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europe. and with me is my colleague join me to welcome siobhan in nairobi hello n.c. and hello to all of you out there my name is sharon my money and i'm your new host but let it joining us today this is what is coming up on the show today. we present an e-card developed by students in germany we look at environmentally friendly stocks in ghana and we'll explain why so next need special protection in zimbabwe. we start the show in uganda like many parts of africa access to clean drinking water is a luxury in uganda especially in the rule areas a social business impact water wants to change that they are setting water filters in schools in kenya nigeria and uganda places where the public water system
doesn't always work and should. for three weeks now the star has had to chop up more wood than usual. she's a kitchen helper at st paul's catholic seminary in fort portal in western uganda. she needs a lot of firewood to boil fifteen hundred liters of drinking water every day. and. we boil the water for different purposes to cook and drink. i don't know how much weight we need to burn for each thing but i know we need a lot of work. more than two hundred know this year it's live and study in the seminary along with teachers and staff and they all need
drinking water. but tests showed the facilities water purification system isn't working properly just fine. for drinking. we how to be sick in some pool we see it has to it is as you can see it does not go through commended for drinking and we begin the fact sample from the symptoms it which is. quite clean but do you want to commend you for drinking. the problem is that the poly filters for the water purification system are clogged up technician sanju piazzi has to replace them he shows health officer vincent kind of how the system has to be serviced in the future vincent will have to perform regular maintenance. this is how the poly filter looks after half
a year of use the system is used so much that a clean new filter will have to be inserted every other month. a new u.v. lamp is also needed that kills bacteria in the water. a system like this costs four and a half million ugandan shillings about twelve hundred u.s. dollars linda negi one works in sales. in there is quite a unique school because. you're too high so that means that. and that also means that they have to replace them quite regularly than the other schools that run the system one. we have discovered that. run this is seen for before hours and it works that. this is kampala the capital of uganda population one of the half million a number of companies here now offer water purification systems by the end of
twenty eighteen london to give one's firm plans to quadruple the number of schoolchildren it provides with drinking water to two point eight million we believe with the support from the church the government and different organization we can reach this big. purifying tap or a well water with one of these systems is not only a lot cheaper than boiling out it's also better for the environment. i see the impact as being to fault first by improving air quality especially in school and secondly in reducing the facts of global warming that for each school that has one of our systems we see about seventy tons of carbon dioxide is not a minute into the atmosphere. back in the small town of fort portal and western uganda impact water has contracts with more than three hundred schools. since the beginning of the year one of them is new york a sewer a school with over
a thousand students. are losing a very. be friends cause last guess what i was in the mood to tell john's and it was some sickness but this time for what tastes we have time to time he told people going. and in the nearby seminary as won't there's now clean drinking water from the purification system for the midday meal for the region the seminarians use an immense amount fifteen hundred liters a day in the future they'll just have to change the filter more often. it is believed cause trains and planes are responsible for one fifth of global energy related c o two emissions the car industry is one of the key players to halting climate change from doing that the industry is still growing and emissions are projected to double by twenty three. students examine each side to use carbon
belts that episode of transportation they have developed for the eco apart from producing the epistles while driving the production of the pit bull is climate friendly that is better from the renewable and recycled materials such as the for yourself. mean the blue cruiser sustainably produced so. it was built by german university students. who. were at the racetrack now. the students here are test driving the solar powered vehicle but first it needs to tank up on liked. the blue cruisers power supplied by the solar cells on its roof and hood.
