National Parks & Reserves in Ghana

National Parks & Reserves in Ghana National Parks & Reserves in Ghana. Ghana’s national parks and reserves attract thousands of visitors every year. Who could resist with its diverse habitat and wide array of species? National park and reserves are vital to maintaining and protecting Ghana’s environment due to the increased level of deforestation. Whether… Continue reading National Parks & Reserves in Ghana

Child Labor and the Chocolate We Love

Child Labor and Chocolate We Love Child Labor and the Chocolate We Love. Background on Chocolate. Chocolate is a sweet treat enjoyed by many people around the world. On top of chocolate’s sweet flavor, it’s known to offer mood enhancing benefits. These benefits led the Aztecs, Olemcs, and Mayans to believe chocolate possessed mystical and… Continue reading Child Labor and the Chocolate We Love

Oil Drilling & Plastic Pollution: Environmental Awareness

Oil Drilling & Plastic Pollution: Environmental Awareness Oil Drilling & Plastic Pollution: Environmental Awareness. Introduction Environmental awareness is the first fundamental step towards environmentalism, which is the ideology that illustrates the importance of human respect, responsibility, and protection towards the Earth (1). There are thousands of environmental issues that weigh down on our Earth today.… Continue reading Oil Drilling & Plastic Pollution: Environmental Awareness

Sustainable Alternatives to Charcoal in the DRC

Sustainable Alternatives to Charcoal in the DRC Sustainable Alternatives to Charcoal in the DRC. For millions in Africa and the Congo Basin, charcoal provides a readily accessible and inexpensive energy source for cooking and household heating. Population growth drives demand for the valuable “black gold” at an alarming rate, yet also fuels deforestation and biodiversity… Continue reading Sustainable Alternatives to Charcoal in the DRC

Biochar 101: How to Enrich Your Compost with Biochar

Do you have compost in your backyard and want to make it even more rich and fertile? The IDEAS Hive interviewed Lorenzo Monduy Jr, the designer and face behind My Community Compost to talk about biochar, composting, and his Gasifier invention. What is biochar?  Monduy describes biochar, or black carbon, as an “Electrocarbon sponge to… Continue reading Biochar 101: How to Enrich Your Compost with Biochar

Plant-Based: From Cattle to Cauliflower

Plant-Based: From Cattle to Cauliflower Plant-Based: From Cattle to Cauliflower. At some point in our lives, we have all craved the classic American meal of a juicy cheeseburger like the one above, accompanied by crispy, golden french fries and a cold, sweet milkshake. However, the ‘burger’ pictured above does not come from a cow, but… Continue reading Plant-Based: From Cattle to Cauliflower