THE GREEN CHAMPION MASHUJAA DAY IN GATHARAINI RIVER IN GITHURAI
The direct impact of desertification is reduced biodiversity. The reasons for this are many, as climatic changes, drought, or human activity such as overgrazing. Desertification is a major economic, social and environmental problem of concern to many countries in all regions of the world. The World Day to Combat Desertification has not done enough to take care of desertification and drought-related problems in Kenya and more needs to be done.
Since its’ inception in Kenya, stakeholders such as; community organizations, churches, businesses, schools and tertiary institutions have voluntarily taken it upon themselves to clean up public areas and other places where litter has been illegally dumped. Kenyatta University Environmental club Students chose to celebrate the Green champion Mashujaa Day at Gatharaini River This was a day-long exercise, which involved an awareness walk comprising several stakeholders from different segments of society including a large number of students, NGOs, officers, and officials of Environment Wing of the Ministry of Environment and natural resources. The day started with entertainment including songs, dance, and poems from several Schools in attendance and other participants
Their inter-nary of the day events was a Clean- up campaign near the river which is a community-based, environmental initiative that involved collecting plastic bags and bottles near the river. Since this was a community-based activity all the communities near the river were also involved in the cleanup exercise. A Cleanup campaign is a community-based, environmental initiative that inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.
It also included a session where the participants asked questions affecting f our generation, like can we find a sustainable alternative to oil? Can Scientists, inventors, and activists present stern warnings and visionary solutions for the energy of tomorrow ?. How we can find a solution to the plastic menace in our country which is choking the environment and our marine life? How can we move into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. Humans are builders and creators—but how can we build thoughtfully, without waste? These talks explore sustainable design—both past and present—and it's beautiful, inspiring what is nature? Follow the camera's eye to many stunning places on the planet. These are some of the questions asked by the participants with some participants trying to answer them.
KUNEC members arrive at Gatharaini River the Venue for the Mashujaa Day Green Champion celebrations
KUNEC members and other participants begin a cleanup exercise s at Gatharaini River the Venue for the Mashujaa Day Green Champion celebrations
KUNEC members hands-on in a cleanup exercise at Gatharaini River the Venue for the Mashujaa Day Green Champion celebrations
The day ended with a vote of thanks from the organizers and the students headed back to the University.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 07:21