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[Ambassador report] THEMATIC REPORT: Youth and the Environment

by Okoth Okoth | 13-09-2019 18:54 Comments 17 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



The link between nature connection and health is becoming increasingly important given the ever rising cases of certain mental and physical health issues and the fact that millions of young people die yearly of non-communicable diseases like severe acute respiratory syndrome due to environmental pollution.

Youth are at the forefront of realizing the importance of a greener, safer and healthier environment. It is beyond recognition that the youth have stood up and are now at the forefront in recognizing the relationship between the environment and humanity.

It is a worrying trend that over 1.5 million children under the age of 5 years die each year due to avoidable environmental hazards. Worried about the future of humanity and their planet, youth are creating environment clubs, environmental campaigns and using environmental rights to demand more actions to address climate changes worldwide.

The youth have realized the consequences of environmental degradation and they also know that the world needs them to act now. They have created rapport and are already creating environmental awareness initiatives in various nations.

There are a number of ways in which youth have been engaging in advocating for their environmental rights, environmental protection and coming up with various activities and programmes directed towards protecting the environment and finding remedy to the already worsened situations. Below are some of the initiatives carried out in my university community so far:

Tree Planting Exercises

Since its inception, Maseno University Red Cross Chapter has been in the forefront of organizing and participating in tree planting exercises. Led by the current chairperson Mr. Carilus Gowa and his team, the chapter planted more than 1000 trees on Friday 6th September 2019. This has been a routine practice and the chapter aims towards planting more than 10000 trees before the end of this year.
The chapter is known for its immense environmental awareness campaigns and always lead the community in creating a greener and cleaner environment. “Our mission is to leave no knot untied, we are environment defenders and activists and we shall pass this mantle of environmental protection to our future generation,” says Mr. Gowa. 

Community Clean-Up Exercises

Maseno University Red Cross Chapter organizes community clean-up exercises twice a year. They majorly target community markets, university premises and nearest public school compounds. This has been a routine exercise and they often dedicate particular dates for this activity in their chapter Calendar. 

It is important to note and support the effective programs of Maseno University Red Cross Chapter in order to benefit the vast society. The society is already benefitting from the youth innate capacity for innovative thinking and collaborative action towards environment protection.
Tree Planting exercise by Chapter's team Tree Planting Exercise on 6th September, 2019

17 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Okoth

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Youth and the Environment

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-10-2019 21:49

Jaewon Chang

  • Jaewon Chang says :
    Good efforts to help the environment! I hope youth are motivated from acts like these.
    Posted 23-09-2019 12:56

Preeti Karki

  • Preeti Karki says :
    Dear okoth,
    So happy to see these efforts :)

    Posted 20-09-2019 20:33

sagar koirala

  • sagar koirala says :
    Hello Okoth,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    You have written very awesome report . It is very nice to see your university students being involved in such environment friendly campaigns .Keep inspiring youngsters and doing such awesome works .

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 19-09-2019 21:01

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Okoth! Nice you meet you!
    You are right. It's time youth make their voices to preserve the environment.
    It's a really sad thing that young children are dying because of avoidable reasons.
    Collective actions of youths to local societies is a start of the well-saved environment.
    Thanks for the great report!
    Posted 18-09-2019 12:17

Rock Lee

  • Rock Lee says :
    Dear Okoth,

    Amazing activities your university is working on! I'm very impressed, and hope your university can promote so more peoples can join! Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Rocky
    Posted 17-09-2019 20:11

Okoth Okoth

  • Okoth Okoth says :
    Thank you environment champions, we should always grow green for our generation.

    Posted 17-09-2019 00:19

Fayaz Muhammad

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello okoth
    Very inspiring report
    Thank you so much
    Keep up with great work.
    Green cheers
    Yours
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 16-09-2019 01:03

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

  • DAVID CHAPOLOKO says :
    Great work Okoth. So inspiring work there
    Posted 15-09-2019 15:14

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Okoth Okoth!
    You are right: it is the youth who are now responsible for the future, for the state of our planet. It was interesting to know what specific steps you are taking to preserve and improve the ecology of the planet.
    Thank you for your report!
    Posted 14-09-2019 16:47

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Okoth,
    Greeting from Nepal
    Climate change, now a most burning and alarming issue. Your initiation to raise awareness to people about its consequences is really appreciating.
    Keep writing on.
    Looking forward to read your next article.
    Green Cheers,

    Regard,
    Sandhya
    Posted 14-09-2019 14:06

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    THANK YOU FOR YOURS GREAT ARTICLE.
    KEEP WRITING AND SHINING

    Posted 14-09-2019 01:56

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Commendation needs to be given to this massive and good initiative that has been put in place to help tackle climate change, thanks for sharing.

    Green cheers!!
    Posted 13-09-2019 23:31

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thanks for a great article !

    Posted 13-09-2019 23:16

Israel Adeoye

  • Israel Adeoye says :
    Hi Okoth Okoth,

    As you have written, It is now very important that the public be aware of the great influence of environmental on our health.
    The youth have been really working towards ensuring a proper environmental management and it is interesting to know those areas you have listed.

    Thanks for the information.
    Posted 13-09-2019 23:16

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Dear Okoth,
    hello, this is your mentor Lisa!

    Thanks for a great article you've got here!
    I really liked how you started by raising people's awareness of the seriousness of the climate issue.
    The fact that the youths are left to face the detrimental effects of the climate hazard really caught my eyes!
    Also, I agree strongly with you in the sense that we are acting to speak for our environmental rights.
    I really really enjoyed reading every bit of your article and also nice pictures you got here!
    Looking forward to your next story!

    Your Lisa

    Posted 13-09-2019 20:57

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