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BENIN

Contonou
To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Arbre De Vie organization held a cross-country bicycle race in a small village with the farmers, women and children. The motto of the event was: “One World, Together for Our Environment”.

For more information, please contact:
Faton G.Honoré G.Honoré
Arbre De Vie
081 BP 7142 Cotonou
Benin
Tel: +229 0022921009882
E-mail: info@arbre_de_vie.org,
            ongadv@yahoo.fr
Website: www.arbre.de.vie.org

CAMEROON

Buea
To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Cameroon Radio and Television Corporation (CRTV) aired a live environmental musical presentation on the morning of the 5th of June 2008 on the programme HELLO.

For more information, please contact:
Bunyui John Njabi
G. B. H. S. Muea
P.O. Box 268 Buea
Cameroon
Tel: +237 77530262
E-mail: bnjabi@yahoo.com

Kumbo
To commemorate World Environment Day 2008 the Kumbo Development and Orientation Centre introduced the Green Award to be given to pupils and students who actively participate in environmental activities in the district. This year, seven laureates will receive the prizes.

For more information, please contact:
Wirndzerem Emmamuel Verdzeka
Kumbo Development and Orientation Center
P O Box 42 Kumbo
Cameroon
Tel: +237 7621772
E-mail: info@kudoc.org
Website: www.kuduc.org

Yaoundé
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Commonwealth Student Union had tree planting in the campus of the university of Yaounde II-soa, an excursion to the Mvog-betsi zoological garden and a conference on the day’s theme.

For more information, please contact:
Sitan Djibril Dinven
Commonwealth Student Union
C/o the University of Yaoundé II, soa. Bp 18. soa.
Cameroun
Tel: +237 77 63 72 40
Email: comsusec@yahoo.co.uk

Yaoundé
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Centre of Trandisciplinary Studies in Aquaculture, Environment and for Development Support and IPONI college held the following activities at IPONI:


  • A debate/conference on climate change issues
        and expectations of youth;
  • Screening by 500 students/pupils of AI Gore Film on Climate change;
  • Screening by 500 students of CIPCRE film on waste management;
  • Material distribution;
  • Tree Planting.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ngouana Kengne or Cyrille Valence
    Centre of Transdisciplinary Studies in Aquaculture
    Environment and for Development Support
    P. O. Box 30346 Yaoundé
    Tel: +237 22 31 35 27
    E-mail: cta_aed@yahoo.fr

    Yaoundé
    The commonwealth student union celebrated World Environment Day 2008 by holding the following activities:

  • A conference under the theme Environmental impact, a great
        challenge to leadership;
  • Tree planting activities which were carried out in most of the
        COMSU branches;
  • In the evening COMSU National bureau held a court
        moot, where man will be in court with environment and to stand
        as witnesses for environmental destruction by man;
  • They also had songs on environment, play backs, short story
        competition and fundraising to construct a sitting arena in the
        Campus of Yaoundé II.

    For more information, please contact:
    Njuh Louis Ndang
    The Commonwealth Student Union (COMSU)
    University of Yaoundé II SOA
    Cameroun
    Tel: +237 75760299
    E-mail: malborough1@yahoo.com

    Yaoundé
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Commonwealth Student Union organized a seminar on youths and conflict resolution with environment being the main focus.

    For more information, please contact:
    Njuh Louis Ndang
    Commonwealth Student Union
    Cameroon
    Tel: +237 75760299
    E-mail: malborough1@yahoo.com

    DEMOCTRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    Kinshasa
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, De Beers held activities which included a presentation on the environmental vision
    and strategies and an environmental best practice quiz with rewards for the employees.

     

     

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Ilunga Georges
    De Beers
    22b,boulevard du 30
    Juin/commune de la Gombe, Kinshasa
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Tel: +243817152884
    E-mail: Georges.Ilunga@debeersgroup.com,
                georges_ilu@yahoo.fr

    Kinshasa
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Action pour le Développement de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche avec Protection Environnementale de Likende (ADAPEL) held a non farming with burn day, no farmer was to burn his or her field that day. Later, they had a comminatory management workshop on forests and at the end of the day, every participant got an Acacia tree to plant at home.

    For more information, please contact:
    Amede Daki
    Action pour le Développement de l'Agriculture et de la
    Pêche avec Protection Environnementale de Likende (ADAPEL)
    35,Kisombe Street Limete Kingabwa Kinshasa
    DRC
    Tel: +243 15141452
    Fax: 14259551456
    E-mail: likende_org@hotmail.com

    EGYPT

    Alexandria
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Wadi Environmental Science Centre (WESC), British Council Egypt and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina raised awareness about all the negative environmental habits that have become highly embedded within the Egyptian society and proposed some simple solutions for better, more environmental and healthier communities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Caroline Nassif
    Wadi Environmental Science Centre
    British Council Egypt - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    10 El Management and Mahager Street, Cairo
    Egypt
    E-mail: caroline@wesc.org
    Website: wedegypt.wordpress.com

    Cairo
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Nuclear Materials Authority facilitated the following activities:

  • Safe burning of rice hay in addition to industrial application of rice
        hay in mineral processing;
  • Innovative production of phosphate fertilizer nearly free from
        uranium and heavy metals that have great negative impacts
        on the environment.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Abram Bishay
    Nuclear Materials Authority
    P O Box  530 El-Maadi Kattamyia Road Cairo
    Egypt
    Tel: +20 24601060
    Fax: +20 27585832
    E-mail: abram_bishay2002@yaoo.com

    Safaga
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Jaz Hotels & Resorts  organized Household Waste Collection ( Cleaning campaign  with a competition between all departments to clean specific areas in and out of the resort (public streets). During the celebrations, they held the following activities:


  • Arranged a Celebration of Trees (Gathering the Guest and plant
        15 trees for 5 regular families and create a
        community garden.
  • conducted Public Beaches clean up by divers and staff
  • Painted an educational world environment day mural
        on a wooden board by all children and their families
  • Wrote a pledge of hope for the topic of the World
        Environment Day in 2008 .
  • Had a special animation show describing the event
        and distributing the awards for the different winners
        during the day competitions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Jaz Hotels & Resorts
    Jaz – Iberotel – Sol Y Mar  
    Solymar Paradise Beach Resort
    Safaga Tourism Center, Safaga, Red Sea,
    Egypt
    Phone : +2 065 326 0017 / 25   
    Fax: +2 065 326 0016
    Email: sherif.lashin@solymarparadise.com,
               gm@solymarparadise.com
    Website: www.jaz.travel

    ETHIOPIA

    Addis Ababa
    Through Intermon Oxfam, the World Environment Day celebration was marked by lectures on environment, drama/poems concerning climate change, awards to successful environmental school clubs, tree planting, distribution of pamphlets, t-shirts and caps, banner displays, band music and photo displays of environmental activities for SEDA, OSHO and RCWDA.

