Humming Bird Awards 2022

The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth-soil, water, forests, minerals and wildlife. CATEGORIES a) Water Conservation b )Waste Management c) Community education and sensitization d) Tree growing/ forest restoration e) Creative arts, songs, poems, arts etc PERSONAL CATEGORIES 1. Kids Categories 5-12 years 2. Teen Categories 13-19 years 3. Youth Categories 20-35 years 4. Adults/Legend Category 36 years and above
May 5, 2022 18:05 to June 15, 2022 23:06
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Contestants Humming Bird Awards 2022


Ludvine Achieng Omolo

Am LUDVINE ACHIENG OMOLO. founder of LUDVYS GREEN FOREST dealing with planting trees in public lands , selling both tree and fruit seedlings, keeping bees and selling honey locally to customers, selling tree products like wood to hardware, fire wood to hoteliers, churches, schools, community etc Ludvys Green FOREST is operating in three locations Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya County . Our key partners are Kenya Climate Innovation Center ( KCIC) in partner with UNDP, county government of Homa bay, Practical Action East Africa, KEFRI ( Kenya Forest Research INSTITUTE) our main revenue stream are through sale of products, grants from different organization, commission from products sold. Thanks


Polycap Onderi

Growing up in a farming town in the middle of Kisii, Kenya, I cosidered my uncle as my hero. Every day I would sit next to my Uncle, and enthralled me about 'improbably dubbed in Kenya' as he illustrated the feeding habits of a ring-tailed lemur in an inaccessible forest next to our home or some other equally exotic species and location. He was my single access point to far-away nature. I was spellbound. Today, I believe more than ever we need powerful storytellers who can mesmerize generations to conserve our environment. If we can't imagine a world in which nature and people thrive together, we certainly won't be able to create it. People need to dream their future in order to achieve it.


Sumaiya MohamedAli Harunany

My name is Sumaiya Harunany a climate activist from Kenya and the founder of Blue Earth Organization whose main aim is to regenerate areas that have been affected by pollution, infrastructure development and climate change as well as Combating the climate crisis through Nature Based Solutions. Our flagship project focuses on the restoration of mangroves in an area that is prone to flooding and the mangroves were destroyed to pave way for infrastructure development. Our seedlings are sourced from the nearby communities whose jobs were hit by covid, so this helps them financially and all in all tackling SDG’s 1,2,13,14 and 15.


BENARD KIOKO NDAKA started the environmental conservation initiative in the year 2015. I have served the community in conservation matters in various organisations.I founded Green Economy For Kenya ( GEFOK ) a community based organisation whose aim is to tackle climate change by tree planting , taking care of the trees planted and also advocating for proper disposal of plastic waste. Being the Founder and chairperson - Green Economy For Kenya , I initiated a sports for nature initiative where by we plant trees for goals and so far we have planted 7000 trees.



I am john Wanyoike Waitara I was born in Kuresoi north Nakuru County. I grew up in village farming family and herding cattle on the Mau forest edges, where I grew to know the bush and its flora and fauna. My grandfather taught us about planting trees in our homeland. We planted trees he used to pick in the forest after heavy rains and created a forest garden with wild fruits. I started my primary school in 1999 -2007 Mawingu Primary, this was another opportunity where our teachers taught on Important of trees plating using the Late second president Mzee Daniel Tortich arap Moi ‘Kiswahili word Kutunza mazingira na monyonyoko wa undongo’ The whole school planted trees and water them if there were no rains and did my K.C.P.E. 2008 – 2011 - St. Gabriel Secondary School Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education I was motivated and loved what Wangari Mathai did for protection of forest in Nairobi the Uhuru Garden. 2013 -2014 Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute Certificate in Nature Interpretation and Tourism Administration. 2014-2016 Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute Diploma in Tour and Hospitality Management. My passion for conservation became reality as I learn more about conservation and I enjoy the trips that open my Education and Career. I am currently studying for my undergraduate degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management at African Nazarene University. I am also currently working as a Raptor ornithologist in a private company in Kenya. Where I work for Birds every day and love them as they help me with my ornitherapy training on the Importance of Wildlife and forest conservation. CONSERVATION PASSION I find it necessary for me to share my skills in conservation which will boost my career in this field. Adding knowledge and having an open my mind on how to handle issues on conservation of our wildlife and environment is what I have been sharing using Bird articles in different Newspapers and conservation Magazine such as Komba, Nature Kenya, Nature net, Kenya Museum Magazine. This engagement on Humming Bird as a Youth competition I will upgrade my knowledge and enable me to execute my duties much more professionally. The Hummingbird competition for Youth will provide an important opportunity for building professional capacity and improving performance in my conservation work. It will offer an opportunity to acquire diverse, new skills and knowledge that will enhance my capacity to meet various challenges related to conservation. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable me to contribute and achieve both my national and global conservation goals. It will also help me grow in capacity, awareness and conservation knowhow as a Conservation on Tree for birds’ campaign in Kenya and Global. VISION FOR CONSERVATION My vision is to see Kenya develop into a nation that respects the existence and value of wildlife as an important component of our national heritage and economy. Further, I hope to see Africa grow into a continent that models conservation for the whole World. My career plans are to work in a research and conservation organization or as an ornithologist and Raptor conservationist. I have trained with the Nairobi ringing group at the National Museums of Kenya in monitoring and ringing and identification of local and migratory birds. This experience has given me the opportunity to work closely with a team of researchers, who helped me to understand the importance of conservation. I also participate in the weekly Nature Kenya bird walk in conjunction with the ornithology section of the National Museum of Kenya. I have also worked with Kenya bird map which nowadays uses a bird lesser app to do mapping projects bird lesser app to encourage the conservation of Birds. johnwanyoike5 Twitter,facebook john wanyoike



I have been an environmentalist from when i was young that is at the age of 9 years.I used to take care of our own environment by planting trees with my dad and watering them. In the year 2011 i joined scouts club at Vision Academy where i gained alot of knowledge on how to conserve the environment. I was the scout leader and Environment prefect too.This was such a nice experience since i grew up knowing the importance of conserving and taking full responsibilities concerning the environment. 2016 we visited Mau Forest and planted trees there too. In the year 2017 when i joined highschool i got another chance to be among the environmentalists and we visited Belgut sub county forest to plant some trees. I have experience of being an environmentalist and am glad to be among the people who cares for the environment. When i joined campus that is African Nazarene university i joined Environmental Club(WECANU) and also got an opportunity to plant trees at Ngong kona Baridi with the Cabinet secretary for environment Hon.Keriako Tobiko.It was an honour and a great privilege. Don't be greedy be green is our policy. I'll forever concerve the environment.


DAN OTIENO OKOTH As an individual keen on conservation, I saw it fit to let the society know and appreciate the importance of Bamboo as: a construction material, alternative timber, sustainable fuel as well as food. The making of Bamboo as cash crop no. 17 demands that more efforts to make the good wood popular amongst my fellow Africans are indeed needed. And the best way to make Bamboo popular is through awareness campaign. Do view my work on the IG link shared as well as the concept proposal


