Tidy Nigeria ..creating a zero-waste Nigeria one community at a time.
Tidy Nigeria is our Community Advocacy Program (CAP) that helps local communities adapt well to the challenges and impacts of climate change affecting their health and immediate environment. This helps to create a healthier, cleaner, and improved environment where communities are rid of pollution.
“Tidy Nigeria” engages local communities to build resilience to the effect of climate change through our “Experiential Advocacy” brand. We achieve this through our quarterly community cleanup programs where we teach, train, and trade sustainability.
Community members are taught the effects of human activities on land pollution, air pollution, and water pollution, while also emphasizing how this leads to environmental degradation. They are shown the impacts of natural disasters and human inflicted disasters on economic, political, and environmental and trained to impact change in their communities through our Skills Acquisition Training Program.
This includes skills in Upcycling, Recycling, Gardening, Tailoring, Arts and Craft. Skills trained are peculiar to the communities we work with.
After each cleanup, we engage communities on how to convert their waste items into useful merchandise such as pet bottle seats/ottoman, spoontastic mirrors, upcycled planters, tyre ottomans, tyre settee, tyre tables, storage boxes, etc. Which are sold in a community bazaar, and sales are used to build recycling stations for sustainability purposes.
So far, we have conducted cleanup activities in over 50 communities across Nigeria, some of our major projects being the Lagos State Lagoon front Cleanup in Akoka Lagos Nigeria, and Beach cleanup at Magbon Alade in Lekki Lagos Nigeria.
To create a better society, we have to build a cleaner and safer environment where people and the planet can thrive.