     

     

    For more information please contact:
    Samuel Shimelis
    Intermon Oxfam, SEDA, OSHO, RCWDA
    Addis Ababa and Zway Addis Ababa
    Ethiopia
    Tel: +251 911135693
    Email: sshimelis@intermonoxfam.org
    Website: www.intermonoxfam.org

    GHANA

    Accra
    On the occasion of World Environment day 2008, Exquisite Expressions Ghana Limited is held an Inter School Quiz Competition on the Environment with the theme  "Keeping Ghana's Environment Clean for Generations".

    For more information, please contact:
    Frank Kwesi Vardon
    Exquisite Expressions Ghana Limited
    P.O. Box MP 2006
    Mamprobi-Accra, Greater Accra Region
    Ghana
    Tel: +233 244684841
    Fax: +233 21300188
    E-mail: exquisitexpressions@gmail.com

    Accra
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Rural Initiatives for Youth Action in Sustainable Development organized an environmental seminar (a day of fun and learning) for youth and children with drama performances, environmental rap show, pick and act show, poetry recitals and speeches.

    For more information, please contact:
    Alex Opoku Amankwah
    Rural Initiatives for Youth Action in Sustainable Development
    P.O Box 1853 Accra
    Ghana
    Tel: +233-21-301791 / 0249485717
    E-mail: alexopokuamankwah@yahoo.com

    Accra
    In commemoration of World Environment Day 2008, IESOG packaged a series of interesting and educative programmes that included:

  • A tree planting exercise in the Upper East Region;
  • An Inter-schools (sectoral) quiz competition;
  • A one day educational trip to Aburi gardens;
  • To climax all these, IESOG held a three-day seminar in
        Accra on the topic: Promoting Low Carbon Economy, The Role
        of the Research Institutes, The Government and the Society;
  • A website for IESOG was also be launched on 5 June 2008.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Abraham Lincoln Owusu
    Integrated Ecological Society of Ghana (IESOG)
    P.O. Box an 280, Accra new town
    Ghana
    Tel: +233 20 8828240
    E-mail: preslincoln2002@yahoo.com

    Assin Fosu
    Lost Talent Foundation Ghana participated in a tree planting activity on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Peter Antwi
    Lost Talent Foundation Ghana
    P. O. Box 156 Assin Fosu
    Ghana
    Tel: +233 277 579118
    Fax: +233 21 234747
    E-mail: antwipeter@yahoo.com
    Website: www.losttalentghana.org

    Winneba
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Centre for School Community Science and Technology Studies (SACOST) held a series of quiz competitions for Junior High School students based on this years theme. The climax of the quiz was on 5 June 2008. This was a follow up to last years celebration in which they interacted with students from the same level and also held two radio discussion programmes on Radio Peace and Radio Windy Bay all in Winneba where they are located.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Emmanuel Kutorglo
    Centre for School and Community Science
    and Technology Studies (SACOST)
    University of Education, Winneba
    Box 20 Winneba - Central Region
    Ghana
    Tel: +233 432 22268
    E-mail: sacost@uew.edu.gh, ekutorglo@yahoo.com

    GUINEA

    Bissau
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, AGUBEFA planted 1,000 trees in and around Bissau.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sa Antonio
    AGUBEFA
    Bairro internacional #14 Bissau
    Guinea
    Tel: +245 6603976
    Fax: +245 201465
    E-mail: agubefa@gmail.com

    KENYA

    Eldoret
    In collaboration with secondary school environmental clubs in the area, Onyx Geo-resources Technical carried out community and institutional training in Eldoret estates on the need to sustain the environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Moses Chege G
    Onyx Geo-resources Technical
    P. O.  Box 5610-30100 Eldoret
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 710383909
    E-mail:moschege@yahoo.com

    Homa Bay
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Homa Hills Community Development Organization engaged the surrounding communities, schools, and environmental conservation groups in  planting over 50,000 trees on the hill top which has been seriously encroached.

    For more information, please contact:
    Joseph Amoke
    Homa Hills Community Development Organization
    P.O Box 760 Homa Bay
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 720489608
    E-mail: joe_amoke@yahoo.com

    Kericho
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Unilever Tea Kenya Limited had a tree planting event. They invited external stakeholders (leaders, the community) to plant trees with them as they educated each other on the importance of environmental conservation.

    For more information, please contact:
    Edna Koge
    Unilever Tea Kenya Limited
    Box 20, Kericho
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 724 388878
    Fax: +254 52 30347
    E-mail: Edna.koge@unilever.com

    Kisumu
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, Clean Up Kisumu Group mobilized community groups and its partners to take part in clean up activities in selected locations within the city slums. There were build-up activities that included awareness raising and tree planting. The exercise was done in partnership with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) district office and Municipal Council of Kisumu.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    James Oduor
    Clean up Kisumu Group
    Box 2348 Kisumu
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 724 538973
    E-mail: jaymoduor@yahoo.com

    Magadi
    Magadi Junior School scouts and their leaders planted trees within their school compound to celebrate World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Stanley Bariwot
    Magadi Junior School
    P. O. Box 1 - 00205 Magadi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 20 6999282
    Fax: +254 20 6999358
    E-mail: sbariwot@magadisoda.co.ke 
    Website: www.magadisoda.co.ke

    Mombasa
    Wild Waters Kenya invited 100 children from nearby schools and gave them each, a tree sampling from the District Forest Department and a gift bag. A MOU was signed between the school teachers and the organization encouraging children to take care and nurture the tree for the next three months after which Wild Waters will give a special discount card to its Family Entertainment Park as an incentive.

