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Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots groups celebrate World Environment Day 2024

Youth from TIA Roots & Shoots club in Mbeya conduct cleanup activities

World Environment Day 2024

The theme from UN Environment Programme for 2024 is Land restoration, desertification and drought resilience. Groups from around the globe celebrated the day with various activities.

Mali

The Roots & Shoots Karama school club took action to commemorate the day and participated in waste sorting, tree planting and tree maintenance. The group also had a discussion the theme of land restoration, desertification and drought resilience, and reflected on the current definition of nature as part of the #WeAreNature campaign. 

Democratic Republic of Congo

To commemorate World Environment Day, the Roots & Shoots Mwira club in Butembo worked on maintaining its garden by applying organic fertilizer to enrich and prepare the soil. 

Tanzania

In Dodoma Roots & Shoots members attended a summit for World Environment Day. There were exhibitions that were presented for a 3 day period, and the event was wrapped up by the Vice President, Dr. Philiph, who stated: “If we change our thinking about the environment, we will be able to deal with the problem of climate change.” The Vice President also launched a new National Blue economy policy at the event.

In Katavi, youth volunteers, together with the regional coordinator, met with Mbede secondary school youth. Dialogues were held with the students about they can work towards make our world a safe place for every living being, as well as about the topics of land restoration, desertification and drought resilience.

In Mbeya, youth from TIA College participated in a cleanup campaign to mark the day.

At Ngarenanyuki nursery youth hosted guests from Uwiro ward who visited the nursery to learn. The guests had the opportunity to learn about different types of trees and their benefits. They were gifted papayas harvested from the nursery, and committed to becoming ambassadors for the environment.

In Kigoma, a community hiking and training took place at the Miombo woodland project.