Wendy Omanga

Wendy Omanga is a graduate from the university of Nairobi, with a degree in Bachelor of arts in political science and communication. In 2018 December, she was crowned as Miss Journalism World Kenya representative by an international beauty pageant in Arusha, Tanzania. Following her passion for leadership and innovation, in 2019 March, she was trained by Emerging Leaders Foundation on Digital Advocacy skills to help her spearhead her advocacy in Climate Action and Bamboo as a sustainable alternative to mitigate climate change. In 2019, she was appointed one of Kenya's Global Goodwill Ambassador due to her humanitarian works and volunteering ventures. In 2020, she became an alumni of the first cohort of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI- Regional Leadership Center- East Africa) fellowship on Sustainability and Circular Economy due to her river Nyando Bamboo Restoration project, which is called moonlight Initiative. In July 2021, Moonlight initiative started a campaign of establishing Bamboo villages in Kakamega county where the associate farmers have planted 2,900 Bamboo seedlings to mitigate negative effects of climate change. In August 2020, Wendy Omanga was got an award from Top 35 Under 35 Youth of the year in Conservation, Environment and advocacy. In July 2021, she was hired by TVET -CDAC as a consultant in developing the bamboo curriculum for the Kenyan market to be adopted in all government technical colleges. This lead to Moonlight Initiative first flagship project which singled out Bamboo as a sustainable crop, suitable to plant along river Nyando in order to mitigate negative effects of climate change. To add on it, bamboo has over 10,000 value added products which has potential to create employment to the Nyando community. In the month of June 2020 right after the YALI fellowship, Moonlight Initiative got funding and support from International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) to facilitate River Nyando Bamboo restoration activities and capacity building on ground, by a partner CBO called Nyando WRUA. Moonlight team managed to map over 50 new farmers in an effort to map the river and create bamboo awareness. The team began planting bamboo along river Nyando in the first week of July 2020. In August 2021, Wendy Omanga was chosen as one of the bamboo industry experts for The South-South Triangular Cooperation Facility for a Bamboo Study Tour in Ethiopia where she gained insight on bamboo value addition in Ethiopia, which is meant to be implemented back in Kenya. On September 18th 2021, Moonlight Initiative was one of the organizing partners of World Bamboo Day celebrations in Kibirong’ Wetlands, Nandi county. Making her organisation the youngest partner in organising World Bamboo Day event with The Ministry of Environment, KEFRI, INBAR,NETFUND, WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL, ECO GREEN CBO and other stakeholders in Kenya. USAID/YALI Trasformation fund On December 2021, Moonlight Initiative and Bambooka Lifestyle LTD was funded USD 7000 to plant 1,500 bamboo in kakamega county for their riaparian land restoration by establishing bamboo villages in Kakamega. Bamboo Association of Kenya (2022-2025) On January 7th 2022, Wendy Omanga was voted for and appointed as the National Secretary to Bamboo Association of Kenya. FAO Forest Carbon Champion(2022-2023) In March 2022 she was chosen as one of Kenya’s UN FAO Forest Carbon Champions for IMPRESS project in Kenya, in preparing Kenya to be investor read for Carbon trading. Miss Jungle Kenya 2022 In April 2022, she was appointed as Kenya’s representative to an international beauty pageant in Arusha Tanzania.


Eric Mwangi

I feel I am a humming bird because I do my best to bring positive change in the community and environment. I have taken part in various environmental activities in Nairobi. One of my proudest undertakings was the cleaning of the Nairobi river during the Wangari Maathai day. Nairobi river plays a major role in bringing water to the residents of Nairobi as well as powers factories in the industrial area. We cleaned the section that passes through Michuki park leaving it cleaner than I would have ever imagined. We picked up plastics and debris along the river banks and in the river. We then sorted the plastics and did a sensitization exercise on the best and efficient ways to dispose of waste.


Muthoni Kariuki

I am an Environmentalist, Climate Activist, young career Journalist and a Creative. Founder Green Age Warriors, an initiative that advocates for Justice, Equality, Inclusion and Equity across all aspects of life. I advocate for Girls, Women & Youth Empowerment; Environmental Awareness & Conservation. As a servant leader, My Purpose is to Serve by giving back to the community. Growing up in a marginalized rural community in the Eastern region of Kenya, I experienced 1st hand Political, Economic, Social and Environmental Injustices. I questioned the Unjust systems and hoped for justice. Now I don't just Hope, I Take Action. I have found My Power. My Voice. I Use My Voice and Platforms to create awareness and highlight on issues affecting my community. I work with the locals at the grassroots, local leaders, schools, organizations, government and other stakeholders to drive action. I organize and volunteer in environmental & climate activities ie tree planting and clean ups; educating locals against deforestation because they fell trees for charcoal burning to provide for their families. Through economic empowerment, they will have alternative income sources to sustain their families and coexist in harmony with nature. With my initiative, we mobilize funds and conduct climate charity drives in the marginalized communities donating essentials ie food, clothing and sanitary towels to help keep girls In school and restore human dignity. As a young career journalist, I maximize on internet journalism to reach our digital generation and work remotely to represent and amplify the voice of the community. I write articles online on pressing issues in the society, creating content that is relatable to the young people; recently won an international story telling campaign by Youth4Nature and now working on my environment book. I conduct school visits in the rurals to mentor, educate and empower the youth with life skills and engaging them in fun activities ie scattering seed balls to plant trees which grow with 80% chances of survival, an idea gaining popularity amongst the Youth as they engage in outdoor excursions ie hiking, road trips & camping. I attend barazas and actively contribute towards community development. I have been elected as a leader in different organizations and climate spaces where I contribute to the best of my ability. I advocate for youth inclusion as we need to be included in policy making, decision making and implementation processes. We are the most affected generation and we are the generation that will make a difference. As Miss Earth Kenya 2020, I represented my country at Miss Earth, an international beauty pageant with an environmental advocacy. In the midst of a global pandemic, we competed virtually connecting more than 90 countries online for a Cause, exposing me to global platforms, opportunities and audiences to effectively champion for mother earth. I work closely with stakeholders and the Government ie Ministry of Environment, Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on matters environment and climate. As a model and a fashionpreneur, I understand fully the extent to which the fashion industry harms the environment as a leading pollutant in the world. I therefore take the responsibility to live sustainably to lower my carbon footprint. I educate and create awareness on this problem, sensitizing people to go green and addressing leading companies in the industry to take conscious decisions towards sustainability including eco friendly steps along the products life chain from production to consumption. I continue to address and highlight these injustices. I have been invited to speak in climate seminars and webinars where I contribute and share knowledge and Information towards these important causes. I have joined my fellow youth in various platforms, nationally and internationally to share, listen, contribute, brainstorm and be part of the solutions to these problems. I have found My Power. My Voice. I will use my Voice to lead, serve and be an agent of change in my community, country and the world. 'It's the little things we do as citizens that will make a difference.' - Wangari Maathai. Twitter - @nonikariuki Instagram - @noni.kariuki Facebook - @noni Kariuki My Blog: Youth4Nature Award winning Story:


Elizabeth Wairimu Wainaina

As a youth living in Kajiado county which is a rather dry place, the environment has become part of my entire being. Environmental conservation is something I do with much enthusiasm as I would love to make my county, and in the long run, my country, a better place. My love for the environment bloomed inside me as a little girl of 10 years. Around my home, there are a variety of flowers and trees and I made it my daily duty to make sure that they never dried up. Whenever it was possible, I would assist our gardener in planting of trees and flowers in addition to tending to them. Once my passion for the environment was rooted inside me, I never looked back. Over the years as I grew, I got to understand more about the environment and its conservation and once I joined Africa Nazarene University, I took an initiative and joined the Wildlife and Environmental club. We regularly take part in tree planting activities and even clean ups of streets and rivers around our school. Even outside club activities, I make it my responsibility to clean up the environment around me as I always say, ‘A change starts with you’. Recently, our club visited the Giraffe Centre, (, which is home to endangered species of giraffes. I personally got to learn a lot about the giraffes at the Centre and even the ones found in various of our parks. We also got a chance to tour the Nairobi National Park and got to learn about other endangered species like the lions, ostriches, zebras, and the black rhinos. All the work done in these sanctuaries and parks is all aimed at conserving our wildlife. In my opinion, the community should be allowed free trips to such places occasionally as it raises awareness on environment and wildlife conservation. In my quest for environmental conservation, I plan on visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ( The SWT is a successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation organization which not only protects endangered elephants and rhinos, but also entire ecosystems and diverse flora and fauna sustained in these places of natural beauty. Our Country’s pride is in our Wildlife and Environment, and it should be protected by the government, and even us the community. In the near future, it would be my joy to work for an organization that advocates for the conservation of the environment and our wildlife. As I conclude, Environment conservation is and will always be part of me. I look forward to planting more trees, cleaning up more of our rivers and lakes and raising awareness on conservation of our environment. I am a green warrior and I strongly believe that a green future is a prosperous future.


Fionah Njeri M.

