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Why Putting 40% of Kenya's Land Under Forests Is Not A Long Shot

Even as we take decisive steps towards growing forests all over Kenya, we must also equip the next generation with a forest mindset. A forest mindset entails a mind that is wedded to the idea of forest expansion and replenishment as a means of realizing sustainable livelihoods. We can achieve such a mindset by embracing environmental education, dat...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 19th Jun 2021
  • 22
Why Kenya Must Stop Blowing Hot and Cold on Cooking Gas

LPG is both environmentally friendly and healthy because it emits less greenhouse gases than charcoal, wood or paraffin. Unfortunately, only ten percent of Kenyans use it because its cost remains prohibitive. We must make LPG affordable and thus widely available for millions of Kenyans. ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 15th May 2021
  • 56
WORLD CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES DAY - Here is what you need to know!

What does it mean to have clean air in Africa and Kenya in particular? How bad is Kenya air pollution kenya, and it's effect on visibility and the environment in general (smog exposure)? Is lack of clear data on air pollution in the country a Matter of concern? With covid 19, the skies had become clearer, with the economy fully opening, how bad wil...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 7th Sep 2020
  • 54

According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, there were 1.6 million cars on Kenya's roads in 2011. National Transport and Safety Authority further records that between 2012 and 2016 nearly 1.2 million more vehicles joined our roads.It is therefore assumed that there are currently an estimated 2.3 million serviceable vehicles plying our roads. ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 21st Apr 2017
  • 159

Dear Friends in Green, Budgets lay out expenditure items and spell out revenue streams. Budgets that are conscious to sustainability principles and practices commit resources towards a green economy that creates new revenue streams. One possible revenue stream that Kenya can exploit is the South to South trading in environmental goods and services...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 6th Jun 2014
  • 42

Dear Friends, Ant. A three-letter word. An insect so small that it often goes through life unnoticed.  How then does this little creature manage to build an ant-hill that is trillions of sizes bigger than it? Even more astounding than this,how does it manage to play a pivotal role in sustaining ecosystems. E.O. Wilson the American biologist asser...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 29th Nov 2013
  • 63

Naserian doesn't feel the smoke anymore. It's part of her life. It has darkened the inner side of their kitchen's roof and mud walls. The kitchen has but a single, tiny window for ventilation. 5.6 million other households in Kenya share Naserian's predicament of cooking over an open fire, using moist firewood in poorly ventilated structures.In Nige...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 21st Jun 2013
  • 32

Dear Friends in Green, Their massive and majestic bodies always inspire awe. I remember the first time I saw elephants up-close. I just couldn't stop staring. Muy grande! Quite big! It had to take the only Spanish words I knew to try and describe the sheer size of the elephant, the largest terrestrial animal. It was my maiden trip to Tsavo Nationa...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 7th Jun 2013
  • 31


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