What is Noise Pollution?The traditional definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound”. Problems related to noise include stress related illnesses, high blood pressure, speech interference, hearing loss, sleep disruption, and lost productivity.
Nowadays it is advisable to stay away from churches and mosques when looking for accommodation . This shouldn’t be the case because the church or mosque is seen as peaceful place. Imagine you can’t sleep because every night a school park near your house is being taken over by a mass of people who hold all night prayer service .Noise pollution has engulfed every corner of the city, with increasing siting of churches in residential areas.
As part of activities marking the European Year for Development 2015, the European Union in Ghana together with the Embassies of France and Norway, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), have, jointly launched a National Schools Drawing Contest in Ghana for Schools in all the regions to encourage a national discussion on climate change on 8 September 2015.
The contest are in three categories: 1) Primary school – Observations of climate change; 2) Junior high school – Impacts of climate change, and 3) Senior High School – Solutions – measures to reduce the impacts. Three prizes will be given out to each category so that in total nine schools will be declared winners and invited to the awarding ceremony. Selected drawings will be printed in a leaflet to be distributed during the side event of the ‘Ghana Day’ during the Climate conference
The best drawings will be selected by a jury to be composed of representatives from the EU in Ghana, all Partners and stakeholders from the Embassies, EPA, MESTI; and the Ministry of Education. An evaluation sheet will be provided to facilitate the selection of the winners and ensure transparency in the process. Follow the link below to read more about the contest:http://newsghana.com.gh/eu-climate-change-schools-drawing-contest-towards-cop21/
The Minister of Environment, Science , Technology and Innovation recently announced that , the use of polythene products below 20 microns has been banned. He added: “You see the ones that they put Gari (kulikuli), those products – the plain, transparent ones – you see that they are so light and when the wind blows they float, it’s because they have very low microns and they are so light so managing it is so difficult so we need to increase the micron level.”
There are different kind of plastics in Ghana, the ones that are currently a nuisance to the environment which should be critically looked at are PET bottles and single use black polythene bags made from recycled ”pure water sachets”.
A good example of proper recycling is what Trashy bags company is doing in Ghana. They recycle pure water sachets, ice cream wrappers and banners are into bags and purse which can be used for a longer time.https://www.facebook.com/TrashyBags?fref=ts
bag made from plastic sachets
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:
- Recycling, Reducing and Reusing of waste
Designs made by kids from German Swiss schools on waste bins for sorting of was
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