THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY
The world environmental day was for everyone and everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized thousands of events from neighborhood clean-ups to action against wildlife crime, to planting trees. The world environmental day is the biggest annual event for positive Environmental action and takes place in June 5thf of every year. The theme of World Environment day 2017 was “Connecting People to Nature” and it implored everyone to get outdoors and into nature to appreciate its beauty and its importance and to take forward the call to protect the earth that we share.
This year’s theme invited participants, to think about how they are part of our nature and how intimately they depend on it. It challenged us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship. On June 5th, the nations of the world once again came together to mark the World environment Day. This time the theme sought to rally populations to come up with initiatives that intimately connect them with nature. In Kenya, the day was marked at Egerton University and Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members graced the occasion with other participants, who included the ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, National Environment and Management Authority (NEMA), Egerton University and other partners.
The day was marked with a lot of activities including an Environmental Conservation week with a lot of conservation activities taking place within the University, climaxing on 5th June, 2017. On this day there was an art competition dubbed “Connecting People with nature” through the eyes of the children, where the winners were awarded during the celebration. This competition involved students of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions.
A roadshow was organized through the streets of Njoro town and Kenyatta University Environmental Club members joined other participants in a procession to mark the day. Later a panel discussion was held at the University’s hall, where various topics derived from this year’s direction for the countries Environmental conservation, where the students also participated. The day ended with the student participating in a tree planting exercise, which took place at a designated field, where several seedlings were planted. Finally a vote of thanks was given and the students headed back to the University.
A roadshow was organized through the streets of Njoro town and Kenyatta University Environmental Club members joined other participants to mark the day.
Kenyatta University Environmental club Students Participated in the panel of discussion at Egerton Universities hall.
The day could not have ended any better than this. Kenyatta University Environmental club joined other participants in marking the world environmental day.
Dean school of environmental Studies
KUNEC Officials/ members
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:04