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KENYA'S WATER STRUGGLES

Dear Friends in Green, There were days in Nairobi when water flowed abundantly and taps were never dry.But those days are long gone. Water is now such a scarce commodity that the capital city is a water stressed zone where most parts of the city experience water rationing. Nairobi's water comes from surface water sources in Ruiru, Sasumua, and Nda...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 27th Sep 2013
  • 37
KEN SARO WIWA'S SUSTAINABILITY FOOTSTEPS

Dear Friends in Green, ‘Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues…' These were the last words of Nigerian Ken Saro Wiwa. As these brave words filtered into Part Hacourt's humid atmosphere, his life ebbed away leaving behind a mountain of inspiration. Ken gave his life for the rights of the Ogoni people and conservation of the Ogoni environment...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 20th Sep 2013
  • 33
KEEP IT SOLAR

Dear Friends in Green, In this second week of March, I pray that you will continue gathering momentum in your respective endeavors. Go for it! And remember the words of Lupita Nyong'o that ‘your dreams are valid.' So no one should ever invalidate them.  Over the years, my dream has been for renewable energy to become mainstream energy. We are not...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 13th Sep 2013
  • 38
IMAGINE A FULLY SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Dear Friends in Green, How was your week? Did you change the world in your own small and big ways? In this week's letter, I would like to share with you about a man who has changed both Egypt and the world in ways big and small. For me, he personifies the words of Albert Camus, his fellow French Nobel laureate, ‘Don't walk behind me; I may not le...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 6th Sep 2013
  • 36
ILL FOR COOKING 

Dear Friends in Green, As I lit the paraffin (kerosene) stove, a fire spread out hundreds of miles from where I was. The fire was caused by millions of paraffin stoves and solid fuels that are used by millions of Africans. Although the fire did not burn down houses, it burnt health, leaving in its hot trail hundreds of thousands of ill Africans.  ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 30th Aug 2013
  • 43
GREEN X

Remember Malcom X? He was a fearless civil rights activist from the sixties who once said that, ‘a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.' What do you stand for? I stand for green. People often ask me why I am so enamored with green. Why am I always talking of green this and green that? The simple answer is that I am in love with green...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • 40


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