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patriotic front to include tiny the rebel army and in the one nine hundred ninety four genocide present when little you know to say it wasn't doing to us given you need to reinforce the close of the neediest blood was happening was not voting in a. controversial leader whose success is beyond question. paul. wanted tragedy starts people said on t w. while dancing could africa the environment magazine brought to you by channels t.v. here in nigeria cuisine south africa. in germany young people i sensual in the battle to slow down or stop the effects of climate change and today we'll present
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a few impressive examples of what some kids already doing but first another impressive one here i mean to use my co-presenting zealand global reporting from south africa waiting to see you from lagos. thanks mt hi there everyone i'm vicki and i'm joining you from to hannah's work south africa it's great to be part of the eco africa team and have the opportunity to present this wonderful show let's take a look at what's in store that we. will see how an app helps herdsman in kenya locate grazing land their livestock and discover how farmers in these air have learned to co-exist with one of nature's most elegant creatures. the first reports takes us to kampala uganda is a densely populated capital just like in many urban centers green areas are in short supply but that doesn't mean it's impossible to grow fresh produce even
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schools are getting in on the act by encouraging their students to use space in school yards for farming the kids not only learn valuable lessons and skills they're also repulse me and tasty rewards. harvesting spinach and mangold she's a student of the high school in the ugandan capital kampala. the school is an area of land just a hundred square meters in size where the students can grow vegetables. angel uses old plastic containers for plant pots as a way of recycling waste so most of these and anybody video but they did not become poised so instead old either binding them and producing smoke on you that you must via or maybe buying them in the ground but isn't destroy the shell of that museums cutting cycle then you can use them to grow crops were showing to which. angel and
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her classmates mostly grow cabbage spinach and spring and the boarding school in the outskirts of compiler is a pioneer in urban farming and encourages students to take their schools home with them. got the lessons take place once a week for. me where i work but it will be a. by the christening definitely up by. the judges all consumed at screen also to members of the public on visits india and he's the head teacher says the project is a huge success maybe ninety percent of the girls i have raised in the urban area and this is critical for us because they have to be active somebody kind and money in. place is a small place and money regardless of how small a place can be. the initiative is paying off angel has even inspired the parents to
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grow vegetables at home they retired so they have enough time to take care of the plants. because it's days if i'm preparing my breakfast i pick if you're if you're lives and then i cut and put in my ford saves a lot because you find that every day i spend our own toso than three thousand baking but if you have them around home saved realit. urban farming is still in its infancy in uganda the students hope to get financial support from the government as the initiative is rolled out to other schools the minister of education is already full of praise for the project. feeding the children would not become a problem in saving the environment will be very important i mean it would be very we would be down because we have seen the way they are using the polythene and the older teens and so on so we should not be polluting the environment they'll be it's
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amazing those very things they use as dead ends on the verandah. whatever they don't consume the student cell on visiting days one large cabbage the school around one us dollar the money's paid together and used to help pay for food at boarding school. on a larger scale urban farming has the potential circle seemed to security and unemployment but for the students growing their own crops is first and foremost a lot of fun. there's nothing quite as infectious as youthful enthusiasm here in africa and in europe too it's actually when it comes to doing something good for the environment at several schools in the german capital berlin students have been appointed energy managers if their job to ensure energy savings the kids quickly realise how easy it is to reduce carbon emissions and
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protect the environment and it's just as much fun as growing vegetables. the kids love this solar module not least because it supplies the energy they need for break time disco. it's got enough energy stored for twenty minutes of music. vincent and oscar however are too busy during break time to shake a leg they need to inspect the thermostats in their classroom they've been appointed energy managers at their school. their tasks also include regulating the temperature in the classroom and checking the quality of the air. if it's bad we wouldn't be able to concentrate we get tired and end up with bad grades. they've learned how to make sure the air stays fresh without wasting energy by opening the doors and windows and airing the
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rooms during break time for example oh. it's a short blast of air we let in the fresh air and less out the stale air that's intermittent ventilation this is. the young technicians also keep a close eye on the central heating settings for all the classrooms. a total of eighteen schools participate in this project and the advantages are already obvious the fledgling energy managers have helped their schools reduce energy costs by an average of ten percent there was a good boy though the school is really big it's got loads of rooms and when all the heating is on it gets really hot in here. we have an i phone we never used to pay this sort of thing any attention. but now we have the workgroup we're always thinking of ways to save energy and protect the
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environment. on. the school janitor has had to get used to sharing his responsibilities with the students. the central heating system in the basement is still his realm but in the classrooms the children are in charge and. it's a bit funny now and then a check the computers to make sure everything's ok sometimes they need to intervene and make a small adjustment but on the whole they're doing it right. another school taking part is in the neighboring district the students here have a lot to contend with. the schools the son has been renovated but the building still isn't properly insulated this is thanks to the energy managers use of thermal imaging camera to identify where most energy is being wasted. time and energy agency donated the professional equipment and one of its experts tells them how it
