Green Bunk is Book Bunk’s mitigation response to the effects of Climate Change. Through this programmatic strand, we seek to deliver a series of interventions for the communal benefit of library users and Nairobi residents at large. This programme sits within our larger goal to convert these crucial public spaces into inclusive ones that nurture the pursuit of knowledge.
Environmental conservation in Kenya is still for the most part viewed as the preserve of activists and conservationists. This programme will attempt to address this dichotomy through eco-education programmes and initiatives including waste reduction hacks, resource conservation and recycling tips to demonstrate how practicing sustainability can lead to reduced household expenditure. A key part of this programme is the installation & maintenance of community gardens in each of the library spaces and, through partnerships, the broad utilisation of these spaces to pilot practices that users can implement in their homesteads as well as generate income from.