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Category Archives: Green Blogging

Cool People Do Indeed Care

Cool People Do Indeed Care

One of mCool People Carey favourite recent discoveries online is Cool People Care. It’s a site aimed at younger people to motivate youth (and anyone for that matter) to get involved in positive projects to benefit different sections of both local and global communities.Continue Reading

World Cup Regression

In high school he told me that, when we were in primary school, I’d called him all sorts of racist names. I really thought he was joking. I couldn’t remember calling him names at all. But he insisted I had.Continue Reading

Travel Blogging Tips

I started a series about travel blogging that readers of G-lish might find helpful and informative. I’ve been blogging using Blogger at This is Ghana since late 2008 and on Wordpress here at G-lish since late 2009.Continue Reading

Young People Speak Out

Here’s a piece from our first post at YPWC where you can read round-ups from 6 youth-oriented bloggers around the world making great change in their communities. Continue Reading

World Travel Bloggers go Ballistic

Lonely Planet has selected the cream of the travel blogger crop to take part in their blogsherpa Beta program. All of the bloggers below syndicate their content live to theLonely Planet website so that you can view their articles by location as you research travel destinations. Continue Reading

Fair trade and ethical shopping news

Ethical Superstore offers access to all the major fair trade and green brands including Cafedirect, Traidcraft, People Tree, Green & Blacks, Divine, Ecover, Freeplay, EcoZone, Solio and many more. While this shows chocolate , it is like a warehouse for eco products! Continue Reading

eXtradordinary People, Perception, Attitude and Change

Over the almost two years since Godwin and I have entered a relationship we’ve experienced the blunt (or sharp, depending on your sensitivities) side of others’ perceptions regarding our relationship.

Upon meeting us many people automatically assume that he’s a “good for nothing” and must certainly be “uneducated”.Continue Reading

Great Blogs to check: Global Voices Online

I write a little for Global Voices Online on matters related to Ghana. What distinguishes this news and information source is that it’s written by ordinary people like me living on the ground, close to stories that they write about. Also, their focus is social media like blogs, facebook, twitter, and so on. GV hasContinue Reading

Ghanaian students & virtual media library

An interview I conducted in 2009 with the founder of, Jonathan Thurston, was published at Global Voices Online on Friday 26th of February. You can read the full article–Ghanaian Students Contribute to Virtual Media Library–by clicking the title and its link. Here is a short excerpt: “In July 2009 I had the privilege ofContinue Reading

Week in Review: Favourite things Feb 28

Here are some of my favourite links online this week. I love this blogger Blog called Sassytrash. I have a bit of a thing for used and old jewelry and mementos and this blog could do serious damage to my bank account if I spent much more time here. Chris Guillebeau, an excellent writer andContinue Reading

Remembering Kwame Nkrumah

We have a new site where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Remembering Kwame Nkrumah there. I recently did a round-up of blogs commemorating Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s 100th birthday at Global Voices. Reading the various blog posts, mostly by Ghanaians, was fascinating. I reallyContinue Reading

Blog of the Month at Expat-blog

We have a new site where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Blog of the Month at Expat-blog there. A couple of months ago Expat Blog contacted me, asking to feature this blog as ‘Blog of The Month’ on their site. What a surprise.Continue Reading

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