Yet somesort of informed, thoughtful and critical response to the metaethicalissues of environmental ethics is essential if this new field ofethics is to receive the scholarly attention that its normativeurgency demands.
This years theme is tobacco control- a response to the global tobacco pandemic as smoking and tobacco use remains a major environmental and public health issue worldwide.
award covers 1) tuition and fees to enroll in or attend an and/or 2) fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ by demonstrating personal leadership, initiative, and environmental stewardship in their project. Essays will be judged by a committee of Nicodemus Wilderness Project board members, volunteers, and past Apprentice Ecologist award winners. Please see tips below for additional elements that the committee considers important when judging essays. While there is no minimum/maximum length for essays, most of our past winners have written essays that ranged from about 750 to 1,500 words long. The deadline for uploading your Apprentice Ecologist project essay is midnight GMT on December 31, 2017. Winners of the annual will be published online on Earth Day (April 22).
This study focuses on the problems and opportunities of community-based waste management in Nairobi, Kenya. Within several of the city's informal settlements, women's groups have started composting organic wastes as means of improving community environmental conditions and generating income through the sale of the compost. The central purpose of the study is to assess the success of these composting projects in meeting their environmental and community development goals. A complementary purpose of the study is to add to the limited amount of research on waste in East Africa.
The participatory research techniques employed in this study revealed that significant environmental improvements have been achieved through composting, including improved health, urban agriculture opportunities, better drainage and access within the communities, and the potential to address rural-urban imbalances in resource flows. The composting projects have, to date, been less successful in their goal of generating income. However, the research revealed that other aspects of community development are equally, if not more important, than income generation.
"Not to decide" aboutissues of environmental ethics is "to decide" -- in favor of thestatus quo, and in favor of "business as usual." But our poor,battered, plundered and polluted planet can not long endure acontinuation of "business as usual." We have, in the past couple ofcenturies, achieved a cleverness that has far overshot our wisdom.
The University is celebrating the World Environmental Health day on 26th September 2013 with in the campus creating awareness on thematic areas such as Vector Borne Diseases (Dengue , Malaria & Filaria) , Sanitation and Hygiene , Household Waste Management and Household Air Pollution.
So much is still to be done.
Therefore the IFEH decided to address Environmental Health Inequalities as thetheme for the World Environmental Health Day 26 September 2014.
The IFEH Council has previously addressed this issue in its policy paper no.
The aim is to create awareness and incite debate among Environmental Health Professionals on solutions for the risks and challenges as they celebrate the World Environmental Health Day to be held on 26th September, 2013.
The success of MYSA and the potential of Clean Up Nairobi to engender community responsibility in Nairobi residents is essential to solving Nairobi's environmental problems. Sport was the motivating factor behind MYSA, CUN lacked such a motivation which resulted in its collapse. In examining several of the composting groups in Nairobi, it is evident that their success in waste management is also contingent on a motivating factor behind the waste management, in this case, income generation.
Not necessarily,for even now the facts of ecology (as well as psychology, systemstheory and still other disciplines) may have significant bearing uponthe search for an environmental ethic.
While still classified as poor, these women have more diversified sources of income thanks to the significant involvement of the Undugu Society in their community. The benefits accrued to them through Undugu include urban agriculture shambas, participation in handicraft manufacturing for the Undugu Society's gift shop, and shelter upgrading. Kinyago Village, located in the Kitui-Pumwani area near Eastleigh Section III, is also considerably smaller than the Korogocho group, making activities involving community cohesiveness, such as environmental management, much easier.
In comparison with adults they have less resistance to infection, poor diet & nutrition, chemical contaminants, air pollution from traffic as well as air pollution in general, and they are at higher risks in terms of injury from accidents at home and in regard to traffic accidents.
In our heretofore carelessand capricious hands lies the fate of our natural environment, ourbrother species, and the generations that will succeed us.