I grew up with a unique interest in nature. I joined university, became a student leader of the school's environmental club, and i got crowned as Miss Environment for my school. I used the beauty pageant to advocate for environmental advocacy for one year. I then decided to come up with a movement to continue with the initiative. My passion for nature inspired the Name Fifiture, which a combination of my name Fionah and nature. Fifiture is a content creation platform that seeks to advocate for climate action. This is achieved by shooting climate action videos and branding advocacy messages on mugs, reusable water bottles, jute bags, cotton T shirts amongst other sustainable products. Per every purchase, a tree is adopted. Fifiture has also a program dubbed 'Greener Communities Program' that involves mobilizing young people in different communities to grow trees and keep their communities and rivers clean. This is achieved through team work, collaboration and determination to steward conservation on minimal resources. Youtube: Trees4Merchandise: Instagram: (Greener Communities Program) Instagram: (fifiture_ , grecopke_ , ) Facebook( Fionah N) Linkedin (Fionah Njeri)


Almarat Arnu Ngutulu

I come from Sudan. The country's temperatures are very high at most times of the year and have a very limited amount of rainfall. The region I am personally from is rural, where the only source of fuel is firewood and charcoal. The construction materials for roofing are constructed using timbers from trees around. There has been a high level of deforestation for the mentioned reasons. The people because of illiteracy don't know they can do anything to restore trees in their communities. I want to start a tree-planting project in Sudan and specifically in my region of South Kordofan. I want to start nursery. I will personally plant trees in the community.


James Apolloh Omenya

Am James Apolloh Omenya, a graduate of Wildlife Manage from Wildlife Research and Training Institute and Fundamentals of Ornithology from Centre of Education in Sustainability Elsamere, Kenya. I speak English and Swahili. I’m currently volunteering with Giraffe Centre where am helping to discover new birding routes, conducting birds’ inventory, and updating bird’s checklist. Am doing these as a way of giving back as they (Giraffe Centre) sponsored me by paying 75% of my course Fundamentals of Ornithology. Am a passionate about birds’ conservation and changing people’s lives towards conservation. Back then before I got into the conservation career, I used to be a poacher of small important animals; Squirrels, dik-diks and mainly killing birds using caterpol as a source of food. I also used to plant trees together with my family members without knowing that we were practicing conservation in making. When I joined campus my family members new that I was going to be trained as a ranger considering my height and the energy in me and by them hearing the term Kenya Wildlife Service. I had a different mindset and the understanding of the training though I didn’t have any clue about conservation. After my first six months in campus, I had deeper understanding of the course that I was doing, I went back home to teach everyone in my family and the people around home about conservation, this made poaching to stop, and people start appreciating nature around them. During the last month of my first year in campus I met a tour guide in Lake Naivasha who challenged by as these two questions “What are you doing now as a student that will make your future generation recognise the beauty that we see in Wildlife Conservation?” the second question was “What is your interest in wildlife management” it took me a long time to work on the two questions because they touched my heart, I used to love wildlife as a whole without any important part that am playing in it. I latter developed a great interest and strong passion in birds’ conservation, and interacting with them as well, this was after being introduced to the birdwatching by my close friend who were one year ahead of me, the first bird that I identified was purple grenadier female. I was appointed as Chairperson of Birdwatching Club for the rest on my time in campus, this propelled me to becoming a good steward to my fellow club members, at some point I was teaching people about birds’ identification though I wasn’t an expert, I did met some friends who were birders, they introduced me to some important tools used in keeping my records in the field and connecting me to many birds enthusiast as well as challenging my close friends about nature. I later secured a chance as an attachee and work at A Rocha Kenya, which is a Christian organisation dealing with environmental research and conservation. During my two years of volunteering and working with this organisation my passion towards birds have grown deeper and deeper, I was able to interact with coastal birds both in the Ocean, Mangrove vegetations, Coastal forests, lakes and rivers habitats and the importance of protecting such habitats for the current and the future generation. Meeting people and telling them stories of birds and importance of having them around us and the importance of protecting their habitats have made me to have many friends, I see them get changed, developing their interest towards conservation, this makes me not to stop but use the energy and the knowledge in me to see the work of young likeminded conservationist which am part of to grow. Here are the links that am part of, for more information about me, social media, Instagram For inaturalist account jamesapolloh(may photography work) to access my birds records in kenya follow me in ebird at James Omenya.


Musa Leparan Kiseer

Being in conservation for the last 5 years, training people on sustainable rangeland management as a way of conserving the grassland. I have training more than 1000 people across Mara reprenting around almost a million acres of land. Holistic management approach which is from savory institute have been of a great tool I used and still using now being practice in several conservancies. Just to mention a few, enonkishu conservancy which I founded the program, pardamat conservation area, oloisukut conservancy , Mara North conservancy and some others. It has been an incredible approach which I started in Mara since 2014 December and many have confirmed working. Thank to enonkishu directors, WWF Kenya and other partners for a such a great support.


Alice Chepkemboi

My name is Alice Tanui I am passionate about the environment and a member of spicewarriors an organization that champions for the environment whose goal is to nurture young leaders who will 
advocate for environmental 
sustainability and come up with 
solutions that seek to protect the 
environment, mentor young learners 
to care about the environment .  We participate in tree growing activities and clean ups in different parts of the country and outside... As a team we believe that we can't do it alone therefore we involve everyone on this course. We would like to be part of the people that will have contributed to United Nations sustainable development goals by 2030, in doing so we are adopting tree orchards in different schools knowing that is where we will nurture the next generation in nurturing nature. We celebrate special days such as birthdays by growing trees as we watch them bloom over years
Our warfare the ENVIRONMENT
We are hummingbirds 
I am a hummingbird

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Rahmina Paullete

When I was 5 years old, I loved going to the lake for some boat ride during the weekends. One day we were barred from accessing the boat riding areas, I was disappointed and wanted to know why we couldn’t be allowed to enter the area. I asked my mom why and she told me the authority has decided to deny access to the area because of the risen water level making the shores unsafe. Going back home I was asking myself how to prevent that from happening. My curiosity led me to start reading more on what causes the abnormal rise and fall of water levels in the water bodies. I discovered that climate change is the course of the rising water levels in Lake Victoria, I also learnt that it is not only responsible for rising waters but also causes floods, drought, famine, destruction of properties and sometimes leads to loss of life. Since then I have been trying to look for solution to solve climate change and related issues, I have grown into the climate space and developed passion to spearhead change to combat and mitigate climate change. I have lead projects, campaigns, strikes, movements and activism. I founded a Community Based Organization that brings together youths and children volunteers. Through the CBO I have implemented mitigation and adaptation programs such as tree plantings, mangrove ecosystem restoration, youth and children climate education program and implementation of organic farming projects in various schools and institutions in Kenya.


Mitchelle Otieno

I call myself a conservation model and can proudly say am a young lover of the environment. It all began with an invite by a good friend of mine to engage in a tree planting activity. My curiosity grew and I wanted to know why she was so excited and happy to plant trees. And bit by bit she broke down every piece of information. Then I said to myself this is exactly what I want to do. I want to restore life of our dieing Earth, I want to bring hope to people through sustainable conservation of the environment letting them know that we can still live in this world and love it since we don't have another one, I want to be part of the solution and not the problem and finally I want to be a good example.I am a passionate model but I didn't want only to model for beauty pageants but to be a model who fights for the Earth. So as I write this down as Miss Environment ANU 2022/2023 a journey of one year trying to achieve my conservation goal and have already engaged in various environmental activities like tree planting and after care of the trees, cleaning rivers, clean ups as well as uproot of invasive species, Various environmental sensitization activities to schools. All these are making me so happy and satisfied knowing am doing what I love as well as what's benefitting others in terms of the impact to our environment. I dedicate my modelling career to save our Planet I call it # beauty and love. I wish to win this because the trees will help me out with a project am doing with the friend who encouraged me to be an environment champion. An organization called GRECOP which plants trees along roads, in churches, police posts and health centres as s well as other activities. I'll be honored to be awarded.


Muli Timothy

My name is Timothy Muli. I'm a member of the Mazingira Youth Empowerment Program that is located in Ruai, Corner C area. The group has about 18 youths who are dedicated to changing the place and its surroundings through planting trees and cleaning the estates. We started the group during the pandemic period with a nursery and seedlings(pine, meru oak, oranges, avocados) which were all intended to be planted around Mazingira area. However, our great challenge has been lack of seedlings, planting bags, garbage bags, protective gear and equipments such as jembes, shovels etc. Currently we have been using tools that we borrow from our homes. We believe that by your support, we will do a lot of empowerment to the youths and the community at large through environment conservation.


