Little Hands Go Green, a local children green movement together with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) beefed up efforts to proclaim decent environment in Uganda on Saturday morning in one of the activities that kick started the weeklong pre-Environment Day celebrations.
Little Hands and NEEMA, where joined by hundreds of lively people descending from Gulu district and other parts of northern Uganda town to sweep it clean, in a bid to promote pro-environment messages to the residents of the town.
Members of the children’s green movement operating under Little Hands Go Green usually plant trees in greater Kampala schools and homes. This time round, they engaged children in Gulu town to plant their favourite trees as well as being ambassadors for tomorrow’s green Uganda.
However, before they reached Gulu, Little Hands Go Green and NEMA had planted symbolic trees in Luwero, Bombo, Kiryadongo, Kamdin Corner, Migyera, Nakasongola, Karuma, and Oyam. It was called a Gulu caravan.
On Sunday, NEMA and Little Hands Go Green will plant more trees at Alokrum Major Seminary and Gulu Cathedral. The Catholic Church have played an exemplary role as they usually plant trees in their establishment. Even Pope Francis said on his visit to Uganda last November, that environment is one of the key responsibilities of today’s citizens, especially, the youth.
The little green army champions partnered with national environment body NEMA this year ahead of the World Environment Day to foster that message among the young generation.
Thrice in a year, the little members meet at Kololo Independence Grounds to celebrate the achievements of their green revolution.
Little Hands Go Green CEO Joseph Masembe told The Sunrise that cleaning up Gulu town was part of the pre Environment Day activity week.
“Little Hands Go Green joins NEMA and other development partners to be active change agents,” he explained .
Nuwagira said this year’s World Environment Day in Gulu will be running on social media under hashtag #WED2016UG on @nemaug Twitter handle.