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earth. for saving googling to yes tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world ideas to protect the climate and green energy solutions by global warming to be embodied in a series of global three thousand. and online. while counting you could africa the environment magazine brought to you by channels t.v. here in nigeria cuisine south africa and in germany young people i essential in the battle to slow down all stop the effects of climate change and today will present a few impressive examples of what some kids already doing but another impressive
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one here i mean to use my co-present zealand global reporting from south africa waiting to see you from lagos. thanks n.t. hi there everyone i'm vicki and i'm joining you from johannesburg 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 herd men 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 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
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they're also repulse me and tasty rewards. luciferian is harvesting spinach and mangold she is a student of the high school in the ugandan capital kampala. linked to the schools an area of land just a hundred square metres in size where the students can grow vegetables angel uses old plastic containers for plant plants as a way of recycling waste so most of these and then they do video but they don't know you of course so instead of either banning them and producing smoke and that you must via or maybe buying them in the ground that is going to destroy the museums because in sacred then you can use them to grow crops which you're going to do but it's. angel and her classmates mostly grow cabbage spinach and spring and. the boarding school of the outskirts of compound is
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a pioneer in urban farming and encourages students to take their schools home with them. got the lessons take place once a week. where i work but it will be late. by christmas definitely up by. the judges all consumed at screen also to members of the public on visits and billion 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 somewhat ican 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 grow vegetables with whom 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 will if
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you're leaves 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 saw that in the baking but if you have them around whole city a lot. of 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. saving the environment would be very important i mean it would be very we would be done because we have seen the way they are using the polythene and the older teens and so on so shall not be polluting the environment there will be a delays in those very things to use as that is on the verandah. whatever they don't consume the students visiting days one large cabbage to school around one
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us dollar for monies paid together and used to help playful seed at boarding school on a larger scale urban farming has the potential cycle field insecurity 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 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
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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 rooms during break time for example. it's a short blast of air we let in the fresh air. that's intermittent
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ventilation. 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. 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 to work group we're always thinking of ways to save energy and protect the environment. oh. this school janitor has had to get used to sharing his responsibilities with the
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students. the central heating system in the basement is still his realm but in the classrooms the children are in charge and. you know it's one it's a bit funny now and then they 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. but another school taking part is in the neighboring district the students here have a lot to contend with. the school's facade has been renovated but the building still isn't properly insulated it's just the energy managers use a thermal imaging camera to identify where most energy is being wasted. and have an energy agency donated the professional equipment and one of its experts tells them how it 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. by as much as you know
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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 and for 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. until the school is renovated the students 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
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adjusted. it would be cheaper to buy new thermostats than to have the windows open and that just wastes energy is. 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 we've inflicted on our planet we're returning to africa now where we'll hear about a woman in lagos who has devoted her life to caring for the environment is a work from area to n.t. indeed it is the. do a lot to protect marine life and keep a section of the beach here in town cleared of waste on daybreak when i initiate it wouldn't be as successful as it sees without the assistance of many young helpers that go take
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a look. they call themselves the climate warriors of lagos mission to restore the beaches to its natural state. but 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 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
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most affected. that the nonprofit the kids speech gone several years ago in an area of over seven hecht is stretching along the coast children could learn about my real life at waste recycling bin. hopes the time this spend here will inspire in them the same passion she herself feels for the environment to make the day at the beach more fun. divides 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 is then sold to scrap buyers that recycling companies the money earned is used to finance other vironment or projects but more importantly the time spans claim and the beach gets to young volunteers to get
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a change in my lifestyle farming fans i don't you think will use plastic and i have my what about so that you know take to work and then buy a recyclable. 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 all of the 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 so i come here most subsidies to and yet during carnival outrank you can mess. 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 coastal erosion the more than twenty million people live in legacy generate about fourteen metric tons of waste every day and while finding ways to manage it all
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seems don't tend. 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 it can be really hard to know just what it is you're buying a lot of cosmetics 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 prospects hidden inside some. especially cosmetics so how can consume and stay clear of products containing the tiny bits of plastic compass now
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at hand with an app. for a barcode scanner and reveals a complete list of products contents as well as an overall rating but it's kind of friendliness. gratings in the quarter actually based on experts like greenpeace w w f our friends of the earth also we have our own scientific team who writes products based on latest type of research available since two thousand and sixteen the swiss startup develops the up in cooperation with the environmental group friends of the air. and in addition to cosmetics 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 if you're also doing your bit tell us about it visit our website or send his or tweet. doing your. share her
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story. modern inventions and technology can often be immensely helpful even in the most remote places and that's certainly the case with some herders in kenya they roam the country to find food and water for their livestock but an apt has maybe a 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 app helps herders locate the best pasture. the average scout app uses real time satellite images. now we can get to cross without walking long distances. and we're leaving the water point and going home early and
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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. tapes to reduce mortality officially doing good graces and. because they have got access to information which will help them make better decisions than before getting used to move to. maybe just. all times past so you know we go to. the after scout app was created by the international ngo project concern international or p.c.i. things say their digital assistant has reduced livestock mortality by almost fifty percent. of. the messiah in southern kenya also benefit
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from the app as they move their large herds through the savannah 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 joel kilo is the new app has helped to reduce dangerous encounters by mapping areas that are risky for his animals. 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. the way that it helps is identify good spots just by using a phone and without leaving home. the costs alone now everything's more convenient . it's helped us a lot away. p.c.i.
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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 through the efforts go to application buster lease out able to see how they make i mean that they can only move their livestock to places where the forage has to be 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 technologies are both people's lives and decreases the burden on the environment. also demonstrate that
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it is possible for humans. exist without making much of a sacrifice. that's right n.t. careful planning and a few adjustments can sometimes make big difference we now go to aerate country where people and animals often struggle to feed themselves but in the core reserve any of the capsule to offer of all things offering hope to the locals. 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. i'm very pleased with giraffes allows me to feed my family.
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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 acacia lives on melons. they're always wondering through people spiegel's 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. the village leader describes how climate change has affected people's lives. but.
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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 giraffe 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. environmental ministry and the nongovernmental agency pays the villagers not the giraffes authorities have also established a protected area the ten head tear reserve features trees and shrubs which provide
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the giraffes. with a food source as well as a breeding ground. so if you need a lot we're here to help people out there of course this is their land but we want to improve as you know. the giraffes are an important part of that was you and that is you know when we protect their habitat like food sources are preserving 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 that allows the giraffes 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 this in turn has attracted more tourists the ngo now employs eight hundred two or guides to meet the demands of increasing tourism. homma mooney describes how
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the measures have improved people's lives. so that isn't part of giraffes are very important animals not only in asia but all around the world a very important. thing 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 our nurses have access to better equipment. to do something you know 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 happy to be able to make a living off the land. i want to help a little bit. i used to grow beans but the draft would. it's better now with
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peanuts the giraffes want to touch them and i can even sell some of them. once hunted nearly to extinction the return of the giraffes 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 n.t. thank you z. and we do look forward to seeing you again seeing time next week one of admission of equal africa but in the meantime you want to find out more about the show the reports we've got on all the reports just check out our website and even our social media pages witching on the end credits that will come your way again i'm no type from lagos by.
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