have the. better every year every so. combines. the blue cruiser is made from sustainable and recyclable materials the seats for example a covered with a material made from pineapple. the students get ready for a ride sixty of them are taking part in the experiment. the solar cells produce enough energy to generate speeds of up to fifty kilometers per hour on a sunny day the car could stay on the road forever. but then rain clouds start gathering well the cost low down and stop. you know the car also works with the battery. it's partly charged by the solar cells in the car
itself and partly by power from the plug. this break is needed to check some technical details. at all. we have a battery stored with a battery. charge like three or four hours but we actually can charge faster than death. it will damage if you charge really fast and we do not do so at the very last a long time. after that quick break the solar car is off again to the next test. the students are collaborating with german company to some close to. the project is led by their professor at boston university. he's convinced that the solar power ecology is more environmentally friendly than gasoline powered ones. have to use
the whole lifecycle and in the combustion engine car you have an efficiency for twenty five percent so it is a very bad fission c and you use petrol to burn it in a car and in an electric car you just use your resources renewable resources to drive the car and this makes it much more sustainable than other cars. team are convinced in the future electric vehicles will be at least partially powered by the sun although they probably won't all have their own solar array like the blue cruising. it's too expensive to build a series of cost with one hundred thousand of those cars but definitely the concept of the house with. solar cells on top the whole system house class distance definitely. innovation or actually happening right now. in the world. so the balloon crew. production but the students still hope their use of eco
you. love him and don't abuse their traditional five piece to fry guy you for seventeen years that's what i was playing with there was that i was directly as posed to smoke under fire and i spend so much money on a high a lot of. the traditional open fire pit produces a lot of smoke it's estimated that toxic fumes kill thousands of people each year therefore mary was happy when she learned about a new kind of stove. and by i mean with the over ip to how often felt in with the new stores i don't inhale smoke wife wrangling and i use less firewood bit and make so much more gary than before to
hammer gallon yeah i'm a gallon yet the news toes a handmade from play they have only a small hole on one side for the firewood this means the heat is stored we would use is very efficient and there's hardly any smoke the stove costs over one hundred seventy year olds and were invented by the dutch development organization as in v.a. the n g o also facilitates bank loans for people to be able to afford to buy them. to do mom. and mom. and dad. and. one benefit of the improved gary stove is that it needs just a third of the fuel would in gone a different station is a huge problem the country has lost
a third of its forests since the early in one thousand nineties making firewood an expensive commodity. earlier mary you have a spent almost twenty year olds on the route to produce one sock of gary now it's just seven year olds. the benefits have been enormous now i make enough profits from my business. my family. according to the docs development organization over one hundred fifty improved gary stove oven installed so far and with hundreds of thousands of gallons involved in agriculture a lot more could follow. and i like coffee and so do i and millions of people around the world too just to give you a figure two point two cups of coffee at every day while white and that results
in a lot of coffee grounds and up in the waste yes indeed but did you know that coffee grounds are not actually waste companies in europe i mean the us are using them to grow at a ball mushrooms they are turning waste into a resource let's have a look at how they are doing their bit for the environment. did you know that you can promote shrooms on coffee grounds. germans love their coffee. twenty three hundred cups are consumed every second in the country. but only point two percent of the beans actually end up in the cup. the rest lands in the garbage as coffee grounds. entrepreneur ralph title is turning this waste into a resource. he collects coffee grounds from cafes and uses
them to grow gourmet mushrooms. as the grounds with spawn. puts them into banks and ships them to customers. they add a little bit of water and after a few days the mushroom start to sprout. every box produces up to three harvests around five hundred grams of yummy mushrooms and all . do you like that. if you are also doing your bit tell us about it. visit our website or send us a tweet. hash tag doing your bit we share your story.
