The varsity’s Environmental Club, led by Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Kenneth Kamero, this past weekend was joined by other universities in a tree planting event at the Michuki forest, along Nairobi River. The event saw several environmental clubs from various universities, among them: Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Moi University, Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.
The initiative comes against the backdrop of the World Environment Day that will be celebrated every 5th of June to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues.
The enthusiastic young environmentalists in their hundreds, headed by the current King of Environment from Zetech, Brian Ian and Queen of Environment Lillian Mugo from Moi University, planted trees along the water way in a bid to improve the city’s environment.
The students then proceeded to the National Museums of Kenya where the contestants for this year’s upcoming Mr and Miss Zetech University beauty pageant showcased their spectacular moves amid cheers from the crowd, before proceeding for a talk on environmental protection by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Official in Charge of Environmental Education and Training, Brian Waswa.
“Environmental protection is our obligation and I am very pleased that university students are playing their role in saving our nature, by taking part in tree planting; I commend you for that.” Said Brian, who was very pleased by the work well done.
All the participants established that it was a day well spent with the King of Environment, Brian Ian, promising that more students will be involved in conservation of Kenya’s environment.
“I urge you to continue in this spirit of preserving the environment and I assure you that I shall lead from the front, in ensuring the youth do their part.” He added.
It was indeed a great moment for the varsity as it affirmed its commitment to community participation and environmental preservation, as the institution is focused on ensuring students understand the value of giving back and enriching their community through such initiatives.