Conrad Masinde Nyukuri

As the current President of the Rotary Club of Malindi one of my legacy projects was afforestation. I have long been an advocate of making the planet greener. Our District had set a target to plant 1 million trees and I set a target to do 10% of this which is 100 thousand trees. It seemed ambitious at that time especially given the hostile climate in Malindi. Using the adopt a tree model through 18 interact clubs that we sponsor we were able to plant 7,000 terrestrial trees in schools. It has been a success with over 95% survival rates. This provided an excellent opportunity to teach children the importance of conservation. We then shifted focus and moved to mangrove planting which not only capture 10X more carbon than terrestrial trees but are vital to a huge ecosystem of birds, marine life, and community empowerment. So far we have been able to plant 105,000 mangroves bringing our total to 122,000 tress in 10 months. This was achieved by working with Kenya Forest Services and community tree planting associations. Again it gave us an opportunity to spread the gospel of trees and provided an avenue for empowerment of local communities through tree planting.


Neyshae Chasez Omar

Neyshae isn't your typical 10 year old. My passion to conserve and keep my environment safe and habitable, leads me to every month, together with a few friendsand family, to do a monthly voluntary clean up of our neighborhood. An initiative started by The Malindi Green and Blue. Armed with trash bags,gloves,well protective gear, we set out to take part in Malindi town clean up. In line with the same, together with Malindi Green & Blue club, we are running a campaign  called "PICK UP YOUR TRASH' to sensitize people on proper disposal of trash and also keeping the environment clean. The launch was in April 2022, where over 50 children,family and friends came together. This also saw me participate in clean up in Shauri Moyo,Nairobi with a group called King Off The Street and with Project 150 in Free Area Nakuru and over 80kg of trash was collected. Through my instagram account @tucci_art9 i am inviting people to join in the campaign. Being young and with a passion for the environment,  I have sure learnt a lot on the three R's(Reduce,Reuse, Recycle). And inline with the same, I have put up a compost manure project  using dried leaves and grass at home.  I have also taught some children in an orphanage,how to make the same.The compost manure project has come in handy in my seedling project. I currently  have a started a Cape gooseberry nursery;planting the seeds in recycled juice boxes. I plan to  distribute the seedlings to the children  in orphanages and primary schools.  Gooseberry is fruit/berry and is  rich in vitamins C, B5 and B6, dietary fibres, copper,manganese, potassium which are all essential  for children while growing up. Tropical Heat,has proven that age doesn't matter for one to be an inspiration or a great environmentalist at that. They named me as a Hero for my great acts of service to the environment in august 2021. Progress Welfare Association of Malindi(PWAM) as well awarded me a certificate for participating  in  the International  Coastal Clean Up Day in October 2021. Together with my Pappà we are making house toys from cereal boxes as gifts to children who can't  afford toys. My journey for conserving and educating the people on taking care of the environment has just begun. I am a Champion of the Earth.


Empower Jamii organization

Empower Jamii organization is a community based organization in Kuria west Migori county . This is a youth led organization and we have been Volunteering at local eco-restoration events and it has been great way to expand our social circle, getting active and of course, help the environment. We believe that our small acts of environmental stewardship are a fantastic way to make a difference over time . We have been educating ourselved through research, attending peaceful protests, donating money and reaching out to our local political representatives and all great ways have made us to be eco-activists in our community. Making peace with nature has always been our priority . Going green and making peace with nature.


Teresia Muragwa

My name is Teresia Muragwa,a 26year Old who is passionate about the environment and the issues concerning it's conservation and creating awareness.

I am a member of The Millenia Environmentalist for at least 2 years now . I have taken part in some of the major tree planting activities,the best one being in Nairobi National Park where a team of us planted over One Thousands trees along the Cheeters Gate. The activity was aimed at rehabilitating that part of Nairob National Park that had been interfered with after the construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa SGR train.

The second activity that I take pride in was the partnership with Amboswli National Park and The Millenial Environmentalists whereby,we started a small tree nursery in the park that was aimed at rehabilitating some parts of the park that need more tree coverage.

We also managed to start a few more nurseries in Kimana with partnership with some of the local residents . This activity was in April 2020.

The latest tree planting activity I took part in was on 23rd October 2021 ,in Mt. Kenya where we planted indigenous trees with partnership with Kenya Forestry and Miti Alliance .

 At the moment I am working on how to educate the young children we interact with as TME on what Carbon Footprint is and how we lower our carbon footprint as well as plant and nature the trees around us .This is mostly achieves through training students how to recycle food waste materials like orange seeds to full grown trees that produce more fruits.

 The aim is to eradicate poverty through proper sustainable use of our environment


Tracy Nyagochi

My name is Tracy Nyagochi, a second year student pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Africa Nazarene University. I am 20 years old soon to turn 21. I am an active passionate and ambitious Envirmonmentalist. When I was younger,in my childhood and mid-teenagehood, my parents would bring tree seedlings and together with my younger brother we'd plant them. I would most Gladly water the planted seedlings not because it didn't rain, No;I come from a region well known for humid conditions, but because I loved how the watering jar oozed water from it's tiny holes. I loved to collect catapillars even when I didn't understand understand that once metamorphosis occured,they were the butterflies I chased around. My dad planted pyrethrum and I gladly helped boy knowing that I was slowly developing a passion for nature's balance. My name starts with the letter T and from that,at a tender age,my love for the giraffe originated from it's Swahili name Twiga. I have since fancied giraffes hence my understanding of the three subspecies found in Kenya: the Maasai (Kilimanjaro) giraffe well known for their dark brown star-shaped spots on their bodies that live in the rich Savannah, Reticulated(Somali)giraffe native from the horn of Africa that are covered in fine brown patches marked by bright white lines and the Rothschild (Barongo/Ugandan) giraffe, the most endangered subspecies with only 670 or fewer present currently.and easily identified by it's stockings (lack of markings on its lower legs). Human life conflicts,poaching and habitat loss are some of the reasons why the Rothschild giraffe is slowly becoming extinct.on my recent expeditios in the parks with my teams, have slowly realized a striking love for rhinos and it is my plan to start conducting more research on them. During my highschool season I wasan active member of the wildlife club and the passion was geared up by my supportive campus, the Africa Nazarene University.I have been able to engage in tree planting activities across Kajiado county, Nakuru county among other areas as well as tree care. Literally back home our friends call our small house a nest for it's located in the middle of a small planted forest but still enjoy the fruits from the trees planted there. The beauty of experimenting is that I realized that you end up growing fruits you didn't think would grow there. I envy the serenity,calmness and active supply of fresh air, Oh how the living organisms enjoy the country! I have taken part in clean ups along roads and rivers to reduce the non-biodegradable wastes exposed to our environment and try ensure their safe disposal mannerisms. This however,has proved a bit challenging as members of the public still hardly encompass the recycling and reusing rule. It has in turn called for efforts to create awareness to the public which we do whenever we gather for our conservation activities. I actively participate in online zoom meetings on climate action and change in efforts to salvage and restore our climate normalcy. I love wildlife more the reason I work with Wildlife and Environmental Club of Africa Nazarene University (WECANU), Greener Communities Program (GRECOP) as well as Wildlife Direct among another organisations in efforts towards a greener earth and care for our living organisms,those that are untended. In the near future I hope to be part of a research team on a discovery in our wild. I have loved naming trees especially around my campus with their scientific name eg the Acacia xanthophloea that was used originally for medicinal value. Above all, mentorship and networking are among the lessons and steps towards growth that I have made in my conservation journey. I have been able to work together with primary school pupils and highschool students in efforts to bring up more Wangari Maathais,more Fiona's, more Soinas, more Tracys,more green champions of the future. I am a hummingbird and efforts do not halt at crowning but then,only begin to a global level. I appreciate all conservationists who are working around the clock for a greener earth,a bluer sea and a clearer and fresher air.



