rest of the world but then neither are Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, and a number of other people in other countries.

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10 Oldest Trees in the World


The oldest baobab documented was Panke Baobab of Matabeland North, Zimbabwe who died in 2011 at the age of 2,419. The oldest known living trees in the world are close to 5,000 years old. They have presided quietly over the rise and fall of civilizations.

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BEYOND PROPRIETORSHIP Murphree’s Laws on Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

The Green Changemakers

After graduating from the London School of Economics with a doctorate in social anthropology, he returned home to Zimbabwe to work as a missionary before joining the University of Zimbabwe, where he became director, and subsequently Professor Emeritus, of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences. Rethinking the building blocks: A critique of demand-driven decentralisation in Chizvirizvi Resettlement Area, Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe C.

New England Patriots Head to Nicaragua

Eco Friendly Daily

Other countries receiving Bears shirts included Chad, Chile, Bolivia, , El Salvador, and Zimbabwe. Seconds after the New York Giants claimed victory in Super Bowl XLII, the players were sporting caps proclaiming their status as champions – this of course meant that similar caps and apparel emblazoned with the Patriot’s logo, were sitting unused and unwanted on the sidelines.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

In 2011, Global Witness , an international NGO established to publicize links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty and corruption, alleged that Zimbabwe’s secret police, the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO), received clandestine financing from individuals linked to corporations owned by Israeli business moguls, including Lev Leviev, his brother, Moshe Hallak, and Eliezer Nefussy, an Israeli living in Namibia. Investing in African Agriculture.

Sustainable Architecture: Learning from Nature & The Magic of.

The Alien Next Door

The Eastgate Centre building in Harare Zimbabwe, already mimics the way tower-building termites construct their mounds to maintain a constant temperature. The Eastgate Centre building in Harare Zimbabwe does leverage the local setting.

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Human Right in China trampled under foot…

Green (Living) Review

But when oil is not in the offing such as, for instance, in Zimbabwe, formerly known as Rhodesia, or in China, it does not seem to matter one iota to those that normally have a rather big mouth as regards to human rights what happens.

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Rhino Slaughter Continues As Demand for ‘Magical’ Horns Outstrips Supply

Eco Friendly Daily

Zimbabwe and South Africa are the main centers of poaching. If you thought that gold was one of our costliest possessions, then it’s not. It’s the horns of a rhino. It’s also the reason that rhinos are being hunted in greater numbers. The Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature says that organized crime syndicates have killed more than 800 African rhinos in the past three years alone. This represents an unprecedented poaching crisis.

Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street


“Our rapid response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 have been transformative in a number of places across the city,” Sam Zimbabwe, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director, told The Seattle Times.

Sustainable Bikes Made of Bamboo

Eco Friendly Daily

Pedal Power Makes Resurgence on Zimbabwe’s Road. Pedal power has gotten more sustainable thanks to the engineering ingenuity of Calfee Design and the techniques they use to produce their Bamboo Bike.

Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


In Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, people farm elephants on ranches for trophy hunters, arguing that ivory trade should be simply regulated, not banned. There is no more iconic symbol of wildlife. conservation than the noble elephant that marches the plains of Africa and the jungles of Asia. However, while the elephant is admired everywhere for its intelligence and emotional complexity, it is under assault from all sides and is tragically facing extinction.

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13 Ways We Can All Cultivate a Better Food System in 2013

Eco Chic

In Zimbabwe, the General Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ), protects laborers from abuse. Image via Flickr User.craig. Guest Post by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health.

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Why & How to Leave Go Daddy (or - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy.

Eco-Vegan Girl

In fact, many people think he was - Parsons claims that he needed to kill the elephant in order to help the Zimbabwe people protect their sorghum crop. And that’s the situation in Zimbabwe." When I go (to Zimbabwe) they cant thank me enough and they greet me with open arms." And I received an insightful comment on my Facebook page: "As a native of Zimbabwe, those beautiful creatures were in my backyard, so this spectacle is beyond disgusting and incredibly sad to me."

2011 87

Green safari company launches carbon research project

Green Traveler Guides

The company, which is known for its commitment to sustainable responsible travel and community empowerment, owns and operates 46 luxury lodges and camps in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and India. The spekboom (or pork bush) is a remarkable “super plant.” Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2010 116

Remembrance Sunday 2013

Green (Living) Review

If they really would be concerned about the human rights of people they would have, long ago, hit Mugabe in Zimbabwe over the head but there is no oil to speak off there that can be stolen. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Once again we have been commemorating Remembrance Sunday, and tomorrow, November 11, Armistice Day, as per usual, a two minute silence at 1100 hrs in memory of the thousands who died on all sides in the War to End all Wars.

