World Environment Day Short Story Writing Contest

U.S. Department of State EcoWriting Contest

World Environment Day Short Story Writing Contest organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Abuja has been on for awhile.
We just got a hang of this and apologize for sharing this late.

The purpose of the contest is to promote environmental awareness and literacy.

Energy Poverty: The African Effect

Energy Consumption around the world (Src: GettyImages)

Lack of access to clean and affordable energy is one of the many challenges that hinder economic development for most developing countries and her people.
There are more than 1.4 billion people without access to electricity in the world. The fact that you can read this, means you are most likely not among that number.

Rwanda: Drone Delivery for Health Care

Drones in Rwanda
A drone launched in Rwanda (source: MTV News)

Rwanda just became the first country in the world to have a national drone delivery service. In a ceremony on October 14, Rwandan President Paul Kagame with a team from a Silicon Valley start-up Zipline launched the first drone outside of it’s capital city Kigali.

A Flower Pot That Grows

Growth: Expandable Origami Pot
Expandable Origami Pot - source:

If you are one of those that ever had to worry about the stress of transplanting your door plant because it blossomed and outgrew it’s container, worry no more. This very innovative container aims to solve just that.

Twin designers behind London-based Studio Alaskan, Begum and Bike Alaskan, created Growth: a beautifully crafted expandable pots that grows with your plants.

Waste Shark: The garbage-eating Aquatic drone

waste shark
Waste Shark - courtesy RanMarine

Imagine having all our oceans and harbors without any garbage. Beautiful right?, yes – we imagine so too.

Waste Shark aims to achieve just that. A trash-eating drone developed by RanMarine and first displayed at the 40th edition of the World Port Day in early September of this year.

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