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works and. i could see from the thermal imaging camera that some of the windows aren't at tight which means that heat can escape. my asthma had a lot of energy is being wasted and that's what we're trying to prevent. and that means we're also helping the school because we're helping it reduce the money it spends on energy. in the long run. the young energy managers are hoping the school will be completely renovated in the meantime they're planning to photograph the entire building and gather as much data as possible that's relevant to its energy consumption it's been this nonsense we see i think it's important to take the students seriously in terms of fostering their autonomy and not to think oh they're just kids they have no clue because in fact lots of children are incredibly motivated and interested and that needs to be encouraged children need to be involved in these issues economic team. until the school is renovated the students
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have to make the best of the situation. the school gym is pretty rundown and there's no way of regulating the radiators in winter they're turned up high and cannot be adjusted. them on yet so it would be cheaper to buy new thermostats than to have the windows open and that just wastes energy. from. a minor investment with a major payoff. it's such a simple solution but adults would probably never have come up with it. that's the kind of spirit we need if we're going to right some of the wrong with inflicted on our planet we're trying to africa now where we're here about a woman in lagos who has devoted her life to caring for the environment is a work for me it's you and indeed it is the day so long do a lot to protect marine life and keep a section of the beach here we cleared of waste on daybreak when i initiate it
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wouldn't be as successful as it sees without the assistance of young help us let's go take a look. they call themselves the climate warriors of lagos their mission to restore the beach to its natural state. today most of what they find doesn't belong here all of it left by humans. flip flops plastic bottles it with things like two brushes. environmental activist. has been battling the onslaught of plastic waste since she was a student now. she has chosen to devote her life to saving the environment. it
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takes everything from you physically mentally you know you have to be one hundred percent in this if not you just well unfortunately children are the ones that are most affected. that the nonprofit the kids speech several years ago in an area of over seven had stretching along the coast children could learn about my real life at waste recycling. hopes the time they spent here with inspiring them the same passion she herself feels for the environment. make the day at the beach more fun. the group into teams that compete against each other the first challenge collect as many bottles as possible in five minutes every week the group collects around fifty bags of trash that waste this dense oldster scrap by as that recycling companies the money end is used to finance other environmental projects
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but more importantly the time spans clean and the beach gets to young volunteers to get a change in my lifestyle farming fans i don't you think will use plastic and i have my what i bought so that you know take to work and then buy and recycle a blue. bag to the market plastic waste is one of the biggest problems facing the world today and in places like lagos in particular with single use plastic bags and other items not prohibited like in rwanda or kenya but children in nigeria are increasingly becoming aware that it is their future that's at stake it's really bad that we have so many plastics that come from the ocean to the shows. i come here most subsidies to and drinking of outranking of the mess cleaning up the beach is just one task plan for today another is planting a coconut palms they grow well in sandy soil and can help reduce the impact of
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coastal erosion the more than twenty million people live it legace generate about fourteen metric tons of waste every day and while finding ways to manage it all c don't include. and dozens of young environmentalist every little bit counts. so they are in our hands on the beaches plastics even in so many products that we use every day they can be really hard to know just what it is you're buying a lot of cosmetic for instance contain micro plastics how can you avoid that well this week's doing your bit introduces an app that allows consumers to check the counter products before they buy. the shelves of shops and supermarkets are lined with products packaged in plastic but there are micro plastics hidden inside some products too especially cosmetics
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so how can consumers stay clear of products containing the tiny bits of plastic help is now at hand with an app called culture a bar code scanner and reveals a complete list of a product contents as well as an overall rating of its kind of friend in its. ratings in the quarter actually based on experts alike greenpeace w w f are friends of the earth also we have our own scientific team who writes products based on latest scientific research available since two thousand and sixteen the swiss startup develops up in cooperation with the environmental great friends of the year . and in addition to const metrics they can also be used to examine the ingredients in processed foods and cleaning products giving health conscious shoppers more confidence in their purchasing choices. and how about you.
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if you're also doing your bit tell us about it visit our website or send his or tweet. doing your. we share your story. inventions and technology can often be immensely helpful even in the most places that's certainly the case with some herders in kenya they roam the country to find food and water for their livestock but an app has made their work a whole lot easier leaving them with enough time to do other things. camels on their way to graze until recently that's involved a lot of usually random searching but now a new map helps herders locate the best pasture. the average scout app uses real time satellite images. now we can get to cross without
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walking long distances. and we're leaving the water point and going home early and now because we knew where the better posture was. further north close to the kenya ethiopia border conflicts have long reached over grazing land here. now the pastoralist have come up with a joint grazing plan and the app has helped them to coordinate better. to lose livestock mortality crucially during the dry season. because they have got access to information which will help them make better decisions than before. to move to a place maybe just look at all times past so you know we go to him in planning the after scout app was created by the international ngo project concern international or p.c.i.
