Tags : Environment

YPES TRAINS YOUTH IN BRIQUETTE-MAKING

By Jecina Chikwelete  With the aim of diverting away from the use of charcoal for energy, Youth Progressive Environmental Solutions (YPES) has embarked on a project aimed at training the youth and women in briquette-making. The project, which is funded by Global Fund's Green Grants, targets 30 women and 30 young people. The projects comes […]Read More

YOUTH CLEANS BNS, PLANT TREES

By Franco Mwachande Jnr Mtandire youth group, Youth for Life Change and Development network on Friday cleaned up Bingu National Stadium ( BNS) where they cleaned some toilets and the open stands. Poor sanitation has been a long-standing problem at BNS despite hosting crowd-pulling matches that generate revenue for the facility. The organisation’s director Pastor […]Read More

ROTARY CLUB OF LUANAR URGES STUDENTS TO PLANT TREES

By Franco Mwachande Jnr Rotary club of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar has urged leaners at Machentche LEA school in T/A Chiseka, Lilongwe to plant trees to conserve the environment. Rotarian's president Naomi Kayanula made the call on Saturday at the School during the tree planting exercise of 3000 tree seedlings. She […]Read More

SDA CHILDREN PLANT 300 TREES AT CHIMUTU PRIMARY SCHOOL

By Aamon Butao  Government has urged children in the country to participate in all activities focusing on conserving the environment. The remarks have been made by principal secretary in the ministry of forestry and natural resources Dr Yanira Ntupanyama during a tree planting exercise by Seventh Day Adventist children ministries from area 47 in Lilongwe. […]Read More

LCC LAUNCHES GREENING LILONGWE CAMPAIGN

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Lilongwe City Council has identified communities, the clergy and non state actors as front liners in its campaign of greening 500 Hectares of the capital city. LCC newly elected mayor Richard Banda made the remarks during the official launch of Greening Lilongwe Campaign at Kaliyeka Primary School in Lilongwe.  In an […]Read More

KNOWLEDGE GAP ON POLICIES WORRIES ENVIRONMENTALISTS

By Franklin Mtambalika  Environmental campaigners have bemoaned that knowledge gasp on existing policies promoting biodiversity is frustrating advocacy campaigns.  Activists have since highlighted that youth involvement in policy formulation, implementation and revision is very critical if the country is to achieve environmental sustainability. For instance founder of Green Girls Platform, Joy Munthali, says equipping students […]Read More

AEJ PROBES FOR INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAMS

By Wilson Allan Phiri  The Association of Environmental Journalists has kick started its 3 day annual general assembly in Lilongwe with a request to government to invest big in environmental restoration programs that would be sustained in the long run.  One of the stakeholders at the AGM, the Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests said the […]Read More

MINISTRY TO CRACK DOWN ON CHIEFS INVOLVED IN ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

By Aamon Butao  The Department of forestry under the ministry of Forestry and Natural resources has issued a stern warning that the law will take its course on any chief found depleting the environment. Spokesperson in the department Gift Chimulu said this in an interview with Timveni Online following reports that some chiefs have been […]Read More

1000 JOBS TO BE CREATED UNDER GREEN JOB CREATION INITIATIVE

By Ellinah Pemba At least One thousand jobs are up for grabs under the Green Job Creation initiative which aims to address issues of Climate Change. The brains behind the project Save the Future Foundation through its director Maloto Chimkombero said, "Calls to end charcoal burning have yielded no result as people were not economically […]Read More

A YOUTH ENVIRONMENTALIST TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WASTE BINS

By Emma Zawanda It is an open secret that the national cleanup campaign faces resource constraints nationwide. In a move to make a difference, a youth environmentalist plans to walk for charity from Ntchisi district to the capital city Lilongwe to "mobilize funds to purchase 50 waste bins."  Maloto Chimkombelo has told Timveni he will […]Read More