Dawn Project plants trees to com­bat cli­mate change

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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.

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