Thank you for following it us through Plastic Free July! We hope that we inspired you to protect this beautiful place that we call home. Each morning, the day starts with the sun peacefully rising over the rolling green hills. The birds chirping and monkeys scattering in the lush forests give a soundtrack to the day. The day’s lullaby is the shining stars in the night’s sky. It is up to us, the ones who call rolling hills and forests of Rwanda home, to protect it. So though Plastic Free July may be over, it isn’t time to end your eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are a few steps that you can walk through to continue to reduce your environmental footprint.
Check out this video from Mammoth Media as a reminder of how beautiful our home is!
Step 1) Continue to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
Zero Waste Shop in Kigali- Check out the Zero Waste Shop on Facebook to buy reusable straws and bamboo toothbrushes for your whole family!
Jibu- Jibu will refill your water containers saving you plastic waste weekly. They sell a 20L,18.9L, 7L, and, a personal 1.5L size. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +250 785121071. There is over 20 Jibu locations in Kigali.
COPED-COPED will collect waste weekly at your house. COPED also will train you to learn how to separate waste from recyclables. Click here to learn about their services!
Step 2) Stay Informed
The environment is constantly changing as is the policies and innovations that might support or destroy it. Because of this constant variation, it is important to stay informed on everything environmental! Check out these online resources that will keep you up to date in an accessible and interesting way.
Listen to these weekly podcasts to stay updated on all things environmental. Let us which one is your favorite!
Costing the Earth BBC- Explore how our actions affect the environment and what we can do to reserve our harmful effects. Listen here!
Mongabey Newscast- a conservation focused conversation! Listen here!
Greenpeace Podcast- A monthly podcast that uses stories which take place around the world to "educate, inspire and entertain"! Listen here or on SoundCloud!
Living Planet- Another group of engaging storytellers who will motivate and educate you every Thursday on everything green. Listen here or on Itunes or SoundCloud!
Eco@Africa- Eco-friendly innovations that are found all over the continent of Africa. Listen here!
Prise de Terre- A weekly French podcast focused on ecology. New episodes come out each Saturday! Listen here!
Like these organizations on Facebook or other social media to receive updates on Rwanda's environmental policies!