    For more information, please contact:
    Vipul Patel
    Wild Waters Kenya
    P O Box. 82630, Next to Mamba Village Nyali Mombasa
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 725888501
    Fax: +254 (0) 41 470409
    E-mail: gm@wildwaterskenya.com
    Website: www.wildwaterskenya.com

    Nairobi
    The Good Fella Youth Group had a stand to cater for youth and children at Athi river in Eastern province. They  explained to school children the theme of the day and its meaning. They also distributed brochures and magazines on environmental  issues.

    For more information, please contact:
    Paul Mutuku Masyuko
    Good Fella Youth Group
    Box 1361 Kangundo Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 0723102710
    E-mail: gdfellayouth@gmail.com


    Nairobi
    Thousands of students in the connecting classrooms across in Africa and the United Kingdom participated in tree planting activities to celebrate World Environment Day. The countries involved included: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. In attendance was the Tanzanian Minister for Education. Tree planting activities, environmental awareness seminars and other activities will be continued through out the year in an effort to promote sustainable environmental management practices through young people.

    For more information, please contact:
    Connecting Classrooms Schools Partnerships Project
    British Council
    P.O. Box 40751 00100 Nairobi
    Kenya
    E-mail: Elizabeth.Githinji@britishcouncil.or.ke
    Website: www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-classrooms

    Nairobi
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, The Environment for Us The Youths group carried out a survey on the usage and disposal of packaging plastic bags from selected hypermarkets in Nairobi. They also raised awareness on sustainable disposal methods and minimum usage of packaging materials from the markets.

    For more information, please contact:
    Evans Nangulu
    The Environment for Us The Youths
    1053-00100 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 720 530 687
    E-mail: the-environment-for-all-team@googlegroups.com,
                nangulu.evans@gmail.com

    Nairobi
    In support of World Environment Day, Peponi School has over the past months implemented programmes aimed particularly on protecting the environment. Some of the programs are:

  • Paper and Plastics Recycling - Last year they started
        recycling paper from classrooms (waste paper from lessons)
        and so far they have collected over 400kg of paper – all of
        which has been recycled.
  • Environmental Clubs - they have plans to introduce
        ‘environmentally-themed’ activities sessions for both
        juniors and seniors to keep the topic ‘bubbling’ along.
  • Correspondence via e-mail - As everyone has an e-mail
        address they intend to send all World Environment Day
  • Information letters via e-mail to save on paper usage.

    This year the school will celebrate World Environment Day on Friday 13 June. Click Here to see the day's planned activities
  • For more information, please contact:
    Deputy Headmaster,
    Peter Toner MA PGCE
    Peponi House Preparatory School
    P. O. Box 23203, Lower Kabete
    Nairobi 00604
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 20 4184998, 4180583,
          0734 881255, 0722 202947
    Fax: +254 20 4180159
    E-mail: deputyheadmaster@peponihouseschool.co.ke
    website: www.peponihouseschool.co.ke

    Nairobi
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)
    held a cleanup exercise at Huruma Sports ground. They also plan to hold the following activities:

  • Football match-Nairobi province Councilors Vs MYSA Staff;
  • Performances aimed at raising environmental awareness;
  • Speeches from area Member of Parliament, Councilor,
        Nairobi Mayor, Attendance by representatives from the Nairobi
        City Council, NEMA, MYSA Staff, UNEP and a community leader.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Jagero Joseph
    Environment and Outreach Program Manager
    Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)
    Nairobi, Kenya
    E-mail: jjrabuogi@yahoo.no

    Nairobi
    In preparation for World Environment Day 2008, the Youth Wildlife and Environmental Movement held an environmental conservation week from 12-16 April. They carried out the following activities:

  • Plant over 30,000 trees;
  • Tagged already existing trees;
  • Erect many waste disposal bins around the campus.

    On 5 June they visited a school as part of their school outreach programmes for this semester. The activities involved participation of students from Egerton University-Njoro Campus.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nyongesa F.W. Bildad
    Youth Wildlife and Environmental Movement (YWEM)
    P.O. Box 7933
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Tel: +254 724-443391
    E-mail: bilfrank2005@yahoo.com

    Nairobi
    The Environmental Club - BSS marked World Environment Day 2008 by planting trees and general cleaning of the environment. They also had lectures on how to conserve the environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Martin Keli Suku
    EnvironmentalL Club – BSS
    P.O. Box 18563 00100 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 722113496
    E-mail: kisaingundanu@yahoo.ca

    Nairobi
    The Intervarsity Environmental Network brought together high school students for an open forum to discuss the theme of this year’s World Environmental Day: C02 Kick the Habit. The forum then wrote an open letter to the Government of Kenya requesting it to take action towards the adoption of renewable energy options.

    For more information, please contact:
    Grace Mwaura
    Intervarsity Environmental Network
    P.O Box 1364 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 725901420
    E-mail: ivenetwork@gmail.com

    Nairobi
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Niaje? Youth action network launched the Taka Ni Fashion Awards that were an end product of an event aiming to provide its contestants with the chance to design and create costumes out of recycled (inorganic and organic) materials.

    For more information, please contact:
    Malcolm Ouma
    Niaje? Youth Action Network
    PO Box 67106 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 020 230 6868
    E-mail: oumahawi@gmail.com
    Website: www.themaineventcompany.com

    Nairobi
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Kayole Njiru Youth Group held an environment talk with different youth groups, and later on cleaned the environment and planted trees at Njiru, Mwengenye area.

    For more information, please contact:
    Adelaide Luvandale
    Kayole Njiru Youth Group
    Box 35056-00200 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 20 0725287778
    E-mail: dianadaal@yahoo.com

    Nairobi
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, The Kikwetu Association focused on empowering rural folks and schools with the skills to plant trees and sustainably take care of their environment. Through linking this people with the right practitioners in the environment sector they will supply seedlings and other requirements for the events. They will also focus on empowering communities artistically by having creative performances during the event and showcase the effects of neglecting the environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Meteikini Melita
    Kikwetu Association
    66599 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 20 0722468502
    E-mail: hmeteikini@yahoo.com
    Website: www.kiwetu-festaval.org

    Nairobi
    Zindua Afrika planned many activities to sensitize communities on the dangers of using rivers for agricultural and other domestic purposes due to their state of pollution. They achieved this through educative theatre, clean ups and a tree planting activity along the Ngong River stretch through Kayole, Soweto, Embakasi and Mukuru slums. They are also going to educate people on the dangers of burning plastics.

