Every year, 22nd April is observed as Earth Day across the globe, as individuals and organisations undertake various activities that raise awareness about critical issues facing the Earth.
The theme of this year’s observance is “Restore Our Earth” and its focus is on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
It is evident that Global warming, pollution and deforestation are some of the major problems posing a threat to nature.
In the wake of this reality, Don Bosco Tech Africa through its Green TVET pillar, with support from Don Bosco Mondo, has been upfront championing climate solutions through mitigation, adaptation, and encouraging individual action for the common good.
Through this project, members of the ‘Green Clubs’ at the Don Bosco TVET Centres in Sub-Saharan Africa have been undertaking reforestation as a way of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, also provide vital habitat for animals and ecological services for humans, such as purifying the air we breathe and regulating the temperatures.
Our technical schools, through the Green Clubs have also been frequently undertaking clean-ups to reduce waste and plastic pollution, improve habitats, prevent harm to wildlife and humans and even lead to larger environmental action.
Restoration of the Earth is everyone’s responsibility; we all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival. Thus, a healthy planet is not an option – it is a necessity!