World Environment Day is an annual event celebrated on June 5th to encourage environmental action and protection. First held in 1974, over the years World Environment Day has grown to a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by participants in over 100 countries.
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Ecosystem Restoration.” We must strive to continue creating sustainable ways of living, working and development while protecting, restoring and creating new ecosystems for future generations.
At Self Help Africa we’re committed to the objectives of World Environment Day, with regenerative agriculture, climate smart farming practices and reforestation efforts at the core of much of our work with small-scale farming communities in Africa.
At Self Help Africa, tree planting is an important part of the mix of activity on small farms. As conditions become hotter, rainfall more unpredictable, and extreme weather events more widespread, tree planting is more important than ever.
Trees are being planted in collaboration with local communities, farming cooperatives and local partners, and will see large and small-scale tree planting activities taking place in countries across sub-Saharan Africa such as Zambia, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Uganda. The trees will provide shade, shelter, food and income while also reducing carbon in the atmosphere.
Your support can help our tree planting initiatives in Africa which will in turn help local communities to combat climate change. Donate here.