Insights

  • Why we must Cycle our way to sustainable cities!

    None by Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira

    “My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything” ~ Peter Golkin

    Away from the most obvious benefits; keeping you fit, reduction in congestion and traffic jams, convenience, affordability, recreation and enjoying the simple pleasures, the humble bicycle has potential of greatly reducing carbon dioxide emission especially from urban transportation. Whereas not all journeys can be made by a bike especially long ones and those that ...

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  • Goesan County of Korea; inspiring global leadership in organic food systems!

    May 12, 2017 by Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira


    Located almost in the middle of the country, Goesan is a natural wonder of deep valleys cushioned in forested hills and mountains. The landscape looks very calm and tranquil with small tarmac road-meanderings through the pine forests and petering out into very neat, sparsely placed homesteads. Also in harmony, are the people of Goesan, who are very humble, very hospitable and one with their serene surrounding.

    As the world responds to the ...

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  • Rwenzori: One of Africa’s Greatest Ecological Wonderlands, at Crossroads in the face of Climate Change

    March 14, 2017 by Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira


    Mountains are stunning ecological wonders. And they are home to all forms of life, the small and the large. They influence what happens within and around them but most importantly what happens in regions afar.

    Mountains cover almost a quarter (22 percent) of the Earth's land area and are home to almost 1 billion people and a quarter of the world's land animals and plants (FAO). They dominate their surroundings with their towering heights, protect ...

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  • Self-sufficiency is poverty – argues Matt Ridley

    March 8, 2017 by Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira


    I’m only through with the first chapter into Matt Ridley’s ‘The Rational Optimist’. Anyone would wait to finish the book and do a proper review; I can’t help it though, but jot down here some quick insights from his arguments that have sent me mind-boggled, before they vanish. The rules change when you are reading Matt Ridley!

    Ridley begins by making a case that “we are wealthier, healthier, happier, kinder, cleaner, more peaceful, more equal and longer-lived than ...

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