Dawn Project plants trees to combat climate change
The Dawn Project, an advocacy and education initiative with focus on preservation of the environment, has flagged off a tree planting campaign in and around Lagos State.
The Project is also raising awareness on the dangers of emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere.
The programme which is set to donate trees to communities and individuals to ensure a widespread of the tree planting across the state, kicked off recently with Angela Emuwa, a collaborator of the Dawn Project overseeing the ceremonial planting of the first few trees within LUFASI Nature Park in Lagos. Everyone is to reach out to the Dawn on social media pages to arrange pickup of tree sapling from any part of Lagos.
Desmond Majekodunmi, managing director, LUFASI Nature Park and collaborator of The Dawn Project said that it was important that for Nigerians to take action to save the earth. “The coronavirus and other natural disasters that we have witnessed recently in different parts of the globe are warnings and signs that the earth is fighting back; the earth is not very forgiving,” he said.
Pamela Ajayi, collaborator, the Dawn Project said the organisation would host its first hybrid webinar on September 26, 2020, which is also the World Environmental Health Day.
Ajayi noted there was too little discussion and understanding about zero emissions in Nigeria, saying “we hope to use the webinar to raise a consciousness about environmental issues in Nigeria.”
According to her, “human activity, related to fossil fuel use in cars, factories, generators release greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen etc into the atmosphere. And the quantities released are getting so large and seriously damaging the environment, causing climate change and compromising the health of individuals on the planet.