2013 109

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching


It is believed that half of the world’s poaching is in Africa and of that, most in Zimbabwe , followed by Kenya [26]. . Wildlife poaching has grave. consequences for targeted species and their habitats. Besides, it has clear environmental implications, which illustrate how our environment is connected to our well-being and economy, as this illegal activity negatively affects ecosystems, our health and prosperity of local communities.

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Global oil consumption hit record high in 2010

Green (Living) Review

If it was human rights we were concerned about why are we not intervening in the former Rhodesia, now referred to as Zimbabwe, or Syria or Bahrain. Demand is outpacing supply as demand increases drastically causing supply shortfall By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some illuminating new stats on global oil production, consumption, and the shifting landscape of oil producing nations.

2010 128

Termite Mounds Inspire Energy Neutral Buildings

Green Prophet

Application to modern construction: This “passive ventilation” system of adjusted convection currents has been applied by architects to design buildings like the Eastgate center in Zimbabwe. Dubai, why not build your hotel like a termite would? Green Prophet has written many articles on green building , and the revival of beautiful earth architecture in the Middle East.

Livestock are Key to Reversing Desertification, Biologist Says

Green Prophet

He and other scientists in Zimbabwe observed that former grasslands set aside as national parks were turning to desert and decided, after considerable research, that elephants were responsible. When he first began his career as a young biologist, Allan Savory basically ordered the culling of 40,000 elephants.

2013 69

Iranian Marine Biologist Gives Eco-Tours of Cape Town’s Biodiverse Table Bay

Green Prophet

After living in Iran, Dubai, and Zimbabwe at different times of his life, the exuberant young Marine Biologist Amir Rezaei has landed one of Cape Town’s most coveted jobs leading educational boat tours of Table Bay. Green Prophet recently joined the Ocean Adventurer team for an eco-tour of Cape Town’s rich biodiversity.

2011 78

Marietta Corporation Partners with Clean the World

Green (Living) Review

In just two years of operation, through the efforts of the Clean the World Foundation, the organization has distributed more than 8 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti, Japan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, Honduras, Mexico and Albania.

2011 109

Cultivating a better food system

The Green Changemakers

In Zimbabwe, the General Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ), protects laborers from abuse. by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank ( www.FoodTank.org ) [link] As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health.

Feminism and Climate Change: Ama Budge Speaks Out on Why WOC Can’t Be Left Out

Eco Chic

The droughts happening across South Africa, in Zimbabwe and in Namibia are massively reducing crops and agriculture, and people are being forced to move. Whether the effects of climate change are manageable—whether the future women of the world are able to sink or swim—is up to us and the decisions we make today. It’s critical that as many people as possible are involved in decision-making. . By Odharnait Ansbro for News Deeply , (reprinted with permission).

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Green (Living) Review

From Kabul to Kalamzoo, Zaire to Zimbabwe, Eyenetwork has more than 14 years of experience in making meetings possible without flying. Eyenetwork ( [link] ), a provider of videoconferencing services, is reporting a significant shift towards videoconferences by companies that used to rely on face-to-face meetings. A massive upsurge in client enquiries was predictably triggered by the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which grounded international flights.

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AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

The Social and Economic Implications of Urban Agriculture on Food Security in Harare, Zimbabwe Charity Mutonodzo 1 2008 5. AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security Edited by Mark Redwood Earthscan/ IDRC 2008 ISBN 978-1-84407-668-0 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-427-7 272 pp. This volume, by researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape.

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Blood Diamonds: Why We Still Hate Them

Eco Chic

The Process also has a relatively narrow definition of the term ‘blood diamond’ – using it to refer only to diamonds connected to insurgency groups, not those related to tyrannical governments such as Zimbabwe. GUEST POST BY HELEN CROSS. Believed by Plato to be the embodiment of celestial spirits, considered by the Romans to be ‘tears of Gods’, embraced by Marilyn Monroe as ‘a girl’s best friend’, is there anything quite as fabulous as a diamond?

2013 61

ASUS Eee PC: Best Low Power Solution for Developing Countries

Green (Living) Review

After considering dozens of choices, ZDNet tested 8 computers, resulting in the following shortlist: * ASUS Eee PC (overall winner) * Intel Classmate * OLPC XO * Inveneo Computing Station * Ncomputing X300 The above five were shipped to three African universities; Kenyatta University (Kenya), Jos University (Nigeria) and the National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe).

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