Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) continues to demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability through various initiatives.
In a follow-up to the recent tree planting exercise held in collaboration with the Kenya Defense Force and Kenya Space Agency, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, led all the departments under her office in a tree planting exercise on May 10, 2023.
The tree planting exercise saw the planting of several trees within the University, with Prof. Ngumi urging everyone to take responsibility in combating climate change and environmental degradation.
She reiterated that it is a national duty to take care of the environment, and everyone must play their part in ensuring we achieve a sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
Prof. Ngumi also emphasized the importance of the government’s Tree Growing Restoration Campaign, championed by President William Ruto, in achieving environmental sustainability. The campaign aims to plant at least 15 billion trees by the year 2032.
“We are committed to supporting the government’s tree growing restoration campaign, and as an institution of higher learning, it is our duty to lead by example. The tree planting exercise is a clear indication of our commitment to environmental sustainability, and we will continue to undertake similar initiatives to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and promote a sustainable future,” said Prof. Ngumi.
The Vice Chancellor, stressed the need for collective responsibility in preserving the environment to promote sustainable development. She said institutions must work together in order to have a significant impact in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and creating a habitable environment for all.
JKUAT has been at the forefront in promoting environmental sustainability, and the recent tree planting exercise is one of the many initiatives undertaken by the institution.