Environment articles

Coca Cola Greenwashing Campaign a threat to Kenya’s Plastic-Free ambitions

By Adelyn Wangusi Greenpeace Africa has blasted Coca Cola marketing for its plastic bottle  Sprite soft drink brand which is using a PET (polyethylene terephthalate)  as an solution to the country’s plastic crisis, has said: “Coca cola’s latest campaign is nothing short of greenwashing. Corporate capture in the production and distribution of plastic bottles cannot

Sita Is on course to be Carbon Neutral by 2022

Global air transport IT provider SITA has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which reveals that, despite the pandemic, the company remains set to become a certified carbon neutral organization by or before 2022. This achievement is well ahead of common airline industry milestones, such as 2030 and 2050, or those of the Paris

Winch Energy Launches Crowdfunding For Off-Grid Renewables

Off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, is seeking to secure up to £1.5 million through a crowdfunding campaign for projects to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda. The Crowdcube campaign is part of an overall fundraising plan over the next two years and follows Winch Energy’s recent closure of the

World Food Safety Day: Desert Locusts Control Strategies Compromising Food Safety

Ahead of the World Food Safety Day, Greenpeace Africa is urging the Ministry of Agriculture to prioritise the safety of the food consumed by Kenyans. The World Food Safety Day, commemorated  on 7 June, 2021 aims at drawing attention to production and consumption of safe food which contribute to the wellbeing of the population and

Invasive alien species may cost African agricultural sector $3.66 trillion per year

Invasive alien species – harmful species introduced by human activity to an area in which they are not native – are estimated to cost the African agricultural sector $3.66 trillion per year – approximately 1.5 times the gross domestic product of all African countries combined. The findings are published in the open access journal CABI Agriculture

Growing rural sub-Saharan economies through accelerating clean energy uptake

NINE PIONEERING AFRICAN BUSINESSES are set to markedly grow their positive impact on sub-Saharan Africa communities by stimulating clean energy uptake and, in doing so, growing local economies and empowering women. This is thanks to the innovation of the businesses themselves, and support provided through the latest round of PREO (Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities) grant

AGCO Agriculture Foundation and Kenya Red Cross Society pact to address Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Complex

By Julius Kericho   The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to ending hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced the second phase of a USD $125,000 project partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to respond to climate change and food insecurity in the Dadaab Refugee Complex. The project began this

Harvesting the Skies, a simple solution for making water available to Kenya

By Simon Thomas   An international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited We are once again in the rainy season. It has been raining heavily in most parts of the country but despite this, most households lack the most basic commodity. Water. You would expect that with rains aplenty, freshwater might be available to