Hipsters of nature is a locally grown organization in Ghana that focuses on using creative ways to improve communication and education in environmental issues such as climate change, waste management and environment sustainability.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day (WED) is: ”Seven Billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care”. To mark this day, Hipsters of Nature organized a campaign on waste segregation for school children. The aim of the campaign is 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 was present at the event. She commended the programme and called on all Ghanaians to join in the waste segregation programme.
The programme was made possible by the following sponsors: Price Water House Coopers, Afia Beach Hotel, Qualiplast Limited, 4 Fair Life, Yellow for water, AFC Consultants International and Curious Minds.
As a writer and art enthusiast- This is what I feel within when I see Beatrice and her team at work- RENEWING OUR ENVIRONMENT THROUGH ART ONE LOCALITY AT A TIME.