Youth Green Kenya!  #YGreenKenya

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Our Dream

The National Youth Council has a dream, a dream inspired by our freedom fighters who went to the forests that provided the requisite shelter and hideout as they fought for our independence.
The forests are disappearing
It is in the same spirit of Kenya’s freedom fighters we are saying it is our turn the Youth to go to the forests and open fields to protect ecosystems, build defenses and resilient systems for climate action. The Key supporters in this initiative are the Youth dubbed Youth Environmental Fighters.

The Challenge

Climate change affects every corner of our planet – from the poles to the tropics, the mountains and to the oceans. It is a reality that climate is already changing and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects. The need to work together to protect and restore ecosystems, build defenses, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives has never been so dire!

Despite high-tech development, humans are powerless to respond quickly to new challenges and diseases brought on by the power of nature. We must therefore work with nature!

The Intervention

The National Youth Council in collaboration with UNDP Kenya, the Kenya Forests Service and other stakeholders are joining hands to plant over 10 million trees by 10th December 2021 across Kenya.

Ahead of Kenya Independence Day 12th December 2021, we are rallying support from the private sector, NGOs, Developmental Organizations, Governmental Organizations and any other stakeholders to join hands with us as we fight for our forests as the freedom fighters went out to fight for the independence of our country.

Recently, some of Kenya’s Freedom Fighters came to support the Youth Environmental Fighter that saw us plant over 50 thousand trees.

If the Freedom Fighters still have the fight in them to continue protecting Kenya, what about us? #YGreenKenya?

Can Kenya Do it?

We strongly believe that there is no action too small. Our goal is to plant over 10 million trees by December 10th 2021. Great things happen when we come together and Kenyans are always willing and happy to support projects and issues that are dear to their hearts or affect them in one way or the other.

When we think of the devastating drought of 2011 which left more than 3.5 million Kenyans and 500,000 refugees in Northern Kenya exposed to starvation and even death, with over 385,000 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition, Kenyans joined hands in a massive fundraising initiative led by the Safaricom Foundation which saw over Kshs 677 Million cash being raised via Mpesa paybill 111111 and close to KShs 300 million in kind to help address the famine situation in the north of the country.

It is because of such record breaking milestones that we believe nothing is impossible and when we come together planting 10 million trees by December 10th is a dream that becomes a reality.

FAST TRACK 2021 – 10 YEARS LATER – DROUGHT IS LOOMING AGAIN, THE EARTH GLOBAL SURFACE TEMPERATUER HAS INCREASED. ALMOST EVERYTHING IS DYING OUT AND WE CANNOT HIDE AWAY ANYMORE

TIME TO GO OUT TO THE FORESTS AND OPEN FIELDS AND PLANT TREES

The Impact

Planting millions of trees across the country is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis.

As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day.  

SUPPORT US

Planting 10 million trees by 10th December 2021 is possible, but we cannot do this alone. We are calling upon your support to make this dream a reality.

As we are all caretakers of planet Earth, join in the fight for climate change action. With us coming together we have the ability to make great change in turning the tide of the climate crisis

Support us trees,seedlings,transport or funds to the YGreenKenya Initiative by NYC and UNDP.