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A man wearing a blue button-down shirt, with a white mask in his shirt pocket, tan pants, and a bright blue hardhat, stands in front of a large stack of primarily gray plastic bricks.

Nelson Boateng, founder and Chief Executive Officer of NelPlast Eco Ghana Limited, stands in front of some of his award-winning bricks made from recycled plastic. (Photo courtesy Nelson Boateng)

Mandela Washington Fellow
A former tech worker turned eco-entrepreneur in Ghana works to intercept plastics on the way to the landfill by repurposing the plastic into an award-winning building product.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
How is solar energy being implemented in the western African country of Ghana. See what one organization is doing to use solar energy to provide electricity to remote villages, one village at a time.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Learn more about Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) and their impact in Ghana and on the international stage, from the perspective of GAYO Project Coordinator Betty Osse Bonsu.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
A look at how Ghanaians are reverting back to traditional storytelling in order to save the earth.
The clock ran out in Congress last week on a bill to repeal energy-efficient light bulb standards. Cue the giant, energy-devouring, glass ball above Time Square. It's time to celebrate! We’re counting down five of Planet Forward’s best ideas about... Read More
Columbia University
Our program within the Columbia University Chapter of Engineers without Borders (CU-EWB) works with the village of Obodan, Ghana to improve sanitation and access to water resources while focusing on developing methods to convert waste to energy via... Read More