Having A Good time in a temporal Island

Having A Good time in a temporal Island

Having A Good time in a temporal Island, would you go for it? I wouldn’t even think twice about it. Its a big yes for me. And I have just a nice place that I will plan on a day to go and enjoy the ocean there.

Islands are naturally full of life and unique environment. I think water separates them from all the bad things until human developments happen.

Island that stays alive for four hours in a given season

During my visit to the ocean, I was shown a portion of the ocean that dries up sometimes. Allowing people to enjoy some calmness of the ocean within its vicinity. The place can remain dry for almost four hours, meaning, you can even hold a short party there.

When you are enjoying a boat ride, the breeze kisses your face in amazing ways. As the waves soothe your moods. The land continues to reduce in size as you sail deeper into the ocean.

Its normally feels like you are entering a different and new world. The feeling is incredible.

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The Homely WCK Hostels in Mombasa

The Homely WCK Hostels in Mombasa

The Homely WCK Hostels in Mombasa. They are simply homes away from home. Strategically located at the best corner of Mombasa town.

During my recent visit to Mombasa, one of our friends recommended it for us. At first, I had some doubts since I wanted to have somewhere to spend my nights after all the fun during the day. A place I could rest with minimal to zero noise, comfortable beds, awesome food, and a clean environment. And WCK hostels in Mombasa offered all that and more.

WCK

Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK)
Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK)

It stands for Wildlife Clubs of Kenya.

It is a charitable, nonprofit organization formed in 1968 by Kenyan students. It was the first conservation education programme of its kind on the continent of Africa.

As you can already tell, they are friends to nature. And anyone friends to nature automatically qualifies to be my friend.

I have been its member since my junior years at school. But I had not yet tried their hostels.

They would provide us Komba Magazines that helped us learn more about Wildlife, Nature and how to conserve our environment.

Apart from books, being a member of this club come with a full bag of goodies.

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Understanding Sustainable Tourism

Understanding Sustainable Tourism

Understanding Sustainable Tourism so as to promote it in our travels. Our travels should leave a positive impact on our hosts, people, wildlife and the environment. As well as offer us great experience and memories.

Sustainability

For something to be considered sustainable, it has to respect three important sectors. That is:

  • Environment, both the natural and man-made environments.
  • Economic, the generated revenue.
  • Culture, people and their cultures.

Sustainable Tourism

For tourism to be sustainable, then it has to offer the above benefits fully.

Sustainable tourism is whereby the tourism sector commits to cause a low impact on both the environment and local culture. In line with generating employment opportunity to the local communities.

It simply implies that, as a tourist, your visit cause a positive impact on the society, economy, and environment.

So next time while doing your travels, ensure it adheres to the above.

Understanding Sustainable Tourism

To really understand sustainable tourism, then you will need to look into its three key sectors.

Economy

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Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions? Especially one that needs you to locate a certain spot. It’s one of the amazing outdoor activity to get involved with.

What is an expedition?

It is a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or research.

You may be offered directions or a road map. Or some times you may need to come up with one yourself.

So you have to be really good at reading and interpreting maps. And not the internet one, but the paper one.

What makes expedition fun?

Important thing is to have an adventurous team that won’t mind getting lost in the jungle as you find your way. A team with an open mind and ready to take what nature will offer.

You need updated maps and guide books, as well as, a compass. These are very vital while coming up with your road plan and getting to the spot. Should be able to offer sufficient and correct information, to avoid going the wrong direction.

An open mind ready for anything along the way. From weather, animals, geographical features, such as mountains, hills, rivers. In short, you should be prepared to face anything that crosses your path.

My favourite expedition memory

It was one I participated in Hell’s Gate National Park. Where our spot was somewhere in the Suswa Hills.

It was full of adventure, remapping and our bodies were pushed to the limits.

We got rained at twice while drying up. This was when we left our campsite and there was a light shower. Which subsidized after a short while. Sunshine kissed our faces and dried our clothes. Only to get to the other side of the hill that was raining heavenly.

We also encountered wildlife and livestock along the way. Hence had to remap some paths.

