The World environment Day 2017 (WED 2017) celebrated on the theme: connecting people to nature by rediscovering the value of nature- in the city and on land, from the poles to the equator. The theme did prompt us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance and to take forward the call to protect the earth we share.
For our part as an environmental organisation, Alliance for Environmental Intervention(AfEI), we sensitized school pupils of the Adawso R/C basic school on the theme for this year’s World Environment Day .The Pupils were urged to act as first degree stewards of the environment and take action in their respective homes to ensure we collectively build a favourable and more welcoming and serene environment.
After this all informative and interactive admonishment on the theme, we decided to take forward the call to protect the earth we share as suggested in the theme by engaging the pupils in planting 50 trees in and around the school, 20 bead plants; 20 acacia species; and 10 Ache apples were planted.
Our choice of this school for WED celebration was after we were called upon by the headmaster of the school to help establish some more trees in the school since the already existing ones were very old and posing threats, especially when there are storms, and for this reason they were bringing them down, which prompted the decision to replace them even ahead of time.
The school also seems to be having a challenge with erosion, for which reason we had to strategically position these plants in such ways that they could contribute to reducing the level of runoff on the school campus when they are fully grown.
It was very fulfilling at the end of the day when the staff and pupils of the school showed much appreciation for our time with them and also asked us to keep getting in touch to enlighten them constantly. But on the other side, we were challenged with funding to fence all these trees we planted since the cost for fencing a single plant was very high.
Source :Alliance For Environment Intervention (AfEI) .