March for science in Accra

This year’s World Earth Day was all about environment and climate literacy. Accra was among the cities across the world that observed this day.

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Participants at March for science, Afia Beach hotel.

The event was organised by March for Science Accra, Afia Beach Hotel and Hipsters of Nature on 22nd April 2017 at Afia Beach Hotel, Accra. About 200 people gathered at the hotel to participate in the event.  The programme featured  speakers, educators,  and researchers who discussed their works in areas such as illegal mining, waste management, climate change and urban gardening with participants.

Rufai Zakari, a known artist from Nima, supervised participants in a mural art work using waste such as plastic bottles  and car tyres.

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The Asiri Mask(Secret Mask) exhibition by Rufai Zakari

The programme was participatory and fun. One participant at the programme said, I shall attend the event next year, I would like to see more of such programmes in Ghana to create more awareness on water pollution”

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Participants designing the mural art piece.

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Divine Agborli, Project Coordinator of Hipsters of nature making a presentation on Urban gardening

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Connecting children to Nature

Today, it is unfortunate that most children in the cities lack playgrounds and green spaces to play in. Due to rising population and lack of land in urban areas, more cities and schools have less playgrounds and less green spaces. Research has proven that linking children to green spaces helps them to show love and care to the environment .Children’s contact with nature encourages fantasy and creativity. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140922075014-150737338-architecture-and-urban-planning

This is what the Green Nima Movement project sponsored by the German Development Cooperation seeks to achieve. The project is being implemented in 5 schools and 250 households in Nima. The selected schools lack green spaces and have concrete playgrounds

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Green Movement

Hipsters of Nature in collaboration with Mother’s club of Nima, German Corporation is launching the Green Movement project at Nima. The project involves training 250 households and 5 schools in the Nima community on Multi-Storey Gardens(MSG).

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A member of Mother’s club of Nima Showing Hipsters of Nature a multi-storey garden in her house.

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ECO KIDS HAVE FUN WHILE SAVING THE PLANET

 

Hipsters of Nature aims to empower young children to find creative ways of solving environmental issues in their communities . We organise interactive workshops with students on the following activities:

  1. Recycling, Reducing and Reusing of waste
Designs made by kids from German Swiss schools on waste bins for sorting of waste

Designs made by kids from German Swiss schools on waste bins for sorting of was

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World Environment Day, 2015

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is: ”7Billion dreams. One Planet. Consume with care”.

To mark WED this year 2015, Hipsters of Nature is organizing a campaign on waste segregation. Our aim to promote recycling, reusing and reducing of waste among young people. We have selected about 10 schools in the Accra Metropolis and provided them with waste containers for segregation of various type of waste such as paper, plastic, battery and organic waste. Workshops starting from April to May will be organized for the schools on Recycling, Reusing and Reducing of waste. The aim of the project is to encourage kids to raise awareness at their homes about the proper disposal of waste especially batteries and plastic bags. Workshops starting from April to May will be organized for the schools on Recycling, Reusing and Reducing of waste.
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