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Taqwa_Salahstarting simple : )

In the office: using used papers as draft, instead of throwing them in the basket. Encouraging my work-mates to be more eco-friendly.

In the house: when swapping the floor with a water without soap, I use this same water in watering the rose bushed we have in the yard. Turning off the lights when my younger brother forgets to do so, I dont open the fan for drying the clothes, instead better to hung them on the fresh air. Telling my family members about using less water. Never use the AC unless it is really really really hot :p 21 months ago

Taqwa_SalahThe background

Well I think that i have a good background after finishing the online Green I.T course coz at the beginning they were talking about our impact on the environment, climate change, gas emissions, carbon foot print and this stuff, and then they get more specified by engaging the I.T role in the whole process.

A friend of mine who is an environmental activist recommended reading the guardian articles about the environment. So i am reading diverse topics trying to build a good background before getting involve in those environmental organizations here in Khartoum.

Gotta watch documentaries, too. National Geographic always helps in that! :D 2 years ago

Taqwa_SalahWalking in Khartoum city !

So i am trying to be more eco-friendly in simpler ways, walking is one. And in most of my outgoings i took the public bus, but i do love walking!

One day I walked from the Nile street to the new bus station(Al mawgef al jadeed).I dont know how much it is in kilometers but it was really long that my foot hurt me for two days! I enjoyed it any way, specially because my two friends were with me, a guy and a girl. That day was my first time meeting them, we met in a voluntary activity and when we were done from the work we decided to walk the way back to the bus station. The weather was nice & helpful and we were happy doing so!

Another morning i walked from the new bus station Al mawgef al jadeed to Jumhoreyya street and again i dont know how to estimate it in kilometrs :p LOL it was long way, too! But not longer than the previous one.

Sometimes just suddenly for no obvious reason i leave the bus and walk the rest way on foot. In Ebeyd Khatem street i did so twice.

And i remember once that i walked from Africa street Share’e al Matar to Mohd-Najeeb street. I felt so dynamic!!!

And I walked the whole Abdullah-el-tayyeb street, twice!

I dont plan for all this, just when i have the mode to walk, I walk. As simple as that.

I do all the walking alone, my friends are quite lazy!! 2 years ago

Taqwa_SalahIn an engineering way...

Speaker: Kevin Surace.
Duration: 3:09

A video about what is happening to the climate which is so bad! 52% of the CO2 source is caused by building! Only 9% comes from the cars. So, the man contribution to reduce this danger was to re-inventing the dry wall without using gypsum and they did it!
I discovered that 8000 gallons of gas are required to build a single house, it is enough to drive around the world 6 times!
We must change! Even the job issues could be solved by this green jobs provided by the green industry. 2 years ago


I have been aware of that topic just lately, and i felt guilty that i am nt really contributing in that issue, and after i watched “The inconvenient truth” documentary i felt more terrified and like this is a real danger taking place here!

But nobody around seems like paying any attention to the topics related to environment or climate change, specially my college community! And i began to read about it by myself and i told myself that i am nt really in need for someone to motivate me to begin.

And I found an online course on IEEE computer society website about the “Green I.T”. I started it last week and it was so useful to me. I got to know more about green I.T initiative and how we (I.T people) could do our work in more sustainable ways, and that we have an impact on the environment that we should be aware about.

May God bless our mother earth. 2 years ago

micenkovasimple things

It’s really a no-brainer to take used plastic produce bags to a farmers’ market so you don’t have to take more plastic bags. 2 years ago

micenkovanew tactics

I bought a Spork and Cork today. In July I went to a festival, knowing I would be served a meal on styrofoam, which I detest, as it NEVER biodegrades, WILL never compost…. will stay in our ecosystem FOREVER….so, I brought a plate. It is so simple to do. Now I will look for some sort of plate I can carry in my purse… foldable, maybe. And I’ll have my Spork and Cork, then a collapsable cup for drinking, and some aluminum foil folded up so I never have to take food home in styrofoam. 2 years ago

The Hermit1 Million Women

I’ve joined an online community called 1 Million Women. (address I’ve already implemented many changes in my life over the last decade and this is just to fine tune it and to see how I’m going. The goal is to cut a tonne of CO2 pollution within a year of joining. I’m doing some things but not all so improvement is needed.

1 Million Women is a registered Australian charity.

Target – Recruit 1 Million Women to collectively cut 1 million tonnes of C02 the main greenhouse gas pollutant causing temperature to rise globally, threatening people and the environment with dangerous instability in the climate. 2 years ago


I switched to a smaller garbage can which will force me to recycle more. 3 years ago

micenkovawhat I'm doing

My #2, #31, #36, #37, and #39 all lead to reducing my carbon footprint, and many others, whereby I provide my own entertainment, also do the same: playing violin, singing more, flying kites, etc. 3 years ago

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