Soil & Food

COMPOSTING: ALL ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE

Dandora rubbish dump tells a story. This huge rubbish pile in eastern Nairobi receives large deposits of solid waste from the city and its environs almost on an hourly basis. As trucks, pick-ups and lorries filled with rotting garbage off-load waste, hundreds of middle class households continue reproducing it. We might not look at it… Continue reading COMPOSTING: ALL ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE

Soil & Food

COMPOSTING: IMPROVING FARMING ON CLAY SOILS

I sweated as I lifted my hoe to till my piece of real estate. I was preparing raised beds to receive my tomato seedlings and the job was far from easy. The ground was hard and tough... I even remember raising my hoe above my head only for it to hit the ground and rebound… Continue reading COMPOSTING: IMPROVING FARMING ON CLAY SOILS

Environment & Energy, Mental Wellness, Metals

BATTERIES, KIDS AND MENTAL HEALTH

What images are conjured up in our minds when the word 'batteries' is invoked? More often than not do we find ourselves veering off into a technological world... A world driven by gadgets, electrical vehicles and solar power. Batteries deliver value like no other in this technological age. But what happens when they run out… Continue reading BATTERIES, KIDS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Ambient Air, CANCER-CHECK: Ambient Air, Mental Wellness

AIRBORNE: ENDANGERED LABORERS

Our work defines our lives. An even bigger reason to take care of ourselves at the workplace. But what happens is the very processes that define our work make it risky? Such is the plight of workers in several industries. PSV OPERATORS Take PSV operators for instance or what we call 'Matatu' touts and drivers.… Continue reading AIRBORNE: ENDANGERED LABORERS