My conversation journey began at Kishoka Youth Organization, an environmental conservation group based in Likoni constituency. As a volunteer in the organization, i intensively participated in indigenous tree planting at shimba hills forest. I also carried out environmental protection and advocacy programmes to the community. I am also keen in the conservation and remediation initiatives of our aquarium ecosystem including coral reefs along the Tudor creek of Mombasa. I have immensely contributed to the rehabilitation and restoration of mangroves forests along kibarani highway and kindunguni areas of the South Coast. I have also participated in the reclamation of kibarani dump site now known as miracle park under the auspices of Mombasa Cement. I have a keen interest as an environmental science student in the management of domestic wastes and as a result i began in 2019 a community engagement programme on the importance of separation of domestic wastes for proper disposal. At S. John Ambulance Volunteers, i have led tree planting and cleaning excersise initiatives at Mamangina water front which takes place every two month. In conjunction with flipflopi boat, i have immensely contributed to the mitigation of ocean Plastic pollution at mtongwe beach, shelly beach and nyali beach in Mombasa. It is imperative to note that during this initiative, we also carried beach cleaning excersises with an aim if collecting 20 tonnes of non- biodegradable waste materials at the nyali creek and Mombasa beach. Courtesy of World Wild Fund and the Kenya Wildlife Service, i have contributed in the conservation and protection of threatened animal species in amboseli and masaai mara national park. I further carried out forest remediation excersise by building gabions along the local forest in Amboseli park. I have formed environmental behavior change communication groups within my college, Kenya Coast National Polytechnic. As the green club chairperson, i have been keen in recruiting youthful students in the fight against global warming and climate change through dissemination and production of creative educative content by the means of creative arts in bid to have majority of students taking an active role in the mitigation of environmental pollution. During my attachment at the National Environmental Management Authority, i developed an Initiative to oversee air pollution in industrial and residential areas in Mombasa, particularly in Changamwe and Bamburi areas. My findings were crucial in the enforcement of environmental management and coordination act (air quality regulation 2014) where companies were found not in compliance thus i can confidently say i contributed in the reduction of toxic emissions in the atmosphere. In 2020 i volunteer to participate in the restoration project at Halla park in Bamburi. I helped in planting 200 red mangrove trees at a quarry site. Mangroves are known for their capacity to absorb tonnes of carbon thus mangrove trees have played a key role in the reduction of toxic carbon in the air. Educating and sensitizing the public on the importance of green energy and use of water sparingly has been the core business of Franyo youth group in Mombasa. By cycling hundreds of kilometers within the coastal region, i have been able to carry out public awareness and sensitization against the use of unleaded gasoline and other environmental hazardous means of energy production such a the use of charcoal. I believe environmental conservation and protection can be achieved if the unaware masses are empowered and educated. In 2019, I managed to bring into existence an organic pesticides, made from eucalyptus oil and neem tree liquid extract. As an agriculture enthusiast, I have always wanted to kenyan farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices by using natural biodegradable pesticides and adoption of agroecological farming practices. By this i was one of the finalists in the sustainable agribusiness organized by Junior Achievement Kenya. Courtesy of Kenya Forest Service, I have been able to actively participate in the conversation and protection of marine artisanal fishers in Kilifi County. This was done through mass mangrove restoration and rehabilitation exercise as they were notable found to have a huge reliance on the mangrove forests for a substantial part of their existence which was threatened by the massive deforestation of the mangrove trees. Finally, through Laudato Si' Movement, a Catholic environmental conservation programme i have been able to participate in the rehabilitation and cleaning of Nairobi River and Athi River respectively. An Initiative that helped in the reduction of dumping garbages and human wastes into the two rivers.


Joseph sila

Am Joseph sila currently at Africa Nazarene university a member of the wildlife and environmental club. I started my environmental conservation when i was at class three. since i was born has managed to plant around 15,000 different species of tress in different areas including my home place. December rain season alone I planted 1,500 cypress trees at our family in kitui county,200 pawpaw trees, and 300 eucalyptus trees at my nearby primary school. All these attempts have been trying to change the notion that kitui is a dry area which most people believe to be, but it is not the case. I also participate in community sensitization to conserve the environment by planting more trees and replacing them whenever one cuts any tree. IN addition, have been sensitizing them also to use biological methods to control pests and diseases instead of chemicals. This is because chemicals kill insects and birds that land and enjoy on these crops including hummingbirds and another different type of birds. I do that because when these birds and insects die and become extinct our future generation will not find them which is a bad example. In high school, i was rewarded as the best community sensitizer as I used to sensitize my fellow students and community to preserve indigenous trees and animals and control diseases in plants by biological methods. Have also sensitizing fellow youths against poaching. I was very much angered on this issue when the biggest elephant in Botswana was killed by trophy hunters and started writing an article persuading the mass to illegalize it. At university, though being the first year have done a lot. Have done a lot including cleaning of Bagathi river which had been dirtied by industries around Nairobi. Also, tree planting during world forest day at gong konna baridi. learning and feeding giraffes at the giraffe center, and how to continue caring for them. finally have adopted trees at the school which I take care of during my life at school and attended a bonfire last week concerning wildlife consevation orgainesed by the enviroment


Kevin Mbogo

Generally speaking, hummingbirds are symbols of lightness and joy. Those who have a hummingbird as a totem are thought to be playful, adaptable, and can combat negativity with ease. They also serve as good reminders to live life to the fullest and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.My conservation story starts way back since when I was a young 'Sungura' scout. Both my parents were actively involved in scouting and instilled those values in us while growing up. The main rule being always be prepared, literally in everything. I am currently working in an Environment where water conservation, Good agricultural practices, Risk assessment and adaptation to climate change is a huge motto for our daily activities. I run most operations in relation to irrigation, maintenance, data collection and analysis, landscaping and agents of pollination. My role is actively enforcing smart ways of living with the immediate environment while benefiting each other simultaneously. Starting the entire project from scratch was a test in my life like no other. Being involved from site identification, land preparation and setting up of necessary amenities for a 10 Ha pilot Blueberry farm was a task I was not ready for. But being the scout I am, the always prepared one, gave me a strong sense of purpose and determination to see it through and eventually to the proposed 200 Ha the farm is projected to be. The journey so far has been a test of resilience, perseverance and commitment to the course. And just like the famous hummingbird story of doing the best it could when trying to put off the huge forest fire, I show up on a daily basis to see through the fantastic project to completion. I do not want to take credit of everything we accomplished as a company, but proud to be part of the team implementing those ideas to reality. Below is a shared YouTube link to our current ongoing project.


Moses Mkallah Wabungo

Removal of solids waste from seashore and Recycling of marine debris and organic waste also proper disposal of Electronic waste.we also Eco-Restoration in order to increase the amount of mangrove species our project intends to create direct and indirect employment opportunities for the local community through solids waste collection, sorting and aggregation into different fraction and quality of materials. We have Facebook page Mburukenge Umoja youth group


Mary Kimani

My conservation journey started when I was 6 years old where I could plant ,flowers and trees 

 at my grand father farm later after joining primary school i  started buying trees and planting them at my primary school Nyondia primary .

Kim Mary is a birder and also a conservationist .am a member of a humanitarian group that plants trees and kitchen garden at children's home ,home for the aged and other places .I conserve trees since it's home to birds and birds are environmental indicators .

Teaching primary school pupils the importance of conservation and having a greener national is my priority as they are future environment champions .

Am also the chairperson of lake Naivasha biodiversity youth group that its aim is to monitor birds and their breeding areas within lake Naivasha as it's a ramsar site and also an important bird area.we also do habitat restoration where we try and rehabilitate riparian land around the shores of lake Naivasha with the help of Nature Kenya .

I firmly advocate for the conservation of ideginous trees and planting of more ideginous trees .

Being a humanitarian at Destiny equipping child association has helped me alot since am able to interact with the less privileged in the society and also teach them the value of conservation and also the importance of having kitchen garden .

Am naturing young kids who are passionate about birds and also wildlife the importance of birds and wild animals at large their important since we have to live  in harmony with them .

man cannot live without animals but animals can live without man and also nature can thrive without man but man cannot thrive without nature .

Due to increased water levels in lake Naivasha people and animals have been displaced from their natural habitats which has times lead to human wildlife conflict and also competition of natural resources like food and  habitat .

