Green Buses, Dark Fumes

25 Sep

Doesn’t mean they are green.

Abuja Smokey Bus

How will these plants survive with all that fume?

Green Abuja Metropolis

We need better modes of transportation to reduce the emission of Green house gases (bad gases that hurt our atmosphere).

It’s time to say good bye to Green Buses with Dirty Dark Fumes.

Photos by Chestnut Photography.


5 Responses to “Green Buses, Dark Fumes”

  1. ugochi anyaka September 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Lol… i stalked that bus. @Taiwo I support your comment and I also believe in the basics, education and gradual life style changes. You know how our government works. It’s still OYO government. We can help save our environment ourselves.

  2. Sisi Solar (@sisisolar) September 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    It’s like the blogger stalked that bus until sufficient photographic evidence had been collected – LOL!

  3. Sisi Solar (@sisisolar) September 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I see where you are coming from, Mr Taiwo – You feel that we need professional bodies to promote the value of eco-friendly living as is done the the West.

    However, I do not think that is the way forward in Nigeria. The dynamics of our environment are very different from those of the US and UK, and our people need education more than bureaucracy. Your intentions are good, but all these policies and councils are many steps forward. Our people need to be educated first – to understand how environmentally-friendly practices benefit them, and then when they have accepted and understand the basics, we can build on the foundations. Developing countries started campaigns eons before us, and people there are more understanding of, and knowledgeable about climate change. Let us adapt techniques to our society, and not attempt to run before crawling.

  4. taiwoadewole September 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Does Nigeria know what it means to go green?

    We need to have regulators for instance in the United State, we have the USGBC (United Stated Green Building Council) Membership includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits. Leaders from within each of these sectors participate in the development of the LEED Rating Systems and the direction of the Council through volunteer service on USGBC’s open committees.
    We also have something similar in South Africa, this council set standard for a building to be qualified as GREEN, for you to call an infrastructure as GREEN, We must consider the following: Water use , CO2 Emission, waste output and electricity consumption

    An average GREEN building must be able to save energy by at least 30% to 50%, CO2 Emission by 35%, water use by 40% and solid waste by 70%

    I see no reasons why we cannot have Nigeria Green Building Council, so many Nigeria don’t know what GREEN building entails it is not about painting your Building GREEN or branding your products GREEN, what qualified a building as GREEN are the factors stated above, the council should be able to award LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as it is been done in the US

  5. Ade September 26, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Do you know where those rather skinny trees come from and whether there is any environmental impact on the country by introducing them across our cities?

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