Good for the Environment, Good for the Community, Good for You!

Recycling and Upcycling Projects for Namibia: LOCAL COMMUNITIES MAKING GOOD BY DOING GOOD

“The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem.”

Wangari Maathai (1940 – 2011), Kenyan environmental activist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner

‘Good for Namibia!’ is an informal umbrella support body initiating and assisting Namibian pilot projects that utilise waste materials to generate income, then building capacity until the groups are self-supporting and sustainable. Follow my news of innovative income-generating environmental projects designed and run by Namibians in Windhoek. I hope to keep you regularly updated with news of their progress.

Marisa (‘Mel’) Kelly

I am originally from Manchester, England, and worked in wild animal husbandry at London Zoo and then as a veterinary nurse before subsequently studying film theory prior to moving to Namibia in 1998. I now work as an editor and writer and was for a number of years a regular contributor of columns on social, environmental, cultural and economic issues for ‘The Namibian’ newspaper. My short stories about Africa also appear online.

‘The Namibian’:

Short stories (‘The Kalahari Review’):

To contact me about possible work or further general information about the ‘Good for Namibia!’ projects :

Unless otherwise indicated all photographs are © Mel Kelly. Reasonable use for non-commercial purposes permitted with attribution.

Burying Our Heads in the Sand?

A person working in any capacity to protect the environment quickly becomes, for better or worse, a spokesperson for the ‘green movement’ more generally. And, rightly, must be prepared to submit to scrutiny regarding their own lifestyles – not excluding the self-auditing that accompanies a bewildering number of everyday decisions. The temptation to lecture people … Continue reading

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