    For more information, please contact:
    Okweya Jared Oloo
    Zindua Afrika Programs
    55908-00200 Nairobi
    Kenya
    Tel: +254 726028150, +254 721222525
    E-mail: zindua_afrika@yahoo.com

    LIBERIA

    Monrovia
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Liberia Environmental Watch organized a series of events starting 30 May - 5 June.  Activities included experts’ presentation on various topics related to the environment and an academic environmental contest between high school and university students on issues of national and global environmental problems.

    For more information, please contact:
    Morris Koffa
    Liberia Environmental Watch
    4207 Plummers Promise
    Dr. Suite 100 Bowie MD 20720
    Liberia
    Tel: +231 240-417-2545
    Fax: +231 301-464-1664
    E-mail: koffamkoffa@aol.com
    Website: www.liberiaenvironmentalwatch.org

    Monrovia
    The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia undertook the following activities to celebrate World Environment Day 2008:


  • Series Radio and television talk shows;
  • Jamboree for high schools;
  • Environmental quizzing competition;
  • Football and kickball games among high schools;
  • Sites visitation;
  • Massive public awareness;
  • An official indoor programme at BWI, Kakata, Margibi County.

    For more information, please contact:
    Nathaniel Blama
    Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA)
    4th Street Sinkor Monrovia
    Liberia
    Tel: +231 6518635
    E-mail: natpolo2000@yahoo.com

    MOROCCO

    Ifrane
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Centre de l'environnement, Aui Ceird held an Interactive Lecture on the impact of carbon dioxide on climate change and calculated the carbon footprint of participants, as well as an open visit of the community to the integrated project: Ecovillage of the CEIRD (solar/wind systems, bio-organic agriculture, wetland and biodiversity, cedar and oak trees forest conservation areas). There was also a Peace tree planting in the CEIRD.

    For more information, please contact:
    Raissouni Bachir
    Centre de l'environnement, Aui Ceird
    Aui Ceird B.P 1884 Ifrane
    Morocco
    Tel: +212 35862330
    Fax: +212 35862300
    E-mail: B.Raissouni@aui.ma
    Website: www.aui.ma/ceird/

    Marrakech
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Aziz Moummou planted trees in schools of Chichaoua.

    For more information, please contact:
    Aziz Moummou
    Douar Iziki.Arst haj rahal N59 Marrakech
    Tel: +212 71924309
    E-mail: zambie4ever@gmail.com

    MAURITIUS

    Ebene
    The Ebene State Secondary school environment club marked the World Environment Day with 100 of its members distributing plants that were placed around the school classrooms and corridors accompanied with presentations to sensitize the school community about the effects of carbon emissions and on simple methods to reduce daily CO2 emissions.

    For more information please contact:
    Jayshen Dagah
    Ebene State Secondary School (Boys)
    Ebene Rose-hill
    Mauritius
    Tel: +230 7661782
    Fax: +230 4666990
    Email: jdagah@mail.gov.mu

    NAMIBIA

    Windhoek
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, First World Business Consultants will launched the Green Bay Magazine Project: A free issue monthly community educational 52 page full color print publication. Green Bay Magazine is an environmental media dedicated to exploring and giving voice to the green revolution that will define the sustainability of Walvis Bay beyond the 21st Century.

    For more information, please contact:
    Brian Gamanya
    First World Business Consultants
    9 Pullman Street, Windhoek
    Namibia
    Tel: +264 0 813565325
    Fax: +264 0 61 307 172
    E-mail: fwbcnam@gmail.com

    NIGERIA

    Akokwa
    Popular Age Youth Foundation made clean their environment by picking out all the sachets of water in the street and campaigning against improper disposal of waste.

    For more information, please contact:
    Emmanuel Ugokwe
    Popular Age Youth Foundation
    Central Cong P.O Box 6 Akokwa
    Tel: 234-8067714449
    E-mail: brightmitchele@yahoo.com

    Akwa Ibom
    The Urukuso Youth Environmental Front embarked on the following events to mark World Environment Day 2008:

  • Tree planting;
  • Lectures;
  • Road show;
  • Giving-out handbills;
  • Public awareness.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Ubong Essien
    Urukuso Youth Environmental Front
    11 Sanni Ogun Rd Ikot Ekpene
    Akwa Ibom State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8036702846
    E-mail: keresifon66@yahoo.com

    Abia State
    Gender and Environmental Development Foundation (GEDEF) facilitated a strategy-development workshop on community participation and local initiatives for environmental protection with special emphasis on the World Environment Day theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Obiora Obasi
    Gender and Environmental Development Foundation (GEDEF)
    101 Jubilee Aba, Abia State
    Nigeria
    Tel: 234-806-3270616
    E-mail: gedfoundationn@yahoo.com

    Abia State
    To commemorate World Environment Day 2008, the Green Citizens Club, Abia State University initiated a project to compost organic waste in the campus instead of setting them on fire as is the practice. They organized source separation of campus wastes, using clippings from hedges and rooting them instead of drying or burning. They also planted trees.

     

     

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Patrick Ogwo
    Green Citizens Club
    Abia State University
    Tel: +234 08036777161
    E-mail: pfaikon78@yahoo.com

    Abuja
    Imolehin, Nigerian-born architect and well -known environment activist and commentator hosted the first edition of the EARTH CARNIVAL & AWARDS between 4 and 5 June 2008. The two-day event, designed to take place annually, is conceived to achieve sustainable environmental awareness, compliance and excellence in Africa's most populous country.  Events lined up included talk and walk for nature, dance, drama, comedy and music by top acts, art and earth exhibition. A very special and unique beauty pageant tagged 'FACE OF EARTH" was also part of the two-day extravaganza. Volunteers, sponsors and contributions were welcome.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tunde Imolehin
    Earthwatch Foundation (EF), Nigeria
    Block A4, Flat 3, 3rd Street, Zone 2
    Games Village, Abuja
    Nigeria
    Tel:+234 290 9158/ 9 481 7341/ 80 232 40 232
    Fax:+234 290 9158/ 9 481 7341/ 80 232 40 232
    E-mail: sheltertoday@yahoo.com
                tundeimolehin@yahoo.co.uk

    Abuja
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Youth Aid Organization for Africa is planned a 3-day sensitization and advocacy programme in 5 secondary schools to intensify their campaign on a safer environment.

