Clean Fuels and Cookstoves for Schools in Uganda

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By a female, 22-30 years old, in Vihiga, Kenya
Map of Deforestation Trees are naturary present in our environment because of so many reasons, One of which is to preserve and protect the environment from contamination. The reason is ignored and so many people are seen depleting and cutting down the available tree cover in the country which covers upto one to three percent (3%) low against the 10% minimum required by the united nations environmental programme and end up not planting more. Forests have been cut down leaving bare land for fuel and timber purposes. The government must Initiate and encourage its citizens to use other means of cooking fuels other than wood since that is destruction of the environment on high rate and alarming or enforce the cut one plant(2) two rule. Read more.
Related to project keywords: deforestation, fuels, fuel, wood, cooking

Enviromental Protection

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Rakai, Uganda
Map of Enviromental Protection Global warming and environmental degardation are some enviromental peoblems the earth is facing. These are caused due to rapid cutting of vegetation for fuel, creatind land for agriculture, demand for furniture and industrialisation A project in our district was initaied to reduce the number oftrees cut for fuel. The project was called save energy project. it taught natives energy saving methods like:using energy saving stoves, using other alternatives like solar energy and electricity In our locality trees have been saved and the climate has stabilised. Read more.
Related to project keywords: global warming, alternatives, fuel, demand, cut

Saving Time And Resources

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of SAVING TIME AND RESOURCES SCCV is an organisation that is all about environmental protection through production of wood saving stoves and organize study visits to other farmers who are already using men. I need only half the amount of wood if \i am using a fuel saving stove compared to the traditional three stone stove. Read more.
Related to project keywords: stove, fuel, wood, stone, production

Solar Energy As A Renewable Source Of Energy

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kaimosi, Kenya
Map of SOLAR ENERGY AS A RENEWABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY In the recent past, solar energy has not been effectively maxmized for domestic use. We mainly use solar energy to dry clothes and serials but not for cooking and heating. This is partly because our foods are kind of technical and require vigorous sirring when preparing and in addition much heat. However Janyuary 2011, a team of five members from t he Japanese Solar Education Association visited our community in Koibarak and educated the members on the importance of using solar energy as a renewable source of energy. They taught the community members how to make simple solar cookers from locally available materials. At the end of the session everyone present was given two by two metres of aluminium foil to be used for making their own solar cookers. The solar cookers can be used to boil water, cook foods like sweet potatoes rice and even fried bananas. This forum saw widespread use of solar energy by the locals which has helped reduce defforestaton. Read more.
Related to project keywords: widespread, heating, renewable, cooking, making

Support Sustainable Environment

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Support sustainable environment Peace makers Development group organisation through our vision contact director thought since whenever there is a disaster. there is need for water and sanitation fuel and so forth. Our organisation do support environmental programmes in targeted areas. the wanton destruction of tree cover in these areas either through commercial etc. charcoal burning and other economic activities has tilted the balance of the ecosystem and adversely affected river systems with devastating results especially during the post election violence 2007/2008 most of our forests were the most affected by either individual displaced persons or government organs. we as an organisation we played a major role to make sure that there's no IDP's compiled by SHisia Mwachi Secretary. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fuel, sustainable, charcoal, burning, support

Who Will Speak For Them

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Who will speak for them

Noises were all over the scene.Meaningly flickers of fire and black smoke backoned the air as if calling others. A huge fire had to establish its cause had broken out in our village.I gaze it was done to poor electricity wiring in the slum and kerosine stove and lamps. The roads were poor and the fire fighters were not able to access the scene.People struggled to put it out as it rapidly spread.By six in the evening, roughly 1000 houses had been burnt down leaving ashes alone.Many families we left homeless without food,blankets nor any clothing to change.I fell so sad but i could barely do anything but pray for the affected. The government has slept off its duties towards the cities. Many similar incidents have occurred in the past but the government to remember the poor and suffering people in slums vulnerable to such risks. Read more.
Related to project keywords: stove, roughly, smoke, families, fire

Kibera Environmental Organization

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of KIBERA ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION It was last year June when some Europeans came to kibera slum in Nairobi Kenya. That they moved through the slum where by they came up with some observations concerning the kibera Environment. The observation made by them include contamination of air, shortage of rainfall and need to conserve the environment. Fortunately after their observation they decided to form an organisation called kibera environmental organisation. In that organisation they speare-headed the trees that formed a forest that atracts rainfall the people of kibera used for agricultural activities like growing of crops such as coffee,flowers and as well as growing of maize. For them to develope the planting they had came discovered that kibera people were suffering from shortage of food and lack of fresh air that was very important to them. To make kibera to change from the being contamination and pollution of air and. According to their education when when they had been taught the importance of forest, how forest help people with food and how and how they depend on it for shelter. forest vegetation provided fresh air that they can surffocate. on the other hand, the forest produce timber that makes furniture that is said to earn money to depend on for food. The kibera people now enjoy a clean and fresh environment from some of the forests planted. Some of this forests can be traceded at mashimoni school where students and pupils enjoy the shade from their mini-forest projets. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school students, depend, clean, environment, shelter

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Sylvia Herzog

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