Climate Change in Kenya: Biogas in schools , Prisons:
- APPROPRIATE WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH VALUE ADDITION FOR SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS-2
- solar water heating systems for schools
- meru prison
- PRISON HUMAN WASTE BIOGAS SYSTEM
- Kenya loses 5.6 million trees daily, despite campaigns on environmental conservation.
- 6 percent of Kenya’s households depend entirely on firewood as their cooking fuel, where each harvests between 10kgs and 20kgs of firewood daily.
- Deforestation in Kenya translates to 2.04 billion trees every year, exclude more than 1.5million households in urban centers (or 16.9 per cent of population) who use charcoal.
- 24,000 primary schools, 9500 secondary schools, Prisons, Medical Colleges and factories also rely on firewood, thus further depleting trees.
- Schools are by far the most significant consumers of fuel. About 90 percent of public schools use firewood for cooking and pay up to USD 20,000 (Ksh.2M) per year for the wood. This makes cooking fuel one of the biggest expenses in schools’ meal budgets.
- The government pumps over 10Billion in schools. How can this ultimately reduce this spending?
Specific objectives of the project
- To provide a long term solution to tackle the problem of poor sanitation and the associated human health risks.
- To create an alternative source of “green” energy for institutions
- Create awareness on the importance of biogas technology in the mitigation of climate change
- To optimize benefits that are currently underdeveloped in the Kenya biogas sector, specifically related to:
- Gender aspects, women economic and children’s educational status
§ Improved health from nutrition and reduced indoor air pollution
§ Environmental protection through reduced deforestation and environmental degradation
§ Employment creation, especially in the rural areas
§ Improved food security due to agricultural application of bio‐slurry
§ Tapping of carbon finance
Kenyans are replanting only 12 percent of the trees cut and unless concrete measures are taken to arrest the current depletion rate, the country afforestation efforts will amount to nothing.
The government pumps over 10Billion in schools. How can this project ultimately reduce this spending, deforestation/desertification and increase forest cover?