As part of the fight against Climate Change, the Centre for Environmental Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA), in Partnership with Alliance for Environmental Intervention...
As part of the fight against Climate Change, the Centre for Environmental Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA), in Partnership with Alliance for Environmental Intervention (AfEI) have commenced a climate smart conservation project dubbed “One Child, One Tree” .
The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Forestry Commission of Ghana with the aim of inculcating tree planting habits in pupils and broaden their knowledge on the importance of nature for environmental sustainability .
The tree planting exercise envisaged to be implemented nationwide was successfully hosted by Haatso Community – a suburb of the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
Pupils from Papao Community Basic School and the Calvary Presbyterian Basic School took part in the tree planting exercise.
some of the tree species planted include Terminalia muntalis (Umbrella tree).
Awareness creation on importance of trees to man and the environment was held concurrently .
Speakers narrated that,trees sequester carbon dioxide ,serve as wind breaks,prevent erosion and control flood serve as ecology ,medicine properties ,while economic trees are used for various products needed in human life .
The pupils were advised to plant a tree if possible (an edible one or an ornamental).
The Alliance For Environmental Initiative (AfEI) , encouraged the pupils not to allow their status or ages be a hindrance to the part they can play in the fight against Climate Change. It was further stressed that their roles in this great adventure is vital, as they are great agents of change and also could have a bigger impact on adults alike.
Speaking at Papao Community Basic School, Twum, a facilitator from CERPA recounted his childhood experience of the Birim River which has now been heavily polluted by illegal miners “galamseyers” around the area.
He entreated the pupils to be good stewards of nature for a quality life on earth.
Article by ; Ocloo Mawuko -Alliance for Environment Intervention (AfEI)