“A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die is not fit to live.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
There is a rise of online content creation in the country. From lifestyle to sports, to creative writing. Anyone who believes they can write is using online platforms to showcase their work.
But, when one dedicates their time to write about nature, it can be tasking. In most cases, it is not as rewarding as other niche blogs that do not speak of the natural world. Most people would rather read entertainment news and blogs. Fewer people choose well-researched topics regardless of the niche. So, why bother with nature blogging?
Nature blogs make a difference no matter how small. Raising awareness is crucial for environmental content creators. Most endeavour to inform the wider public of worrying trends in the environment. Others choose to showcase the beauty of the natural world. This is the hope of generating discussions. Depending on their content, they will also highlight practical conservation efforts.
Nature writing requires skill and knowledge in the environment. It requires sharing one’s opinion and experiences on the online community. The impact and outreach are not always guaranteed.
In line with this, below are nature writers who integrate words and nature. [Right click on the Blog Name or image for a redirect.]
Sustainable development is a topic of discussion from governments to the corporate world. Constant’s blog focuses on planning issues facing African Cities. It also has an aspect of sustainable transportation, urban resilience and new urbanism.
The Nairobi metropolitan is growing at a fast rate. The blog will provide knowledge on how we can and should put in place urban planning.
Ayub is well versed and a knowledgeable Kenyan. His blog focuses on Kenyan environmental issues. When the plastic bag ban took effect on August 28th, 2017 he highlighted issues that may arise. From the alternatives to plastic bags and later on why Kenya supports the plastic bag ban.
The blog is a wonderful platform for education and awareness on the environment. Other topics include sustainable development and laws that govern the environment in Kenya.
The blog presents a different perspective on conservation and Africa. It provides an insight into the beauty of the African landscaped and wildlife roam freely.
Unelker tells Africa’s untold stories as she highlights experiences from her point of view.
Valentine is an environmental scientist passionate about communicating science to the masses. Learn about urban design, general planning, climate change, sustainability and conservation. She has a wide knowledge of the above subject matters.
The blog focuses on her experiences related to the environment and sustainable development. The blog also shares immense knowledge on the environment.
Follow Wangechi’s experiences and views on the environment and solutions to environmental issues.
The blog seeks to encourage people to consistently practice an environmentally friendly approach. This will eventually lead to environmental consciousness. The blog also seeks to stimulate conversation on environmental issues and offer solutions.
Paul seeks to intensify environmental sustainability. Environmental communication to the masses is his niche as seen on the blog. The blog also trains women on the importance of conservation.
His knowledge and experiences are clearly highlighted on his blog. You will definitely learn something insightful and maybe stir change within you.
The scientific research world rarely gets to see the light of day. This is in particular to what happens. Nyawira’s blog has focused on her experiences in the field. She shares her in-depth knowledge in an insightful way we can all understand. Follow her journey, travels, poems and research expeditions.
The blog is a green space for Claire. It focuses on her experiences. It also combines her knowledge and ideas on everything pertaining the environment.
Topics range from climate change to sustainable development. The youth are also encouraged to take part in environmental conservation.
The blog offers a different perspective on the environment and why we should wholly conserve the environment. This is not by advocating for the growing of trees but also environmental education as a whole.
Conservation is not only for the bodies governed to protect the environment. Conservation starts with every individual.
The site’s mission is to inspire people to own their environment. Why we should bin our waste properly and have this waste recycled. They believe that people and nature can live together in harmony. They also focus on recycling and why it is important to be mindful of what we through away.
Having a clean environment is a human right and we are all responsible for our own trash. The website will highlight why this is important and how we can work together to achieve this.
The wisdom of Living gears towards broadening our perspective of life. It offers keen perceptions from people to life, love, our environment and even career. Hannah’s blog on the environment focuses on her experiences in the field as well as her travel diaries.
It’s not enough to only share few experiences in the field. Wambugu’s pieces contain insights on our environment and what is happening as per his experiences, journeys and insights.
We all have different ways of expressing ourselves. Abraham does it with images and words. Follow his journey through Kenya’s beautiful landscapes. It is an insightful blog full of information about places you have been or want to go especially the raw field encounters.
Kelvin’s blog strives to eliminate the threats such pollution, illegal hunting, human-wildlife conflicts, poaching, invasive species and climate change while empowering and educating communities. With agribusiness been at the centre of the success of any economy, the blog offers solutions and examples of agribusiness one can partake in especially in an urban set up.
Winnie’s blog focuses on conservation education and awareness which is vital if we need to conserve the environment. Local communities have been co-existing with our wildlife but not well informed about them despite being the best shot for the success of the nature survival. The blog also shares Winnie’s travel experiences.
17. Wanjiru Kung’u (Falsafa)
Falsafa is all about moving the conversation on the issues that will affect Kenya in the next 50 years. Their topics revolve around crucial areas of technology, the environment, politics and their influence towards Sustainable Development.
The blog name is self explanatory. Environment and Culture highlights places you should go with a cultural touch filled with fun stories.
Enviro Wild is an environment and adventure blog that shares thoughts and experiences by Caroline Kibii. Caroline is an Environment Scientist fascinated by nature and adventures. She would like to bring you on board as she share her views about environmental issues as well as her travel adventures.
Do you know other blogs in Kenya that highlight environmental issues? Be willing to share them in the comment section and also submit them for the awards.
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