Climate change is the greatest problem facing the global at large and to curb it we have to be environmental conscious by doing clean ups , planting more trees to have a greener plane


Sonnyhalms Kimang'a

My name is Sonnyhalms Kimang'a, the current Mr Environment African Nazarene University 2022/2023. I was born and raised in Nairobi county. My passion towards environmental conservation activities started when I travelled upcountry for a holiday and my grandparents could assign me to do some planting in the garden including small tree seedlings and later I could weed for them so they can grow well. I found out that I did all that work so good and with passion coming back to school we could do some clean up and tree planting activities and I could get really engaged with full energy. At the age of 10 I was crowned as a green ambassador in our school during graduation day. So during holidays I could join environmental conservation warriors to do more for our environment. We could do clean ups and plant trees with alot of organizations. After I was done with primary education and leveled to secondary education I was elected as a general clean up community officer after I had implemented some few ways to cope up with waste management. We could do neatness inspection in our dormitories and the environment around it and my dormitory could always come 1st. I did my KCSE in 2019 and passed with good grade and I had a chance to join Africa Nazarene University main campus in Kajiado County. This is where I started building and shaping my environmental skills to another level and towards a good conservation story behind all my passion for the environment. Together with our former Mr and Miss Environment 1. I have ran several campaigns towards environmental conservation and of global warming in the world together with other youths from campuses. 2. Attended several green ambassadors seminars to add more knowledge on how to work towards betterment of our environment. 3. We carried out several tree planting sessions with our wildlife and environmental club members together with the community. Check out some of the photos and vedios in my IG platform @sonny_halms 4. Arranged mass cleanups around the streets of Nairobi and Kajiado,water sources such as rivers. 5. Ran campaigns on the importance of conserving our water sources. 6. Partnered with many conservation organizations towards educating both young and old people on how the should contribute towards bettering our environment by engaging themselves with few activities such as cleanups and being responsible 7. Together with Seedballs Kenya and Miti Alliance I have had the chance to help many people in greening our country and traveling most of the counties around Kenya to create awareness on conservation. 8. Together with our former Miss Environment we started our organization called Greener communities program and managed to recruit members who will be acting as our ambassadors around the country. 9. Held several zoom meetings for educating people on ways to conserve our environment. With all that I have done I therefore believe that am qualified to be a hummingbird of the year. Thank you and I will be waiting to hear from you soon.


Isaiah Keshoe Kilerai

My passion towards conservation and environment developed since high school. ECo - anxiety drove me towards the fight for climate change. I have volunteered in most of the organizations including Spice warriors environment organization, Friends of Nairobi National Park as a young environmentalist, Conserve Maasai Mara organization in the the triangle of Conservation. County coordinator Narok County in schools environmental programs whereby l managed to do climate education and plant more than 300 tress. Contributed mostly in Park Greening at Nairobi National Park to change the climatic conditions of the Park. In 2021 l was elected the vice president of Environment at Catholic university of Eastern Africa CUEA my school. I have served under various programs in my school such as CUEA and Green day, the Green Faith movement which brings different religions to fight for the planet. Am also a member of Laudato si movement, Pope Francis foundation which brings all students under one umbrella to protect the mother earth.


Kiruja Annie Rodah Nyawira

There is nothing else in my life I will campaign for more than the Environment. I love greening because I know at the end of the day my future generations will have their life based on that. My journey started back in 2013, when I enrolled for a course in EPM, and I realized passion made me choose environment over planning though once in a while the environment needs planning. Long story short, my conservation story ranges from planting trees, waste recycling as well as environmental awareness. In the last one year or so, I have organized school tree planting events in over 10 schools around Nairobi County. I have influenced my colleagues, family and friends on the environmental issues. I’m so proud of myself on that. In my personal capacity still, I make sure that I dispose my waste correctly and make sure that people around me do the same. I would proudly say that I transmit the spirit of ‘environmentalism’ because I believe I’m called for this. I intend to make my actions towards environment far known because the future is what I care for.


Easter Brenda Kiruja

Passionate Instagram - easterbrenda9


Brian kiriago

To understand my story, I woul have to give a background of where it all started. Prior to my twenties, the only experience I ever had was woth Red Cross Society of Kenya and that is where I met one od the key figures in my life, who doubled down as my supervisor as I was a volunteer. She introduced me to conservancy and at that time, water conservation. In a span of one year, we toured half of Nairobi and surrounding city slums with one goal in mind. Being priviledged to have access to water easily dawned on me after these experiences and that is what drove me during the expeditions such as in Mukuru kwa njenga and in Mathare. Two years later, I stumbled upon the Millenial Environmentalists and the result was Kerarapon and Nairobi National Park tree planting events which saw us plant numerous trees and ensure they are taken care of even after we left and the spread of close to a hundred seedballs provided during such events has also been key in my story as some of the trees i planted randomly have reached reasonable heights and I believe the future is safe in their hands. Meeting TME meant that i found ways to navigate water conservancy while also creating mitigation measures for climate change. The journey still continues until we move the green forest cover in Kenya by a considerable number to reflect on the international measures.


Daisy Sifuna

"The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself". Soil has been damaged at a faster rate than its natural regeneration capacity leading to unsustainable use of renewable resources. This is the question I do ask myself each new day “What effects am I already seeing of climate change and environmental degradation?" Climate change raises temperatures causing adverse environmental effects around the world. Soil has become especially critical to environmental sustainability and healthy soil is more efficient at capturing carbon in form of carbon IV oxide, which is incorporated in plants as food for people, wild life and even insects. Land degradation has been one of the impacts of floods and drought. Many people are moving in search of food and water. How many of problems like these can be addressed amicably? Being an environmental activist, I had to come up with quick ways of reducing soil degradation with two main aims : First is to increase more photosynthesis and transpiration on agricultural land, that can in theory, reverse global warming that we have already started to experience. The second aim is to have more soil sponge structure and function. The popular causes of soil degradation are deforestation, overgrazing. If people are the problem, they are the solution too. With the help of my community and friends, I have been able to carry out various activities towards promoting healthy soil. They include planting of grass on some bare lands creating awareness and encourage people to plant different varieties of crops especially those with deep roots, growing plants on the land year-round to avoid having bare land hence reducing soil erosion. I have participated in various tree-planting activities to restore our forests. Currently am working on planting indigenous trees. This project is targeted to not only benefit the environment but also the community. I shared my vision and ideas with some youths in the community. My endeavors bore some fruits since I managed to have four volunteers who were willing to start a tree nursery where we will be getting the seedlings instead of buying them from outside. The purpose of planting indigenous trees to increase soil fertility and water retention of the soil thus alleviating soil degradation. During Africa Environment Day, I adopted two trees. On 19th March, I participated in river Mbagathi cleanup where we collected 21st March; I participated in tree planting at Ngong Kona Baridi. I also visited Giraffe center for nature trail where I learnt different giraffe species and different species of exotic trees and their uses. I also visited Nairobi National Park for game drive and game count. My friends and I had a chance to figure out names and characteristics of animals we came across amid our count especially giraffes and birds. By doing this it came to my attention that game counts are not just about counts but an opportunity for many lessons in wildlife conservation and management strategies and learning about ecosystems. Besides that, I attended National Environmental Complaints Committee virtually, some issues were raised and members engaged themselves to find solutions on how to deal with pollution, land grabbing and other issues raised. As wildlife and environment club we hold some events that helps create awareness on the need of protecting conserving our environment and how to involve ourselves to protect the environment. One of the events held was bonfire, which was held on 22nd April 2022, I had an opportunity to watch wildlife documentaries and these are some of the documentaries ; 1. Guardians of the Loita Forest 2. The Lions of Ol Kinyei 3. Planting Coral Forests 4. Small Mammals, Big Questions. Lastly, SI do have an app called iNaturalist app which is known for plant identification. It helps me to easily identify and discover new plants. The app gives us the opportunity to share with the world observations we made about a certain plant or animal and we get to learn new things from the online community.


