Happy Earth Day 2016!

Nobody said being an environmentalist was easy. Sometimes I don’t even know if I can call myself that – maybe environmental advocate would be a better phrasing? I have written about my views on trying (and failing) to save the planet on this blog before, about the the gloomy sides of it as well as the more … More Happy Earth Day 2016!

Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, god-like technology

The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall. Edward O. Wilson, sociobiologist I feel like the biggest hypocrite. Currently working for a sustainable development project, I am probably one of the … More Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, god-like technology

A Litter Lament

Seriously, Kenyans, I love you. You have been so good to me, and I have loved spending the last two months with you. But sometimes, I just don’t understand you. Like: What’s the deal with all that littering? You have such a beautiful piece of earth here. Why do you insist on scattering it with … More A Litter Lament

“I am an Environmentalist first” – an Interview with Miss Environment Kenya 2015

It is 5.15 pm, I am sitting in a café in Westlands, waiting for Miss Environment Kenya 2015, 19 year old Moraa Ondieki. When she arrives with Kensent Kamero, the pageant’s founder and spokesman, they both apologize for running a little late. “Traffic is horrible. We just had a meeting in town, it started thirty … More “I am an Environmentalist first” – an Interview with Miss Environment Kenya 2015

Be the Hummingbird!

We are constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed. The story of the hummingbird is about this huge forest being consumed by a fire. All the animals in the forest come out and they are transfixed as they watch the forest burning and they feel very overwhelmed, … More Be the Hummingbird!