    For more information, please contact:
    Aanu' Rotimi
    Youth Aid Organisation For Africa
    Plot 983, Ahmadu Bello Way, Opposite Legislative
    Quarters, Apo, Garki District, F.C.T – Abuja
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8036133722
    E-mail: aanurot@yahoo.com

    Akure
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment through the Department of Planning Research and Statistics organized a citywide road show and a talk shop for the residents of Akure metropolis

    For more information, please contact:
    Adeduro Emoruwa
    Ondo State Government
    Ministry of Lands,Housing and Environment
    Dept of Planning Research and Statistics
    Oyemekun Road, Akure
    Nigeria
    E-mail: atofowomo2002@yahoo.com

    Akwa Ibom
    Glee Networks International facilitated a workshop programme on how to Kick the Habit towards a low carbon economy on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Isaac James
    Glee Networks International
    18 Eket Oron Road Eket - Akwa Ibom State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8037637854/ 8052212114
    E-mail: gleenets@yahoo.com
    Website: www.gleenets.com

    Akwa Ibom
    The Humanity and Environment Projects in collaboration with other lovers of a safe environment in Akwa Ibom State is held a five-day activity that consummated on 5 June 2008 to commemorate this year's World Environment Day. The line up of activities was as follows:

  • Sunday 1 June: Commemoration church service tagged
       "Leaving our environment in God's hands";
  • Monday 2 June: Courtesy calls on media houses and dignitaries;
  • Tuesday 3 June: Street Rally;
  • Wednesday 4 June: Inspection of dangerous environment sites;
  • Thursday 5 June: Seminar and awards.

    For more information, please contact:
    James
    Humanity and Environment Projects
    205 Aka Road Uyo
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-806-333-9148
    E-mail: haeprojects@yahoo.com

    Akwa Ibom
    To mark World Environment Day 2008. Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources had the following events:

  • Sunday service on 1 June 2008;
  • Essay competition for Secondary and tertiary institutions;
  • Quiz competition on the theme for secondary schools;
  • Radio and Television documentary / discussion;
  • Street rally / carnival;
  • Public Lecture;
  • Clean up campaign of Uyo metropolis;
  • Tree planting campaign;
  • Exhibition on Environmental friendly activities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Joseph Asuquo
    Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Environment
    and Mineral Resources
    1st floor, Blk 3, Phase 2, State Secretariat Complexs Uyo
    Nigeria
    Tel: +2348023288936
    E-mail: joemilesenior@yahoo.com

    Bayelsa State
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Environmental Support Agency organized the following events that ran over a five-day period:

  • Campaign rallies round the capital;
  • Planting of trees along major roads;
  • Cleaning of streets and major roads;
  • A lecture by the commissioner of environment
        followed by visits to oil companies operating in the area;
  • Concluding of the program with a lecture by an environmentalist
        who is a professor at Niger Delta University.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ebredeni Ayibatari
    Environmental Support Agency
    Road 6,Flat4, Blk 2,Ekeki Housing Estate Yenegoa
    Bayelsa State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 7033373204/ 8072135460
    E-mail: ebredenino@yahoo.com

    Calabar
    Environmental Protection and Development Initiative Incorporated marked the day in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State through information and public communication. They shall also helped interested celebrants to register their activities on the World Environment Day 2008 website.

    For more information, please contact:
    Daniel Edoho
    Environmental Protection and Development Initiative (EPDI) Incorporated
    9b Mayne Avenue Calabar
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8068514826
    E-mail: epdi02@yahoo.com

    Cross River State
    Green Friends held a march round the school premises in green colored t-shirts, a group discussion about the importance of this year’s World Environment Day theme and screening of an environmental film.

    For more information, please contact:
    David Imeh
    Green Friends
    University of Calabar, Cross River State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-8034346722
    E-mail: daveedpeaarl@yahoo.com

    Ebonyi State
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, the Neighborhood Environment Watch held an environment march with some participants on bicycles to draw attention to non carbon pollution they also held a seminar presentation.

     

    For more information, please contact:
    Okezie Kelly jasper
    Neighbourhood Environment Watch (new)
    15 ogoja road abakaliki, ebonyi state
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 0 8063360120/8059026760
    E-mail: newebonyi@yahoo.com,
                kellyjaspers@yahoo.com

    Enugu State
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, the UNION 2015 is working towards achieving environmental sustainability, and securing the natural environment in the rural areas, an effort towards achieving UN MDG , by 2015.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tony Mbani
    UNION 2015
    No 13 Lower Mbanefo Street Enugu State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 80 30981431
    E-mail: tonelchuks@yahoo.co.ok

    Gusau
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Environmental Protection and Development Organization (EPADO), held a three-day advocacy visit from 1 to 3 June 2008 to the State Ministry for Health, Environment and Solid Minerals, Water Resources, Agriculture, as well as TV & radio stations in the state. Later on 5 June they rallied round the city with about 40 to 50 participants with placards to convey message on environment safety.  On 7 June, they ended the celebration by holding a sensitization workshop on the topic: Environmental hazards, sources, effect, prevention & control. They involved around 70 participants.

    For more information, please contact:
    Engr. Shuaib Musa
    Enviromental Protection and Development Organisation (EPADO)
    P.O. Box 285 Gusau, Zamfara State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 0869775006/ 0867568072/ 0867675493
    E-mail: epado4earth@yahoo.com

    Ibadan
    The Environmental Health Student Association, University of Ibadan celebrated World Environment Day 2008 by planting trees, displaying posters and placards and t-shirts with the CO2 kick the habit logo. They also campaigned against the emissions of CO2 through primary and secondary school students.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anthony Ukhun
    Environmental Health Student Association
    University of Ibadan
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8062176849
    E-mail: ehsa_ui_ng@yahoo.com
    Website: www.comui.edu.ng

    Ibadan
    The Youth Environment Scouts of Anglican Grammar School presented a play that aimed at sensitizing the community on the effects of bad carbon habit on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. The club was also involved in a debate session on the topic “modernization has done more harm than good”.