George Kariuki

Am a member of foster green association...core mission is to plant trees...our motto is plant tree plant life...we usually focus on government institutions... schools and school mostly we plant fruit trees and ornamental hospitals we plant fruit trees and ornamental trees... being one of the officials of foster green association I make sure every month we plant around 400 trees ... we usually go around the country..... currently we have done more than 10000 we go by our mission of environmental conservation... we also do mentorship program in primary far we have come across 20000 primary school pupils whom we have prepared and packaged for different stages of days go by am sure we shall have a community of real men and women who we have impacted...I believe in the saying... the best time to plant a tree was 25 years heart is willing to change and keep the world green


Bernard Muhia

Before I begin, I have a confession to make, I support Gender Equality! I have chosen to be one of those men who are leading from the front, leading by example. I am doing this through the Zingi Women, an Environmental Documentary that is highlighting the stories of female conservationists. My name is Bernard Muhia. I am the first born of five children, 3 boys and 2 girls and one of the girls is autistic. My father was a teacher and my mother an insurance agent. My father was tortured by the police in the 1990s because he tried to stop the area Member of Parliament from corruption involving education funds. He constantly spent the night at the local police station but would not sign away money meant for the school to go to the Member of Parliament. Eventually he got sick and developed mental health issues including depression. My mother tried to help him but it got to a point she thought it was not safe for her and her children and so she left him. The government which employed my father as a teacher gave him an early retirement at the age of 32 on medical grounds. My mother struggled to raise the five of us alone given that at the time she was a house wife. She later became an insurance agent. When she was a little girl in the village, the bridge near her home collapsed and it went for months without being repaired. So my mother, a little girl then, wrote a letter to the newspaper about it and to her surprise, the letter got published. The bridge was later repaired. Without knowing this, I decided to study journalism. I guess part of me felt called to speak up for the community like my mother did and to stand up for what is right, like my father did! The reason why I run projects in support of women is so that other women won't have to face the same inequalities today that my mother and other women faced more than 30 years ago. My father was not able to be there for my mother but I have chosen to be there for all women. This is not just because they are our mothers or our sisters or our wives or our daughters, but because they are human beings! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her book titled, 'We Should All Be Feminists,' says "My own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better." She goes on to say that you can change women all you want but until you change men, you will have done nothing. This is because unfortunately, men are more likely to listen to other men about matters like gender equality. I have chosen to be one of those men who are leading from the front, leading by example. I am doing this through the Zingi Women, an Environmental Documentary that is highlighting the stories of female conservationists. We are strengthening climate action by promoting gender equality. The word Zingi comes from the Swahili word Mazingira which means the environment. We shortened Mazingira to just Zingi. Zingi Environmental Conservation is strengthening climate action by promoting gender equality and we do this by highlighting the stories of female conservationists through an environmental series and an upcoming documentary called The Zingi Women. Storytelling has the power to mobilize people around the world to effect positive change. We are a Women-led group as our Chairperson is female. We represent women with 80% of our members being female and 80% of our members being youth Our work can be viewed on our YouTube Channel here


Prudence Gichuki

My conservation journey started while I was in campus. Studying Bsc. biotechnology was an eye opener of how our climate has changed and someone had to do something, creating awareness, planting trees; generally being the game changer. I joined an organization known as Foster green association which was home away from home. This gave me an exposure on how to go about tree planting in schools as we went for mentorships. As a good student, I went back to my homeland where I am a member of vijana Tubonge organization and shared the idea of tree planting and having clean ups as a way of giving back to the society and creating awareness on Climate change. Currently, we've planted a total of 300 trees me being the Director Environment pillar. I also sensitize on tree planting during the members' birthday


Kipkogei Justus

My name is kipkogei justus,currently a student persuing environmental science in the university if eldoret and i just completed my second year,Am an environmental enthusiast. My passion in conservation increased once I joined campus . I enrolled immediately to an environmental club that is university of eldoret environmental students asociation ,and since then I have been able to participate in various activities even before I was voted in as the chairperson of the club. Among these are,,kipkongorwo wetlands where we planted trees to reclaim the land and due to my coordination to county government of Mandi we made the event successful ,which was the followed by our visit to kimumu secondary school where we sensitized on conservation and planted trees . The other event is the collaboration we had with team environment kenya where more than 200 trees were planted and also sensitization to members of public,,in conjunction with the other schools also was Tambach boys ,uoe high school and uoe primary I have also managed to organize a tree planting event in my university as the chair of the club and they are all well . I have also managed to organize participation of event at kessup forest where Hon.keriako Tobiko was present , Under my leadership we were able to carry outback clean up event in sogomo market in the outskirts of the university where we swept the whole market and placing the wastes to the dustbins During the world clean up day we matched through Kenyatta street in eldoret town and we were able to do thorough cleaning up


Lokitambaa Andrew

Am a passionate environment ambassador, founder of A community based organization Called Environmental Justice Team Samburu, have really fought for green spaces and Riperian lands in Samburu which are now operating without any interference, i mobilized a big number of society members to participate in saving Kirisia forest when it was burning from a strange fire, I started conservation journey when I was young in primary school and it's something am enjoying doing it without expecting something for return.



Environment is life, and life won't exist without an health sorround. It takes each an everyone's effort and energies to make sure that the places we live, work or even meet are clean. There is a great negligence by those bestowed by authority to make our sorounds clean. Its now time for everyone to act and conserve our world. Your health greatly depends on the matter you consume from your sorrounding. Conservation doesn't need money, it needs your willingness, it doesn't need energy, it needs your mind, it doesn't need your daily job, it needs your attention and commitment regardless of the job or profession you are. Let's all admire the clean and serenity of what God gave us - ENVIRONMENT.


Stanley Didi Kiaviha

Stanley started conserving environment by bringing together all people from different communities within and outside Nairobi. He has planted over many trees from his own small trees nursery, organize several cleanup ups in all of Nairobi slums and rivers, he has organized different forums and training on Waste management and advocacy on issues affecting people working in Waste management areas. Right now am working on Nairobi river project on Reclaiming of the river and planting trees along it.


Dibblex Lesalon

My name is Dibblex Lesalon and I’m the founder and host boots on the ground podcast, an interview style podcast that focuses on three thematic issues but not limited to Wildlife conservation, biodiversity preservation and climate change. I launched this podcast back in October 2020 and back then, my aim was to encourage local tourists to travel around the country as borders were shut and there was zero inbound tourism taking place. But as I continued, I noticed that all the people I brought in to the show did more than just travel for fun, and as someone who is passionate about conservation, I decided to give it a go and rebrand the podcast to ‘boots on the ground’ and shed more light on brilliant conservation stories across Africa. My aim and purpose for this podcast is for it to be used as a resource by likeminded individuals who would want to effect positive change wherever they are in the world. Thank you. Please click this link


David Warren

Iam a Kenyan journalist from indigenous community living in Mau forest, Kenya. Having the journalism skills have worked in community radio station based at Mau forest area, which I was running five programs a week from January 2019 upto November 2020 under which I pulled back for a school continuation but due to school fees challenge I had become a freelancer Journalist. Having been in radio station for two years, I was able to advocate for environmental rights, which includes taking care of rivers and water towers. Planting of trees was part of my agenda on air and physically through frequent visits to the community. I was able as well to find a tree nursery volunteered by community members and we were able to plant more than 25,000 trees between the said period. Upto now, the trees we planted was able to retain the naturality of the forest it was already destroyed. Through social media, I was able to lobby youth to campaign against throwing of plastics and washing of clothes near rivers . Currently have been going on with frelelancing reporting which some mainstream media covered including planting of indigenous trees and fencing of the forest among others at the Mau forest in Nakuru county, Kenya. Recently I with other developed organizations we planted more than 2,000 trees, most recently at Mau forest, Kenya's high water tower and was attended by more than 250 youth and Community Forest association members who I lobbied through my WhatsApp forum, that is example of the work have been doing since early 2019. The inclusiveness of other media outlets was a boost because it has been actually featured in the mainstream media outlet in Kenya like Citizen tv, this totally matches with the theme "Environmental Crime" And it will really help me in continuing advocy of getting back Mau forest the same way it was many years before. It is a crime to sit down and see negative environmental activities like throwing of plastic papers into the river, cutting down of tree and building at the water tower. OGIEK community is indigenous community living in the Mau forest, they are minority group as well. The cutting down of trees by culprits, farming at the water banks and building of structures near water towers has directly affected Ogiek community who lived at the forest since time immemorial, eating honey which is their staple food and getting clean water. Cutting down of trees means that bee cannot get flowers to make honey, rainfall will not be sufficient. People are starving because of the same, cattle are getting less and children cannot get school fees which was sourced from selling of the cattle. I have been preaching against negative climatic change activities and advocating for environmental Justice; everyone is a witness of that. Planting of trees, cleaning of rivers and visiting locals with trees to plant. Through my large following, i was able to counter-check the cuting down of cedar trees to be used as fencing posts (for it's durability) and with the help of local security personnel thieves have been arrested and charged, that is some of the environmental justice have been advocating for. I will be implementing an initiative called 'Green War' initiative which it's objective will be to see a better Mau forest in the near future, or by the end of the year 2025. Some of the links of my work;


