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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YELLOW FOR WATER WALK FOR WORLD WATER DAY, 2015

World Water Day was celebrated World wide on March 22, 2015 under the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’.

Yellow for Water, a small locally grown NGO in Ghana took to the streets of Accra on 21st March, 2015 to campaign for clean water for all and protection of our water bodies.

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The walk started from the Morning Star School, Labone and ended at Alliance Francaise.  Participants carried yellow gallons and marched on the streets with  music from brass band. Wanlov Kuborlor was there to support the campaign. Viasat 1 TV covered the event.

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Building of house from waste in Ghana

Nkabom House was designed by Anna Webster, a fourth-year architecture student at The Cass, London Metropolitan University’s school of art, architecture and design.

The original concept was a response to a competition inviting proposals for a single-family house to be built in a remote village in Ghana’s southern Ashanti region.

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Recently, there was an exhibition at Alliance Francaise about innovative architecture from waste. Mr Nat Amarteifio, the chairperson of the programme mentioned that even though the designs exhibited looked complex and not popular in Ghana, it is a common practice to see houses and shops in Accra built from recycled or waste materials.
Most of the architect of these buildings are usually people living in slums and shop owners who do not have money to build houses from concrete.He also mentioned that there are piles of building materials at Old Fadama due to the demolitions of slums by the government following the disaster created by recent flooding. Hence someone can be inspired by the situation to build a house from the rubbles.

A director from the French Embassy called for proposals of exhibitions about architecture in Ghana from waste.

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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