By Andrew Israel Kazibwe
World Environment Day on Wednesday 5th this month is one of the important days I believe the whole world should live to honor and respect.
With this year’s global theme being; “Think, Eat, Save”- keeps me wondering, right; funny it is; we ‘eat,’ yes we all do, ‘saving’- rarely (with the thought, ‘It is for the wealthy and privileged’!) and ‘thinking’, which most of us don’t; as far as ‘Environmental protection’ is concerned!
The urgent, perplexing climatic changes these days which comprise of; heavy downpour and blistering sun is not a natural blunder, it is out of and of man’s cause. With big dreams, backed up with burning desire for fast development of infrastructure, pollution through industrialization, mechanization, wastage disposal… on the land; forgetting without ‘thinking’ of where all this stands; there’s no environment.
Reading through Rwanda’s newspaper‘The NewTimes’ of 2nd June, according to the Mayor of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba; awareness and sensitisation on how to be smart about the way we eat, serve, shop for and dispose our food, was essential. Indeed this I now believe because it’s vivid in Rwanda- a country I hail for a strong hand in ‘Environmental protection’ which is this day part of the country’s culture.
So, ‘thinking’; how many ‘Infrastructural planners’ lay strategies of ‘tearing and conserving’ the environment?, production of environmental friendly chemicals.
Don’t you think that we can put an end to ‘poverty’ and not ‘famine’; that is if we don’t really meditate on the consequences?
If only environmental protection could be influenced more through our education systems, ethics and more so put into ‘practice’ by most countries, then surely our future great grandchildren would live to see how and what a fig fruit tastes like!!!