the african population has shrunk dramatically over the last day kids climate change and overfishing have made it hard for the bats to find food in the traditional feeding grounds in. africa. supply as a result the number of breeding pairs has dropped ninety percent in the last ten years according to researchers report a paid a visit to a small colony on the cape of south africa where conservationists are doing all they can to save the bats that. life isn't easy. out in the sea there are many challenges the wait in the small birds including avoiding the jaws of sharks and sea lions. and on land
being preyed upon by other predators such as feral dogs and leopards human mcgeorge from the conservation organization cape nature looks after the penguins at this tony point nature reserve in south africa once a week becomes the penguins much to their displeasure the penguin colony live on the edge of the town of bettas bay on the country's east coast the bird's nest right outside the residence homes it's the only colony in southern africa that is still growing populations in the twenty seven other known breeding grounds have shrunk or died out due to diminish in fish stocks and increasing levels of waste plastic and oil in the ocean the species are struggling the species we call the central species it's. an indicator species of healthy ocean is. basically looking at the biomass biomass just for the species it's. going to
struggle. currently we're looking at about two percent two point five percent of the original stock of africom thang when doing food supplies are hurting the populations origen birds often can't find enough to eat in the ocean that can be deadly especially during the most in season when pen brains must remain on land for twenty one days and able to hunt dots why the park ranger sometimes has to intervene to save some of the birds. and conditions on the rest of motorway. basically what it hasn't got the insulating properties for this is pretty poor condition in a situation like this q one mcgeorge give the debilitated bird a forty five mill by a feeding tube. penguins play an important role in the oceans ecosystem numerous other ocean bird species depend on penguins for their survival.
sea birds have this into relationship interconnectivity we find that the penguins are plunged diver who they co-opt and hunt in packs to actually bring the food to the surface and love the other sievers to feed. this dependence is very important between all seabirds if you lose the one you lose the others the stony point colony is accessible to tourists people are able to get quite close to the birds without disturbing them in this way americans of vision and skin waves awareness with their plight and appeal for support in the effort to preserve the birds these guys don't have a choice. big see big swell they must be. going for it for their daily bread basically . regardless of trawlers plastic every in the water. and the challenges faced with shocks and. these guys are dedicated to survive but
they still need more help simply establishing fishery protection zones off the coast to provide them with better food resources if left to fend for their own survival it might not be possible in the near future to observe the african penguins in their natural and barren meant. when you encounter a snake do you just get as far away a spot of all well abraham brown just stays put he's a professional snake handler you can call him into him by way when a snake gets into your yard or maybe your groom he'll catch the creature and bring him to a snake farm where he shall school children while the reptiles need to be protected . the ambulance is on standby in case things go wrong for abraham and divine they're professional snake rescuers in southwest zimbabwe and have been called out by a woman who's frightened a snake might harm her young son so. it's
a highly venomous cobra it's bite can be fatal. if the snake feels provoked it might strike but the rescuer secret lies in remaining calm and cautious. many people simply kill snakes if they see them but this woman acted correctly both the snake and the family are fine. the snake hunters put the cobra in a plastic container. their leisure started free in
a suitable place. abraham and divine go on rescue missions about four times a week they work for the victoria falls snake park rescue center to call them might cost about twenty euro's. to come sometimes in more closed. snakes but sometimes we have a situation like people try to kill a snake and by the time. the famous victoria falls roar with life the snake park is nearby it serves as a rescue center and also teaches locals and tourists about snakes. abraham and divine will keep the captured copra here until they find a natural environment away from human habitation where they can releases. around eighty species of snake can be found in zimbabwe they are an important part
of the ecosystem and are also of use to humans for example they control the rat population rats can destroy crops and food stores spread diseases. but the snakes habitat is trink ing as human habitations expand and forests are burned to make room for farmland. both snake species in zimbabwe are not protected by the law. so abraham and divine are trying to raise awareness they teach school kids why snakes are important for the ecosystem tied to behave towards them. good. black members the. good news are the herd children can even develop friendly ties with snakes. we are trying to educate. people about the snakes. and we
would be willing. to have my. children's up for this next so they grow we need to cue that for b. of snakes many snakes in zimbabwe aren't poisonous if people know which ones are harmless they're less likely to kill them that day with the snakes here is fun for the kids. learnt a lot about snakes we can talk to identify snakes we learned the different colors they mostly just beautiful and china to help vironment. abraham and to find hope that if the kids learn to love snakes they'll protect them in the future so that's all for today's eco africa so we hope you enjoyed our latest edition of our major innovations and the environment thank you for watching and goodbye from lagos nigeria if you want to find out more visit our website or our social media
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