Africa

Biopower in Kenyan School -Teenage Smarty Pants.

Woah.
Talk about reducing your ecological footprint & recycling!
17-year-old high school senior, Leroy Mwasaru, and four of his friends found a way for everything we naturally produce to be converted into biopower. So cool.



The friends are proposing to build a Human Waste Bioreactor [HWB] that collects the waste from all 720 students living in the dorm, organic waste from the kitchens, cow dung, grass clippings, etc.  This will help their community by improving water quality, reducing school’s costs, having self-sustainable power sources and respecting their environment.

Grist explains that the HWB is “an underground chamber [which] holds the human, animal, and kitchen excrement, while microorganisms go to work breaking down the muck. The process releases biogas, a source of renewable energy comprised mostly of methane, the same as the fossil fuel natural gas that powers most non-electric stoves in the U.S. The gas is contained in the HWB, ready to use as fuel.”

Source:
Kenyan Teenager Ingeniously Coverts School’s Feces into Clean, Safe Energy – NationofChange
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Spring Equinox! (Let’s fall in love)

It is spring equinox!  There is also a full Solar Eclipse today.

Happy happy, beautiful spring :]

Take a walk outside, smell the earth and the rain. Can you hear birds?
Let the sun warm your face and see if you can see it’s color through your eyelids…

A new season of life, love, and rebirth!

I wish people in Canada could see the Solar Eclipse, but only Norway and the Faroe Islands will be lucky enough for this one.
If you’re in Europe, northern and eastern Asia or northern and western Africa, you’ll be able to spot a partial Eclipse –lucky!