Our maps were not so updated, so we encountered some of the features not indicates on them. Missed some rivers that had dried up and a hill that no longer existed. In a way, it got us confused for some minutes but we got our bearing back shortly.

Unfortunately, one of the team members hurt her leg and she could no longer walk on her own. So we had to carry her. The men in the group took turns in carrying her. While the ladies helped with her bag.

We could create jokes and tell stories, even sing at some point. Just to get the energy to step forward as our energy levels dropped with every step.

It took us almost three-quarter of the day to find our spot. So getting back to our campsite was a marathon, to avoid allowing darkness get us lost. We had mastered our way so we avoid doing any reforms while getting back as we had the insufficient light. The moon was not very bright.

Just about to get to our campsite, we met a group of hyenas heading out for a hurt. We had been advised to remain as a group in such circumstances. So we stuck together. They did laugh at us but did no harm. So it worked.

Conclusion

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Are we misusing the word Sustainability?

Are we misusing the word Sustainability? Now that we have been attaching it to any project we want to prosper. Nowadays, if you want to get support. Then you have to convince us that it’s sustainable. But do they really mean it in action?

What is Sustainability?

In regards to economic growth, sustainability refers to the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

While in pursuit of global environmental sustainability, it implies avoiding the depletion of natural resources. So as to maintain an ecological balance.

What about the Sustainable Developments?

Involves economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.

Now you can easily understand the sustainable development goals. They are all geared towards ensuring that we don’t too much from our natural resources. We avoid overexploitation so as to allow nature space to regenerate what we take.

Then we adopted..

Sustainable living, sustainable customer service, sustainable work environment, sustainable consumption, and many other sustainable that we thought would help us sell our ideas to the target group.

Are we really living up to its real meaning? Do we really understand what it takes to have a sustainable something?

Can sustainability be measured in our developments?

How do we know that our developments are sustainable or click with sustainability?

Here is where measures come in. Which includes:

The three Rs approach. Where we reduce, reuse and recycle. With this approach, we get to reduce wastage, pollution, and exploitation. This helps to rule out the one-use plastic products, only using what we need and not wasting anything, as well as having something we can refuse for several times.

Capacity building among the public and involved parties. By creating awareness and educating them. Then we get to have informed people that will help advocate for decisions that are eco-friendly and good for our ecosystem.

Nature of the technology. The correct and sustainable technology should be people friendly, positive to the environment, respects our culture, doesn’t use a lot of resources. and produce a minimum of waste.

Offers quality life. The development should be able to have a positive effect on people’s lives in all aspects. That is, socially, economically as well as culturally. No group or class of people should be left out. Each of their needs should be taken into consideration.

Conclusion

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We Need To Talk

We Need To Talk

We Need To Talk. The most fear sentence of line by human kind.

I looked at him and wondered, “Why are so sad?”and what’s the need of the talk?”
He just shook his head and looked the other side.

Had I done something wrong?


I needed to know, so I went ahead and planted my face to his.
He took a deep breath and requested me to sit with him.

“Have you ever though how things would be running here, if human species was never part of it?”

That was not what I was hoping for, so I just stared at him.

“More species are getting extinct each passing day. The climate and weather patterns are no longer predictable. Infact they are becoming unbearable.

The temperatures in the oceans are rising and poles are rapidly melting away. Oxygen is becoming a critical need in the ocean’s floor. How are those species supposed to survive without oxygen.

It’s funny how you joke of how in near future, ice cone will be melting in your hands before you even get a chance to lick it few times. The heat is already here, and as always. It has not yet shock you enough. Can you know enjoy your ice cream in the open around midday?

You still get involved in activities that contribute to both global warming and climate change. Not forgetting causing extinction of other species.

We understand that we need each to survive. But you guys are taking way too much than you are supposed to. You cut all the trees, leaving none for other species and their own reproduction. It’s more of total extraction and ensuring that such as trees have been cleared out.

You have forgotten the principle of sharing and caring about tomorrow.

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Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud. I would like to share with some of my thoughts that came as a result of seeing something really depressing. With the dry seasons everywhere, fires have become part of our days. Whereby fires have been burning stuff everywhere.

