The Theme for this year’s World Earth Day is environment and climate literacy. Ghana cannot achieve its sustainable development goals without promoting environmental literacy of its citizens.
The United Nations reports that , every nation need to empower all its citizens in environmental literacy to ensure the protection of the environment. Environmental literacy must integrate socio-economic, practical and multi-disciplinary approaches to produce effective results.
Hipsters of Nature is joining hands with Women’s March in Ghana and Afia Beach for Accra’s version of World’s Earth Day. This year’s activity is unique as it gives the opportunity for participants to learn about current environmental issues in Ghana and engage them in community action.
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Apart from causing choking hazards for marine life, it also defaces our beaches. No matter where we live, the ocean is our life support system. Coastal Cleanup Day is on 17th September. It is a day dedicated across the world to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world
Hipsters of Nature is teaming up with Afia Beach Hotel to help keep our ocean and waterways clean.
We are hosting a clean up exercise and fun games at the Afia Beach Hotel, located near Birth and Death Registry or MUSIGA on 17th September, 2016 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
If you are wondering how to celebrate World Environment Day with advocacy groups in Accra then check out the following activities :
- Tree Planting Exercise by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) on 3rd June, 2016 at 11a.m at 1st Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp, Accra
- Osu Beach clean up by Action Accra on 4th June, 2016 at Osu Castle Beach.https://www.facebook.com/events/1009145319134020/
- Quiz competition among 5 schools organised by the EPA on 5th June, 2016 at 11a.m at 1st Battalion of Infantry, Michel Camp, Accra.
- Inauguration of the waste treatment plant at Nestle , Ghana on 6th June, 2016
- No Coal Power campaign by Ghana Youth Environment Movement on 6th June, 2016 at 9a.m.https://www.facebook.com/events/276723529331797/
- Greening Nima by Hipsters of Nature and German Cooperation on 11th June at Nima Community Library at 9:30a.m .https://www.facebook.com/events/1746860608878280/
Make every day World Environment Day!
Hipsters of Nature in collaboration with the German Cooperation and Mothers club of Nima is launching the Green Nima Movement Project on 11th June, 2016 at 9:30 a.m at Nima Community Library .
The theme of the Green Nima Movement is on:’ Addressing poverty and malnutrition through Multi Storey Gardens’.
Hipsters of Nature is unvieling the new name of our bottle sculpture at Mawuli Senior High School.
Our bottle sculpture is now called the Sankofa bottle.The name Sankofa is an adinkra symbol. It is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as going back to take what is forgotten is not a taboo. We want to change the mind set of Ghanaians, to regard waste not as a problem but as a potential resource and promote the goal of a zero waste society. Currently, we have the Sankofa bottle at Alliance Française, Accra and Lycee’ International school at East Legon for collection of bottles. The collected bottles are recycled by Skyplast company and reused by Hipsters of Nature to demonstrate multi-storey gardens to students and households in Nima.
Mawuli Senior High School is the First runner for the national school climate change drawing contest toward COP 21. The program was sponsored by the European Union, British High Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Hipsters of Nature celebrates World Environment Day, every year in June. This year we are celebrating the day by promoting urban gardening and waste segregation.
We are inviting the public to join us in a walk to selected households in Nima that are participating in our multi-storey garden project.
Multi- Storey Garden refer to gardening in containers such as sacks, PET bottles or cans for minimising land and water use.
The event comes off on June 4, 2016 at Nima Community library at 10a.m and ends at 11a.m.The walk will be accompanied with a brassband. Come in your white tshirts, sneakers and a placard with a message.
Contact us on 0209598897 or 0501301638 for sponsorship and participation. Follow our face book event page via the link:https://www.facebook.com/events/1746860608878280/
Get involved. Spread the green movement message.
This is the 2nd Edition of Paillote Takpekpe event which was very successfully conceived and executed by Wanlov the Kubolor in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise. The event comes off on 24th February, 2016 at 7pm to 9pm at Alliance Française, Accra.
To be in the spirit you must come with a recycled accessory or recycled costume. Best guest costume/accessory wins a special prize.
For edutainment; Amateur Musicians, Filmmakers, Fashion Designers & Artists will be in live categorized competitions for cash prizes.
Individuals & Companies will come and present their environmentally conscious innovations & practices.
The word Dumsor has become so popular in Ghana and even beyond. Musicians and Poets have made songs and rap about it, even pastors organise all night service for their congregation to pray for divine intervention to this problem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WoL7il320
Many Environmental activists and NGOs like Ghana Youth Environment Movement, Green Africa Youth Organisation, Ghana Youth Climate Coalition are campaigning for our government to invest in clean energy such as Solar energy.However, policy, promotion and financing of solar energy has not been fully exploited in the midst of abundant sunlight.Rwanda , for instance has completed a $23.7 million solar energy project, one begin to wonder what Ghana is waiting for. http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/09/1st-utility-scale-solar-energy-project-east-africa-now-online-rwandas-total-grid-capacity-surges-6/
Hipsters of Nature is collaborating with Mrs. Edu Sam’s New Nation school near the Nima Round about, Accra for a recycled fashion show and dance choreography. The students are going to do a recycled fashion show from waste such as plastic, paper, cans etc. This will be featured in a programme called African on the move We shall be doing a recycled fashion show.
The video will be featured in a programme called African on the move on Deustse welle TV (DW-TV) .