    For more information, please contact:
    Olukoya Emmanuel
    Anglican Grammar School
    Off UCH Ibadan
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 08054801061
    E-mail: iolukoya@yahoo.com

    Imo State
    Society for the Protection of Nature and Environment introduced its new voluntary organization, environmentalist without boundary, during the World Environment Day celebrations. The major objective of this organization will be to raise environmental awareness and education, especially among the country's youths.

    For more information, please contact:
    Felix Nwaishi
    Society for the Protection of Nature and Environment
    #4 Ajuruchi Cresent Amakaohia Owerri, Imo State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8037957459
    E-mail: pakkynsyn@yahoo.com

    Kaduna South
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Kaduna polytechnic community cleaned up their dirty housing estate environments currently inhabited by more than 300 senior staff of the institution. They also persuaded residents to stop leaf and other biodegradable material burning to minimize smoke emissions.

    For more information, please contact:
    David Gabako
    Kaduna Polytechnic
    Dept. of Mineral Resources Engineering Kaduna
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 08033111869
    E-mail: dkgabako@yahoo.com

    Kaduna South
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Developmental Association for Renewable Energies held debates between secondary schools in Kaduna on environmental issues they then planted trees at winning schools.

    For more information, please contact:
    Habiba Ali
    Developmental Association for Renewable Energies
    97/98 Kachia Road Kakuri, Kaduna South
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8033110130
    E-mail: eyiomo23@hotmail.com
    Website: www.dareworld.org

    Kano State
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Africa Desertification Control Initiative carried out radio, television campaigns and enlightenment programmes to create awareness on the need to stop indiscriminate cutting of trees and encourage planting of more as well as encourage the use of alternative sources of energy. They also launched a tree-planting campaign and distributed tree seedlings free of charge.

    For more information, please contact:
    Umar Danladi Dahiru
    Africa Desertification Control Initiative
    No 110, Court Road, Gyadi Gyadi Kano State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8053305562/ 8023040102
    E-mail: africadci@yahoo.com

    Lagos
    As part of their contributions to World Environment Day 2008, TELL Communications Limited the publishers of TELL Magazine published a special supplement to commemorate the event and give it the exposure that it deserves.

    For more information, please contact:
    Akinyele Tonade
    Tell Communications Limited
    Plot 26, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja Lagos
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-8023004400/ 8052689447
    E-mail: tonadep@yahoo.com

    Lagos
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the Digital Communication Konsult Limited raised awareness on how environmental pollution hinders development in a country.

    For more information, please contact:
    James Jacob-Egbuaba
    Digital Communication Konsult Limited
    32 Baale St Igbo Efon Lekki Lagos
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-8034715439
    Fax: +234-1-2622879
    E-mail: digitalcommunicationkonsult@hotmail.com

    Lagos
    To celebrate the World Environment Day 2008, Olokun Festival Foundation organized a clean-up exercises in selected locations in the Lagos Metropolis; tree planting exercises and public enlightenment campaigns were also held. The event was attended by the State government and it’s Ministry of Environment.  

    For more information, please contact:
    Alexander Adesina
    Olokun Festival Foundation
    55, Shipeolu Street, Palmgrove, Lagos,
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8053308842/ 8033002661
    E-mail: oduanimi@yahoo.com

    Lagos
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, The Global Youth Coalition on Climate Change (Gyc3) Nigeria held a National Youth Conference on Climate Change. The conference was a must attend for all youth in the following fields: Environmental affairs, Sustainability, Climate change, Social and environmental management, Renewable Corporate citizenship.

    For more information, please contact:
    Adewole Taiwo Adegboyega
    Global Youth Coalition on Climate Change (GYC3) Nigeria
    Close 12 House 10 Satellite Town Lagos State
    Nigeria
    E-mail: climatechangenigeria@yahoo.com

    Lagos
    The Nigerian Conservation Foundation celebrated World Environment Day 2008 with a series of activities, which will included:

  • The annual Flora and Fauna Fancy Dress Parade;
  • Pass it on -this is an awareness campaign;
  • Photo contest - a photography competition on this years theme.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Anuoluwapo Akinola
    Nigerian Conservation Foundation
    Km 19 Lagos -Epe Expressway ,Lekki Lagos
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 1 8923717
    Fax: +234 1 2642497
    E-mail: info@ncfnigeria.org
                ncf@hyperia.com
    Website: www.ncfnigeria.org

    Lagos
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Lekki Geographic Junior Club facilitated a climate change debate by school children, which was followed by an environmental awards ceremony.

    For more information, please contact:
    Olayinka Oluwakuse
    Lekki Geographic Junior Club
    2, Wole Olatunji Street,Lekki Phase 1 Lagos
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 0803 9202873
    Fax: +234 8039293873
    E-mail: juniorlekkigeo@yahoo.com

    New Bussa
    The Federal College of Wildlife Management, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria had a seminar and tree planting activities to celebrate World Environment Day 2008.

    For more information, please contact:
    Tajudeen Amusa
    Federal College of Wildlife Management
    Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
    P.M.B. 268, New Bussa
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-80-51750289
    E-mail: teejayui@yahoo.com

    Onitsha
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, the Ever Green Habitat Organization plans held a campaign with the slogan “Plant a Tree - Balance the Ecosystem”.

    For more information, please contact:
    Christian A. Anaekwe
    Evergreen Habitat Organization
    82 Upper Iweka Road Onitsha
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8035855848
    E-mail: evergreenhabitatorg@gmail.com
    Website: www.evergreenhabitat.org

    Osun
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the National Youth Service Corp held an awareness campaign via the media – live television programme, newsletter; Inter-school activities, tree-planting project they also collected signatures to support the events of this day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Chukwuemeka Ulor
    National Youth Service Corp
    c/o Editorial Board, NYSC State Secretariat
    Ikirun Road Osogbo,Osun state
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8038798834
    E-mail: emyrunz@yahoo.com

    Plateau State
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Nature’s Pride held an Athletics competition to create awareness among secondary schools within Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. In between events, they shall have presentations on conservation issues, indiscriminate waste disposal, ecosystem degradation and future socio-economic problems.

