Every year on June 5th, people around the globe come together to celebrate World Environment Day. This significant day, established by the United Nations in 1974, is dedicated to raising awareness about pressing environmental issues and encouraging actions to protect our planet.

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience’. AbibiNsroma Foundation is emphasizing the need to restore degraded ecosystems and combat climate change.

Ecosystems are the foundation of life on Earth. They provide essential services such as clean air, water, food, and raw materials. However, human activities like deforestation, pollution, and urbanization have severely damaged many ecosystems.

Restoring these ecosystems is crucial for maintaining biodiversity, ensuring food security, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

How you can make a difference

  1. Plant Trees: Trees play a vital role in absorbing carbon dioxide and providing oxygen. Participating in tree-planting initiatives can help restore forests and improve air quality.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Minimizing waste by adopting the three R’s can significantly reduce pollution and conserve natural resources. Opt for reusable products, recycle materials, and reduce your overall consumption.

    Conserve Water: Water is a precious resource. Simple actions like fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, and using water-efficient appliances can help conserve water and protect aquatic ecosystems.

      Support Sustainable Practices: Choose products that are sustainably sourced and produced. Supporting businesses that prioritize environmental sustainability can drive positive change in the market.

        Educate and Advocate: Spread awareness about environmental issues and advocate for policies that protect the environment. Educating others and participating in community initiatives can amplify the impact of your efforts.

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          Global Efforts and Success Stories

          Around the world, various initiatives and projects are making significant strides in ecosystem restoration. For example, the Great Green Wall initiative in Africa aims to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land by 2030, creating jobs and improving food security in the region.

          Similarly, the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) is a global effort to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.

          This year, AbibiNsroma Foundation in partnership with Tema General Hospital and the Horticulture Department of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly will undertake the ‘Healing Garden Project’ at Tema General Hospital.

          The healing garden project activities will include the planting and growing of some fruit bearing seedlings and beautiful landscaping. This is intended to create a serene environment for patients, visitors and healthcare providers.

          Protecting our planet is a collective responsibility. By taking small yet meaningful actions, we can contribute to the restoration of ecosystems and ensure a healthier garden of life. Let your actions count.

          AbibiNsroma Foundation

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