An Environmental and Global Climate Justice Organization, Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation has launched its Academy program in Liberia through the training of more than one hundred Climate Justice Ambassadors in Liberia to advocate for climate justice in Liberia by planting trees.
The launching of the Academy included a Climate Walk, training on climate change, and planting of more than one hundred and seventy-eight trees.
Making presentation during the training held at the Auditorium of the College of West Africa in Monrovia, Mr. A. Mohammed A. Foboi, Country Coordinator of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, said the program is meant to take practical actions against global warming and advocate for climate justice in Liberia by planting more trees.
According to Mr. Foboi, climate justice and environmental protection should be the sole responsibility of young students, because they have more to benefit from the planet.
The program brought together over 100 high school students from twelve schools in Monrovia, who have been tasked with the responsibility of establishing environmental and climate justice clubs in their various schools.
The Country Coordinator of the Plant-for-the-Planet urged the students to take practical actions against global warming, flooding, environmental degradation, deforestation by planting trees every week and advocate for climate justice in Liberia.
Foboi called on the Climate Justice Ambassadors to work with the Environmental Protection Agency and Forestry Development Agency to guide, monitor, and supervise the planting of trees in Liberia.
He noted that climate crisis is threatening the earth and called on young ambassadors to actions that alleviate such impending danger.
“Trees are the symbols for climate justice in Liberia, and humans should take practical actions by advocating for climate justice in Liberia, because we cannot live without trees,” Foboi added.
He mentioned that the planting of trees reduces global warming, because one tree provide oxygen for an entire family of four.
For his part, the Deputy Country Coordinator of the Foundation and President of the Liberia National Student Union, Mr. Varney Jarsey stressed the importance of climate protection and environmental preservation.
He mentioned that the planting of trees and environmental regulation helps to make life better and easier because according to him, it reduces the harm and difficulties that are associated with environmental pollution in Liberia.
He challenged the Climate Justice Ambassadors to get involved into the planting of several trees that are beneficial to environmental sustenance.
The Young Ambassadors vowed to engage into concerted efforts that will prevent the environment and climate from being degraded and eroded.
They pledged to embark upon constructive tree planting processes that will transform the environment and climatic sectors of Liberia.
The Climate Justice Ambassadors are however calling on the government of Liberia, individuals, and other agencies to support them by providing them with land, seeds/plants, for a Climate Justice Park, and resources to train more children and youth as advocates for climate justice in Liberia.
He said Plant for the Planet started in 2007 in Germany when young people along with Environmentalists decided to preserve and protect the planet by planting trees. Mr. Foboi noted that since 2007, Plant-for-the-Planet has been launched in more than 40 countries which include: China, Canada, Australia, the United States, Zambia, UAE, Uganda, Spain, Thailand, Luxembourg, among others.
By Mohammed foboi