World Environment Day Celebrations 2017
On 5th June WWF-Kenya joined the world in celebrating the World Environment Day. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the significance of a healthy environment and to rally for sustainable action to protect nature and Earth.
The national celebrations were held at Egerton University, Njoro Campus in Nakuru County. This year’s theme was ‘Connecting People to Nature’ and the slogan was ‘I‘m with Nature.’ Location of the event also brought good memory of WWF’s first active conservation work of the black rhino 50 years agoIn the Mara basin, WWF-Kenya participated in the clean up exercise of Suswa–Sekenani tourism corridor neighbouring the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The nine days event was aimed at creating awareness on solid waste management.
The exercise also aimed to inform citizenry on the importance of clean environment for human and wildlife. In Nairobi, WWF-Kenya staff, UNEP staff, Ambassadors, Student leaders from the Kenya Inter-University Environment Student Association (KIUESA) and Conservation Stakeholders were hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya Sara Hradecky at her official residence in Gigiri. The cocktail event was held to allow participants reflect on this year’s World Environment Day theme of ‘Connecting People to Nature,’’ as they shared in an informal set up solutions on how to care for our environment alongside a photo exhibition of WWF-Kenya work.