Nandi Women Representative Cynthia Muge-Rotich Leads Tree Planting Exercise at university of Eastern Africa, Baraton


By Timothy Osoro

UEAB Media

Nandi Women Representative Cynthia Muge-Rotich initiated a tree planting exercise at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton on 7th March 2024. The occasion pointed to raise awareness around the critical role trees play in mitigating climate change and protecting the environment.

Hon. Cynthia Muge-Rotich, a passionate advocate for environmental conservation, addressed the gathering at the university, emphasizing the require collective action to address the squeezing challenges postured by climate change. “Our environment is facing unprecedented threats, and it is our collective obligation to take significant actions to defend our planet for future generations,” she expressed amid her address.

The tree planting exercise witnessed eager interest from staff members, students and Baraton community at large who effectively locked in within the hands-on activity of planting different tree species. The occasion not as it were served as a viable demonstration of environmental stewardship but also cultivated a sense of community engagement within the fight against climate change.

The significance of such activities which is well stated by a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which emphasized the critical need for worldwide action to limit the rise in global temperatures. The report, citing extensive scientific research, laid out the devastating consequences of unchecked climate change, including extreme climate occasions, rising sea levels, and disruptions to ecosystems.

The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, has been a proactive member in environmental conservation endeavors, with different maintainability ventures and programs integrated into its educational programs. This tree planting exercise aligns with the university’s commitment to instilling a sense of natural duty among its students and contributing to a sustainable future.

The occasion concluded with a renewed sense of commitment from the university community to proceed engaging in ecologically friendly practices and supporting for sustainable policies. The trees planted during the exercise serve as a living symbol of the collective duty shared by individuals, communities, and governments in tending to the global climate crisis.

As the world hooks with the escalating challenges of climate change, activities just like the tree planting exercise at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, stand as beacons of hope. Through collaborative efforts and a shared commitment to environmental stewardship, communities can contribute to a more beneficial and more sustainable planet for current and future generations.

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