Banye Ethel, Keep Our Households Free from Non-Degradable Items
Banye Ethel is the project coordinator for the program, Keep Our Households Free from Non-Degradable Items, located in Buea, Cameroon. In her community, many people remain unaware or uneducated about the environmental impacts resulting from the use and improper disposal of non-biodegradable waste products such as plastic.
Banye will organize people from 4 different communities in Cameroon to participate in waste management and clean-up campaigns. Over the course of 8 months, 200 people will be trained in the reduction and sorting of household wastes. Participants will be educated on the importance of proper waste disposal methods and reducing waste volume through reusable goods, as well as receive training in composting methods for organic waste.
Additionally, participating households will be given seedlings such as cabbage, peppers, carrots, parsley, and basil, and be encouraged to plant them in local gardens to promote composting efforts.
Banye hopes to raise her community’s awareness of pressing environmental concerns related to pollution and global climate change.
GRANT AWARD DATE: May 11, 2015