MARKING THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY 5TH JUNE 2021
The World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually worldwide on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. This year, Pakistan was chosen to host the day in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Every year, Environment Day is held by different countries around the world. The day boasts of a participation of 143 countries or more yearly. This year’s theme of World Environment Day was 'Reimagine. Recreate. Restore' and its focal point is ecosystem restoration. "Ecosystem restoration in simple terms means preventing, stopping and reversing the damage- to go from exploiting nature to healing it", according to the UN. To simplify the theme, Ecosystem restoration, takes several forms such as greening cities through cleaning the streets of garbage and unblocking water drainage channels, planting trees in virgin lands or reforestation of environmentally degraded lands , cleaning up polluted rivers and coasts of solid wastes, reversing gardens, changing diets like eating more vegetables or organic foods than red meats. For sure, we are the generation that can make lasting peace with nature and drastically reverse the effects of climate change.
In Kenya, World Environment Day celebration was held at Garissa University, Garissa County.The Chief guest was Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko, Garissa Governor, Ali Korane, Senator Abdulkadir Haji, Chief Administrative Secretaries, Ministry of Health Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Environment and Forestry CAS Mohammed Elmi, PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo, NEMA Chairman John Konchellah, Director General, Mamo B. Mamo and heads of other institutions and diplomats.
In Kenyatta University, the day was marked on 4th June, 2021 by the Kenyatta University scouts association who replaced trees seedlings which had dried up at the weather station outside the geography department and the University arboretum. The Kenyatta university UNESCO Club came had earlier organized a tree planting activity where around 100 tree seedlings were planted at the weather station and at the arboretum. Where around 300 assorted seedlings were planted (Fruit and igneous to mark the World Environmental Day (WED).
A photo showing DR. NAWIRI PATRON THE KU UNESCO CLUB planting a tree to mark the tree planting exercise on 4th June, 2021 Kenyatta University grounds
A members cheers after the planting of e tree to mark planting exercise to mark the world environment Day Kenyatta University grounds
A photo of the KU Scouts joins in the UNESCO CLUB in tree planting activity to mark the World Environmental Day at Kenyatta University grounds
Dean school of environmental Studies
Kenyatta University UNESCO CLUB, KU -SCOUTS