    For more information, please contact:
    Hope Usieta
    Nature's Pride
    13 Zaria Crescent, Jos
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-80-37104247
    E-mail: usieta2002@yahoo.com

    Port Harcourt
    In commemoration of World Environment Day 2008, The Port Harcourt Link Club carried out an awareness campaign on waste segregation, recycling and management through a street rally in the City of Port Harcourt.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rowland Ogundu
    The Port Harcourt Link Club
    Plot 15b, Opposite Close C, 3rd Avenue
    FHE. Rumueme Port Harcourt
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8033197240
    E-mail: rowlandogundu@yahoo.com

    Port Harcourt
    iCandy Productions in conjunction with GE-Factor Star Search joined committed institutions, organizations and individuals around the world in their effort to enhance public awareness of the need to protect and preserve the delicate balance that sustains our natural environment on the occasion of World Environment Day 2008. Their contribution to this effort was in literary form, music composition and a dance competition. The objective was to entertain and educate their audience on environmental concepts.

    For more information, please contact:
    Oghenemeru Onogharemor
    iCandy Productions
    268A Aba Road, Rumuomasi Port Harcourt
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8035852299
    E-mail: info@theearthmydaughter.com
    Website: www.theearthmydaughter.com

    Port Harcourt
    The National Union of Tenants of Nigeria used the occasion of the World Environment Day 2008 to bring together the Non Governmental Organizations in Rivers State to an interactive forum to discuss the day’s theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Caesar Enwefah
    National Union of Tenants of Nigeria
    No. 25B Abonnema Wharf Road Diobu, Port Harcourt
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 8035088614

    Port Harcourt
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Niger Delta Environmental Initiative partnered with Total Nigeria to organize a school outreach program for 10 schools in the Niger delta. It was a weeklong activity that culminated on 5 June and was marked by a final debate on kick the habit! Towards a low carbon economy.

    For more information, please contact:
    Anthony Azuka
    Níger Delta Environmental Initiative
    Close 3, Block 5, Elekahia Housing Estate Port Harcourt
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234 80 36694388
    E-mail: ndei_dev@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: www.nigerdeltaevi.com

    Rivers State
    Earth skin conservation Foundation had an Environmental Parliament on carbon dioxide Co2 reduction through clean development mechanism on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Philip Ndu Echeya
    Earth Skin Conservation Foundation.
    # 9 Omoku Road, Ahoada Rivers State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-08033407740
    E-mail: earthskin4info@yahoo.com

    River State
    In commemoration World Environment Day 2008, The Niger Delta Standard Newspaper held the Second Niger Delta Standard Arts and Photograph Competition/Exhibition for secondary school students, professional and armature artists and photographers.

    For more information, please contact:
    Thomas Osadolor
    Niger Delta Standard Newspaper
    Address city: 95 East West Road
    Rumuodara Port Harcourt, Rivers State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234  803 3538 908
    E-mail: meltingice@nigerdeltastandard.com
    Website: www.nigerdeltastandard.com

    Rivers State
    Save Earth Nigeria (SEN) in collaboration with various stakeholders will organized the following activities for World Environment Day 2008:

  • Awareness campaign on CO2 Kick the Habit;
  • Picture collection of the Rainforest and
        Mangrove Forest of the Niger Delta area;
  • Debate on environmental issues of the Niger Delta;
  • Facilitate the establishment of Environmental Health
        Club in selected schools;
  • Join UNEP Carbon Neutral Network;
  • Plant 1,000 trees along coastal areas of River Niger;
  • Organize Environmental Education (EE) programme
        in selected schools in the Niger Delta area.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Patrick Chiekwe
    Save Earth Nigeria (SEN)
    20 Joinkrama (Ogwa) St, P.O.Box 2149,Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
    Nigeria
    Tel: +234-8056577801, +23484-799026
    E-mail: senigus@yahoo.com
    Website: www.senigus.interconnection.org

    Warri
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Rural Associate Development Organization held a public lecture based on this year’s theme Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy  and also held a public rally to this effect.

    For more information, please contact:
    Charles Okonma
    Rural Associate Development Organisation
    No 1 Okonma Drive Off Ovie Palace Road
    Effurun Warri Effurun-Warri
    Nigeria
    E-mail: rado@radoafrica.org
    Website: www.rafoafrica.org

    SENEGAL

    Fatick
    Xaritoo partnership held a clean up activity, forums, poems and exhibitions at the school to mark World Environment Day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mame Bousso Seye
    Xaritoo Partnership
    Fatick
    Senegal
    Tel: +221 777968084
    E-mail: mamesidia@hotmail.com

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Cape Town
    A World Environment Day banner was included on the website for the Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2). This is one of the most visible bird-related websites in the region at present, delivering close on 1000 page views per day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Les Underhill
    Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town
    ADU, Dept of Zoology
    University of Cape Town
    Rondebosch, Cape Town
    South Africa
    Tel: + 27 21 650 3223
    Fax: + 27 21 650 3434
    E-mail: les.underhill@uct.ac.za
    Website: http://sabap2.adu.org.za

    Limpopo
    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, The Univen Student Volunteers organised debates and speeches between local primary schools and high schools there were poetry sessions for all age groups.

    For more information, please contact:
    Walter Musiiwa Raphala
    Univen Student Volunteers
    Univen Student Volunteers(Sra),University Of Venda,
    Private Bag X5050, Limpopo, Thohoyandou Thohoyandou
    South Africa
    Tel: +27 0762490470
    Fax: +27 0159628739
    Email: raphalaw@webmail.co.za

    New Germany
    South Africa will be celebrating June as Environment Month as part of the World Environment Day commemorated each year on 5 June.
     
    The World Environment Month in SA aims to achieve the objectives of increasing the level of public awareness regarding climate change in particular.  This is also a challenge to communities and businesses to reduce their carbon footprints.
     
