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‘Environmental Education Is Key to Solving Our Waste Problem’ – Olumide Idowu

We live in rapidly evolving societies, so why doesn’t our environmental sensitization adapt/conform to these changes?’’ Williams S. Anarfi explains – environmental education is becoming increasingly important as our lives, cities and priorities change. As our cities become more congested and busy, knowledge of the impact we each have on our surroundings becomes more and more crucial. Equally important however, ...

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Press Release: Ten Nigerians to Attend 2016 Sustainaware African Regional Conference in Zambia

Ten Nigerians have been confirmed to participate in the 2016 Sustainaware, a regional partnership conference taking place between 30th and 31st May, 2016 in Lusaka, capital of Zambia. The participants constituting journalists, environmental rights campaigners as well as sustainable development advocates are expected to join other partners to share knowledge, solve complex challenges bedevilling environmental safeguards and proffer possible solutions ...

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2016 Earth Hour: Youths demands action to reverse climate change impact

Abuja   Over five thousand youths in eight West Africa countries have called on governments, as well as relevant private sector players to be more proactive and facilitate the establishment of sound institutional frameworks to help empower citizens to reverse the impact of climate change on sources of livelihoods and sustainable growth across the region.   The members, who constitute ...

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CODE: JOIN US DURING EARTH HOUR 2016 IN NIGERIA [Saturday, March 19; 8.30 – 9.30 pm]

Dear Activists,   It’s only 2 days to Earth Hour (Saturday, March 19, 2016; 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm), the largest global movement for the planet that mobilizes government, organizations and individuals to take action and make our environment sustainable.   If you are in Nigeria this weekend during Earth Hour, please feel free to join us in a 1 hour ...

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Biotechnology Development: Neglect EU, adopt safe practices – NBMA boss

By Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Sir Rufus Ebegba, has discredited and urged Nigeria to disassociate from  the campaign championed by most countries under the European Union (EU) against the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and modern biotechnology practices. The Agency’s helmsman dismissed the anti-GMOs campaigners ...

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NIGERIA PHASES OUT 4,000 OZONE SUBSTANCES

Nigeria has achieved 100 per cent success in the depletion of ozone substances by phasing out over 4,000 tonnes of substances, an Ozone Officer in the Ministry of Environment has said. Mr Abdul-Kazeem Bayero, the Director of Pollution and Environmental Health in the Ministry, disclosed this in Abuja recently.   The director listed some of the substances phased out to ...

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HBF Advocates #GREENWAKA, Green Transport Campaign in #Abuja

Henrichi Beoll Foundation (HBF) has brought together key individuals and CSOs in environmental advocacy in a roundtable on a proposed agenda for Green Transport using FCT, Abuja as its first model for the agenda. The objective of the roundtable is to assess the consequences of excessive carbon emission from public transport and commercial vehicles causing high degree of air pollution ...

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