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three say their digital assistant has reduced livestock mortality by almost fifty percent. during the messiah in southern kenya also benefit from the app as they move their large herds through this advantage there. pastoralist have traditionally griese their livestock in regions where wild animals live global warming and an increase in human populations have made conflicts with wildlife even more intense for pastoralists. the new app has helped to reduce dangerous encounters by mapping areas that are risky for us animals. lions in any particular area we move to a safer place where there are no lions. they are even shows us where there's a lot of green grass as well as areas where there is no grass atoll. and helps identify good spots just by using
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a phone and without leaving home. the costs alone now everything's more convenient . it's helped us a lot away. p.c.i. you're sending instructors into messiah villages to explain how to best use the app by encouraging planned grazing patterns the system helps protect the land from overgrazing. so it threw off the efforts go bust only set able to see how the looking like i mean that they can only move their livestock to places where the forage has rejuvenating enough and avoid the areas that have been degraded and bad voiding the areas that have been degraded they give the spaces a time to rejuvenate. the for scout app is also being tested in ethiopia and tanzania helping herdsmen there to better care for their animals and the environment. another example of technology.
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people's lives and decreases the burden on the environment. also demonstrate that it is possible for humans. exist without making much of a sacrifice. that's right careful planning and a few adjustments can sometimes make big difference we're now goats in a country where people and animals often struggle to feed themselves but in the any of the capsule. of all things offering hope to the locals. common mooney and his colleagues have been on the lookout for giraffes for almost two hours shy by nature the majestic animals quickly dart for cover. but eventually they emerge again. hama's been working as a tour guide for an ngo for several years giraffes are his livelihood.
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i'm very pleased with giraffes allows me to feed my family. in west africa giraffes are a threatened species twenty years ago there were only fifty left here in the share the locals hunted them and their habitat grew smaller and smaller another problem was drought which made food scarce. they consume up to thirty kilograms of leaves per day. they love occasionally on melons. they're always wondering through people skills and eating the mangoes in their gardens. angered by the giraffes feasting on their crops locals intensify their hunting. draft meat was a welcome change from a diet composed mainly of millet corn and vegetables. life here is difficult.
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but village leader describes how climate change has affected people's lives more like. years and less and less rain everything has dried out that's made life harder for us and the village harvests are smaller we're being squeezed on all sides. despite those hardships the giraffe's have actually proven an unexpected boon for the villagers they're now under protection enabling locals to benefit financially from their preservation. of the giraffes steal from us from our garden for instance. and there's little we can do about it. but we still like them and don't hunt them anymore because they're providing a new source of income. environment ministry and the nongovernmental agency pays the villagers not the giraffes. authorities have also established
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a protected area the ten head tear reserve features trees and shrubs which provide the giraffes with a food source as well as a breeding ground. so if you need a lot we're here to help people. of course this is their land but we want to improve as. the giraffes are an important part of that you're not as you know when we protect their habitat food sources are preserving that which is beneficial to the villagers livestock. it was. planting grasses and shrubs helps slow down the destruction of the landscape it decreases soil erosion and improves the soils ability to absorb rainwater bad allows the giraffe to enjoy more melons their favorite treat. even created the protected area eighteen years ago and it's paid off the giraffe population has rebounded to more than six hundred
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this in turn has attracted more tourists the n.g.o.s now employs eight hundred two or guides to meet the demands of increasing tourism. hama moony describes how the measures have improved people's lives. so that is important giraffes are very important animals not only an issue but all around the world they're very important. to help improve our villages quality of life. more places are now being supplied with water as well as other commodities. school facilities have been improved the nurses have access to better equipment. there are certainly help there's a great deal. and this is all down to the giraffe's. another result of the program is that fewer people have been moving to other parts of the country instead they're staying put. to be able to make
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a living off the land. i used to grow beans but the draft we need it's better now with peanuts the giraffes want to touch them and i can even sell some of them. once hunted nearly to extinction the return of the giraffe is now welcomed by communities here. well that seems to be working out just fine i'm afraid that's all we have for today i hope you enjoy the program and be sure to cheating again and next week for now it's babai for me the first of all right here in johannesburg south africa take care and that goes for you too auntie thank you z. and we look forward to seeing you again seeing time next week one of addition of equal africa but in the meantime you want to find all of mav all the show reports we've got on all the reports just check out our website i even also show media
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