    The proposed theme for South Africa is "All Hands on Deck - For a Low Carbon Economy"
     
    Sustainability United will be undertaking the following activities in various schools and communities during the month of June 2008.

  • Talks on climate change;
  • Carbon footprint workshops;
  • Screening of the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, "The 11th Hour".
  •  
    For more information, please contact:
    Troy Govender
    Chair
    Sustainability United
    P. O. Box 66, New Germany, 3620
    South Africa
    Tel. +27 31 262-7637/ 832656627
    Fax. +27 086 698 5953
    E-mail: Troy.Govender@eskom.co.za or
                sustainabilityunited@yahoo.com

    Pretoria
    World Environment Day was marked by the Department of Geography at the University of South Africa through several presentations on environmental issues and a Children’s Map Competition themed “Many Nations, One World” with the aim of promoting children’s creative representation of the world and making them more aware of the environment around them.

    For more information please contact:
    Rudi Pretorius
    Dept of Geography, University of South Africa
    PO Box 392, UNISA 0003 Pretoria
    South Africa
    Tel: +27 12 429 6527
    Fax: +27 12 429 6013
    Email: pretorw@unisa.ac.za
    Website: www.unisa.ac.za

    Rustenburg
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality held their sixth environmental awareness week that focused on energy efficiency. They also held a road show to all their five local municipalities including schools and villages. An exhibition was set up in their local mall where they exhibited an example of a low energy consumption home.

    For more information, please contact:
    Vuokko Laurila
    Bojanala Platinum District Municipality
    P.O. Box 6321 Rustenburg
    South Africa
    Tel: +27 0 14 594 2332
    Fax: +27 0 14 592 3949
    E-mail: vuokko@mweb.co.za
    Website: www.bojanala.org.za
                   www.lahti-bojanala.net 

    TANZANIA

    Dar es Salaam
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Media Works International held the following activities:

  • Exhibition of still and video photos;
  • Workshop for media editors;
  • Bicycle race for women old people and children as a
        way to encourage people to use bicycles instead of
        motor vehicles whenever possible.

    For more information, please contact:
    Madanga Shaaban Madanga
    Media Works International
    Plot 379 Block G-Ubungo Dar es Salaam
    Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 2460943
    Fax: +255 22 2460943
    E-mail: msmadanga@gmail.com

    Dar es Salaam
    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, Media Works International held a photo exhibition,both still and video.

    For more information, please contact:
    Madanga Shaaban Madanga
    Media Works International
    Plot 379 Block G-Ubungo Dar es Salaam
    Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 2460943
    Fax: +255 22 2460943
    E-mail: msmadanga@gmail.com

    Dar es Salaam
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Joint Environment and Development Action (JEMA) carried out a clean up event and a workshop on 4 and 5 June 2008 respectively.

    For more information, please contact:
    Philimon Daniel
    Joint Environment and Development Action (JEMA)
    Po Box 2329 Dar es Salaam
    Tanzania
    Tel: +255 0 713827145
    E-mail: jemaduce@yahoo.co.uk  or  philimondan@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: www.africanconservation.com/jema

    Iringa
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, the Friends of Ruaha Society brought together the entire community to participate in a drawing competition, singing, and dancing among other activities.

    For more information, please contact:
    Magreth Fadhili
    Friends of Ruaha Society
    P.O.BOX 692,Iringa
    Tanzania
    Tel: +255 0713 264843/ 0717 062923
    E-mail: friendsofruaha@gmail.com
    Website: www.friendsofruaha.org

    UGANDA

    Kampala
    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, Goal Joseph Initiative had a community awareness, and community service (clean up and tree planting) activity. Students from St. Michael high school among other young people will carried out the exercise.

    For more information, please contact:
    Goal Joseph Akongo
    Goal Joseph Initiative
    4452 Kampala
    Uganda
    Tel: +256 773 03 79 73
    E-mail: info@goaljoseph.net
    Website: www.goaljoseph.net

    Kampala
    On World Environment Day 2008, the Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility kicked off a tree-planting project. They intend to plant over 1,000 trees in the division of Kawempe in Kampala.

    For more information, please contact:
    Bakiika Robert
    Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility
    P.O.Box 3430 Kampala
    Uganda
    Tel: +256-782-643315
    E-mail: bwaise.facility@gmail.com

    ZAMBIA

    Lusaka
    The United Nations Youth Association of Zambia partnered with Standard Chartered Bank of Zambia and planted over 1000 trees around the country on the occasion of World Environment Day. The trees were planted in nine provincial centers, schools and institutions of higher learning.

    For more information, please contact:
    Lucky Musonda
    United Nations Youth Association of Zambia
    P.O Box 32905, Lusaka Zambia Lusaka
    Zambia 
    Tel: +260 97 774 8223/ 211 228487
    Fax: +260 211 222958
    E-mail: yuna.greensection@zambia.co.zm , lmusonda@gmail.com

    Lusaka
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources held a general commemoration with a range of activities involving different stakeholders particularly communities and students from learning institutions.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ephraim Mwepya Shitima
    Ministry Of Tourism, Environment and
    Natural Resources
    Box 34011, Kwacha House, Cairo Road,
    10101, Lusaka
    Zambia
    Tel: +260-21-1-229417
    Fax: +260-21-1-222189
    E-mail: emwepya@yahoo.co.uk

    ZANZIBAR

    Tunguu
    The Zanzibar University Volunteers for Environment Society held a tree planting ceremony, an environmental exhibition, a seminar on the theme of World Environment Day and an essay competition to mark the day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Fatma Muiruri
    Zanzibar University Volunteers for Environment Society
    2440 Tunguu
    Zanzibar
    Tel: +254 725206822/ +255 786199226
    Email: zuvesotz@yahoo.com

    ZIMBABWE

    Harare
    Arundel Environment Club celebrated World Environment Day, starting on Monday 2 June 2008. Activities included:

  • A debate on an issue of climate change;
  • A special chapel service;
  • A green ribbon day;
  • An interactive talk.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Melody Mundawarara
    Arundel School
    P O Box M P 91, Mt Pleasant Harare
    Zimbabwe
    Tel: 263-(0)941138
    E-mail: melodym@arundel.ac.zw