The wildfires at Mount Kenya and Arabuko Sokoke, are some of the fires that gave me stress. Yet I could not manage to offer any physical help but try to spread word through my writing. Those two fires consumed our indigenous forest cover and a good number of species lost their lives. As well as home and food.

Am yet to know the exact causes of these fires. Will share the findings once I get these findings.

So with that in mind. I see a piece of land that has been burnt. Am not sure if it was done intentional or unintentional. But the good part of it was burnt. A few days earlier I had seen some cattles grazing in this particular land. It doesn’t have much of vegetation, and the available one is very dry.

Can you see the burnt area?
Can you see the burnt area?

My problem, was the location of this piece o land. It is situated between a filling station, garage and a warehouse. Plus there’s a electricity transformer nearby. So I thought to myself, what if things went sideways and this fire spread. Whatever direction it may have been forced to follow. They would have been dire consequences.

Filling Station

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How do we sell the environmental concept without having it diluted?

How do we sell the environmental concept without having it diluted?

How do we sell the environmental concept without having it diluted? Environmental concepts have been facing opposition or get diluted when we push hard for them.

Public and other related parties are supposed to be able to embrace such concepts. By first understanding them, accepting and appreciating them. When they get to understand why doing something in a certain way is safe and important. They will be able to accept that particular way.

The next step would be to appreciate that proposed way wholly without looking for shortcuts or cheaper ways. After all cheap is expensive.

Appreciation will help the involved parties to stick to the given concept without thoughts that may lead them to it’s dissembling it to fit their greed desires. They will strive to meet the standard for a given concept and thus accomplishing the desired results

Some of the concepts that been diluted and conformed negatively

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Urban Versus Rural Areas Waste Management Culture

Urban Versus Rural Areas Waste Management Culture

Urban Versus Rural Areas Waste Management Culture. Same species but different behaviors observed. The urban culture seems not to care much of their treatment towards the environment. While the rural culture has little to expose the environment to.

Rural Areas Waste Management Culture

People in the rural areas seem to have a better waste management culture despite not being educated much about it.

The little humans are raised understanding various positive acts towards nature.

Food wastage is almost a heard off in rural areas. They will always consume everything they cook. And if they happen to have some left overs, it will be consumed as breakfast, the following day. No food is allowed to go to waste in these areas.

They also have a culture of serving themselves what they can clear from their plates. Someone better add some more along the way, than leave halfeaten food in their plates.

They are also less exposed to the many packages. They are not addicted to the various unnecessary packagings.

Unfortunately , they do have some downsides:

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What’s your preference between bathtub or shower?

What’s your preference between bath tub or shower? The question that came to my mind today morning as I took a shower. I thought of the water volumes involved and thought why not explore it with my readers.

Most of us will prefer shower, especially in the mornings on your way to work or somewhere in a hurry. While bath tub are preferred and associated to romance or just having some quality time after a long day.

But does our water usage impact considered while decided whether to go for a shower or opt for a bath tub. I doubt if it even come to our imagination.

I think we are only advised to wash our hands under running water. But the rest of the body can accommodate less water.

Shower

While standing below a running shower, you may not realize how much water you are using.

Some of us leave the showers open from the minute we set foot into the bathroom till the end. Not forgetting how some of us spends lots of minutes inside there. So you can guess how many cubic meters of water waster in every such baths.

Bath tub

For bath tub, the amount of water is controlled and constant. Hence can be controlled to avoid misusing water.

Although, some times we tend to have huge bath tubs that end up consuming as much water as the one that would have used ina shower.

So why am I talking about shower and bath tubs?

Water is one of the natural resources that are becoming too scarce with time.

Safe water for drinking will soon disappear from our taps. And the long tantalizing warm showers will be a history.

We are yet to embrace 100% water cycle around the world.

Meaning, most of the used water get wasted into the soils that are too dry to enable the water make way into the water tables.

Drylands are the worst victims, as the water tables are getting deeper and deeper. Thus too hard to be dropped.

Fresh water has directly been affected by the climate change. The rivers are drying, deforestation took away all the trees that helped in rains formation, among others.

This means that if we continue wasting the available fresh water, we have few years to do so. After which we will have no more fresh water.

Conclusion

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