GROUNDWATER NITRATE AND WHY IT SHOULD CONCERN US

What do grazing cattle, usage of fertilizers and poor sanitation have in common? Well, these activities affect our drinking water in more ways than we could imagine. GROUNDWATER This valuable resource of drinking water has hydrated us for ages. Though hardness might be an issue in a few places, groundwater always delivers an epic taste … Continue reading GROUNDWATER NITRATE AND WHY IT SHOULD CONCERN US

CHEMICAL LEGION: SAFEGUARDING OUR FOOD

As I write this article today, the world commemorates the International Day of Food Safety. Too often are we consumed by the idea of enough food and less about the safety of this food. This day helps remind us to not only produce food but food that is healthy and free of risky substances which … Continue reading CHEMICAL LEGION: SAFEGUARDING OUR FOOD

THE CHEMICAL LEGION: THE UNSEEN INDOOR RISK

The mound of plastic waste kept growing by the day. When the size reached a 'climax' of sorts, the 'boys' would light it up and see it go in flames. These were all sorts of plastics: From electric accessories to plastic utensils… From furniture waste to waste packages… From pharmaceutical products to cosmetics… The list … Continue reading THE CHEMICAL LEGION: THE UNSEEN INDOOR RISK

OUR ENVIRONMENT & OUR BODIES: ORGAN FAILURE

There's a silent epidemic around us: an organ failure epidemic. Public and private hospitals are teeming with patients both young and old with diverse types of organ complications. But such an increase in health challenges are not without cause and for the most part, we lay the blame on lifestyle. Though plausible, some cases beg … Continue reading OUR ENVIRONMENT & OUR BODIES: ORGAN FAILURE

BOKASHI: TURNING KITCHEN WASTE INTO VALUABLE COMPOST IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS!

The fist time I came across this idea was when I tuned into the Epic Gardening channel on YouTube. As usual, the presenter, Kevin Espiritu did a sterling job in talking about the different types of composting techniques while saving the best for last. But before throwing in the sting-in-the-tail, what is composting? COMPOSTING Composting … Continue reading BOKASHI: TURNING KITCHEN WASTE INTO VALUABLE COMPOST IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS!

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