Hipsters of Nature: Improving environmental health through creativity
Hipsters of nature, a locally grown organization in Ghana,has chosen to focus on using creative ways to improve
communication and education on environmental issues such as sanitation, climate change, waste management and environment sustainability.
On World Environment Day (WED) celebration, which was under the theme: ”Seven Billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care”, Hipsters of Nature organized a campaign on waste segregation for school children. The aim of the campaign was to promote Recycling, Reusing and Reducing among young people.
10 Junior High schools in the Accra Metropolis were provided with waste containers for segregation of various types of waste such as paper, plastic, and organic waste. A competition was organized among the participating schools to design the waste containers for segregation and write a poem on the World Environment Day theme.
Workshops were organized for the pupils on how they can make their own shopping bags from old t-shirts, hanging gardens from plastic bottles and avoid excessive plastic packaging by sending their own shopping bags to the market.
The schools were invited to Afia Beach Hotel on 5th June, 2015 to present their project and recite their poems.
German Swiss International School won the best creative school and Mrs. Adu Sam school won the best poem.
The Deputy Director of Built Environment from the Environmental protection Agency, Mrs. Cindy Baidoo who was present at the event commended the programme and called on all Ghanaians to join in the waste segregation programme.
The programme was made possible by, the Price Water House Coopers, Afia Beach Hotel, Qualiplast Limited, 4 Fair Life, Yellow for water, AFC Consultants International and Curious Minds.
Recycled Fashion Show dance
Hipsters of Nature on August 1, will collaborate with Mrs. Edu Sam’s New Nation school near the Nima Round about, Accra for a recycled fashion show and dance choreography.
The students are going to do a recycled fashion show from waste such as plastic, paper, cans etc.
This event will be featured in a programme called African on the move on Deutsche Welle (DW) TV.
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