The environmental NGO Friends of the Earth is bringing out a book with a provocative title: Why Women Will Save the Planet. It is a collection of articles and interviews from 29 leading environmentalists and feminists, meant as a “rallying call” to environmental campaigning groups to no longer neglect women’s empowerment in their work. Friends of the Earth says, the book shall encourage the environmental and women’s movement to join forces, “because social justice and

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AFRICAN NATIONS PLEDGE TO RESTORE FORESTS AT COP21

Posted on December 06, 2015
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LYNSEY CHUTEL Published: December 6, 2015, 9:30 am(AP) — Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent’s natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday. The earth has lost more than half its forests over the course of human history, according to the World Resources Institute. The deforestation of the world’s tropical forests has contributed to climate change by producing up to 15 percent of global carbon

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Othaya women trained on using clean solar energy

Posted on October 19, 2015
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An official of wPOWER Hub organisation demonstrates how to use a solar lantern at Gatugi trading centre in Othaya, Nyeri County recently. [Photo: Joseph Mukubwa] BY JOSEPH MUKUBWA · SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 A group of about 50 women in Othaya, Nyeri County have been trained on sustainable clean energy, thanks to a new initiative by wPOWER Hub, Wangari Maathai Institute. According to Prof Kiama Gitahi, Director Wangari Maathai Institute, while speaking during the three- day training

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Today,forms the beginning of a three day training program on sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship in Othaya,Nyeri County.The training,organised by wPOWER Hub,Wangari Maathai Institute focuses on empowering more than 40 women from various women groups in the county,by equipping them with the skills and tools they need to bring about, as Wangari Maathai hoped, community transformation in clean energy, environmental stewardship and livelihood improvement. Speaking during the opening ceremony,Prof.Kiama Gitahi,Director Wangari Maathai Institute,urged participants to safeguard their

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