Brian Mungai

Hello I'm Brian Mungai best known as Blacky a passionate climate and environmental activists/advocate. I chose this journey of activism because of the urgency I saw on climate change, humans have been ignoring this change for decades and I just could not look the other way so I joined this fight for climate justice and I formed an organisation called The Pulse Movement a small youth led initiative based in Nakuru but we operate the whole of Kenya anywhere we are needed we avail. We are currently four months old but the impacts we have been making are massive but we can do more. This is a link to our Twitter page ; But I have been documenting alot of the activities on my personal twitter and Instagram accounts and here are the links; We are planning to hold an event dubbed Tree's for Peace Festival on 19th of June at Naivasha and we will be planting trees as sign of pledging to be peaceful before, during and after the general election and at the same time we would have contributed to the fight against climate change and also contribute to Kenya's 10% tree coverage plan by 2030. Thank you as you consider us in the nomination.


Baraka Nanzam

Iam Baraka nanzam,a student and a young environment activist from kitale,tranzoia county.Due to pollution in kitale I decided to form a group of young environment activist to fight against pollution in kitale town and tranzoia county.We held meetings every Friday morning to clean and plant trees in schools,churches,mosque , recreational centres .we also clean river kipsongo from plastic pollutions. We use biycles to stop air pollution.


Winnie Cheche

I Grew Up in Extreme Poverty and It Silenced Me. Defending Our Planet Gave Me Back My Voice. I believe that we are custodians of nature, and that it is our duty to protect it. Through my blog, which I started in February 2018, I do my best to promote awareness on sustainable living and wildlife conservation in Kenya. By participating in the various climate action-oriented innovations and activities by Kenyan youth, I tell their stories to inspire more people to be part of the solution. My goal is to enable or give people reasons to fall in love with our planet and wildlife. Environmental preservation and wildlife conservation holds the better part of my heart. I wish for a world where green is not just a colour but part of our existence, and where conservation doesn’t need policing but instead involves people willingly taking good care of our wildlife. I am lucky to have spent the best part of my childhood living next to Lake Nakuru National Park, in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, which allowed me access to wildlife and beauty while I was still very young. I also witnessed poaching, and poachers selling cheap game meat, because the meat from butcheries was somehow more expensive for most people in the neighborhood. My neighbors hid poachers and promoted these illegal trades. As I grew up, I understood how poaching caused a decrease in certain wildlife. We started seeing fewer types of animals from the fences, such as gazelle, and I started promoting awareness of the importance of staying away from poaching. At first, most people didn’t really understand it. Now, they ask questions, add their comments and opinions, and even tell me similar stories from their own experiences. Political instability robbed my parents of a lot while I was growing up, which forced us into extreme poverty. It was hard to be heard or even taken seriously when we didn’t have much back then. A lack of political will to address some of our challenges remains a problem in Kenya, but social media introduced a twist to it. If you are able to make good use of social media, then you are able to have your voice heard. Social media has helped me to promote education and awareness on the topics I am passionate about, and to connect to people doing the same. My passion for nature and wildlife led to my choice of pursuing a bachelor's degree, and I started studying wildlife management. I couldn’t wait to complete my studies and work in a wildlife field as a park warden or researcher. However, most of these jobs are heavily influenced by nepotism, so I looked for work for several years with no luck. I ended up taking what was available: a job as a call centre agent in a BPO (business process outsourcing). Despite the setback, there was no way I was going to let go of my passion for wildlife and nature. I started off with tweets and posts on matters concerning wildlife welfare and climate change issues. They were mainly my reactions towards what I saw in the news, or on the social media platforms. Most people have yet to give these two topics the attention they deserve. Education and awareness creation are seriously needed, while speaking up remains key. These gave birth to my activism. With time, I saw the posts and tweets didn’t allow me enough space to fully express what I needed people to understand. I wanted to share the importance of protecting our planet, especially wildlife. For example, the local media once referred to a stray elephant as "confused," choosing not to explain that the area was once a wildlife corridor that elephants used before. So I wanted to explain how it all started, what needs to be done, and preventions that needed to be in place. That's where blogging made more sense. I went ahead and created a website as a tool for my activism. I do my best to break down issues around sustainability and wildlife conservation in the simplest terms, with hope that I will reach more people and convince them to join the cause. I also tell stories of hope from what other people are doing towards achieving a better planet. This has led me to collaborate with more people and organisations in these fields, and we continue to help people understand issues around climate change, sustainability, and wildlife conservation. We help them see clearly the negative activities we engage in that are harmful to our planet, and take them through solutions to make our planet better. Our leaders need to acknowledge that climate change is already here with us, and it needs to be part of their daily conversations. We need them to make decisions that support climate action and not their greed. We already have climate refugees, and people who have lost a lot to the impact of climate change and will continue to suffer, as everyone else embraces a business-as-usual mentality. Just because you haven’t been hit yet, it doesn’t mean climate change is non-existent. It's already causing catastrophic problems, and we have limited time to act. Activists are not the enemy; they are just concerned people who are tired of doing and saying nothing as our planet burns. We need to embrace development practices that support the welfare of our environment: embracing clean energy, staying away from plastics, increasing our forest cover, supporting climate change education and awareness, and staying true to nationally determined contributions and greenhouse gas reduction targets. No action is too small when it comes to climate action. The simple act of carrying your reusable carrier bag, bottle, or cup means a lot to our planet. Embracing simple, sustainable acts at home is the beginning to the climate action we are yearning for as a planet. Climate change is a global challenge. We need to address it as a team.


Risper Asembo

The climate crisis has put the world in grave peril. It has become so difficult to know what calamity is bound to happen net when looking at the way the globe is responding to the climate emergency. For the last two decades, I used to assume that politicians and policy makers would take the matter more seriously if only there was more information about the impacts and consequences of a warming planet. Unfortunately, the climate crisis is treated normally despite the existence of numerous beautiful environmental policies in place. When I realized that humans are responsible for climate change and the extreme weather events it generates, a growing concern over the personal impacts of climate change challenged me to become an environmental advocate so that I can localize and personalize climate communication to engage young people (age 5-13) more effectively through environment and climate literacy in public primary schools. For me it is important to communicate information about the impacts of climate change, it is also important to conduct non-convectional climate actions when reaching out to children so that they can relate to and draw inspiration from. When I was in campus, I thought that science was all we needed, “That if we continued providing the scientific papers, that for some miraculous reason, leaders would read the papers.” “I thought that having enough information, leaders would be able to make rational decisions” But I quickly realized that “the world doesn’t work like this and most decisions are made in an irrational way.” In my third year of study in 2015, I managed to attend a tree planting ceremony that was organized by East Africa Wildlife Society at Kereita Forest. It was at this point that I finally realized what science communicators already know: that the relationship between how much people know about the climate crisis and how they act is not necessarily linear. Since then I have volunteered with some organizations and movements in Kenya and beyond like Hummingbird Greenpeace Africa, Global Youth Biodiversity Framework and Fridays For Future just to mention a few. The world has less than 10 years to halve carbon emissions to be on track to ensure global warming gets no higher than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But we are destroying rainforests and cutting down trees that help store carbon at an alarming rate, exacerbating climate change. In 2021 September, I applied for the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice, an initiative of Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance and I luckily secured a chance to attend the training for two weeks at Kenyatta University. My desire to understand the climate change story did not end there, in October 2021 I applied for the Climate Reality Corps Leadership training, a project founded by the former US Vice- President Al Gore. After the trainings I realized that I should not underestimate the power of my voice. I’m now a climate change activist under Fridays for Future Kenya and the Country Mentor Volunteer at the Africa Climate Reality Project in support of action to prevent deforestation and join well-designed efforts to plant new trees to defend the planet. I founded Beyond the Trails Kenya in June 2020 , a youth led initiative with focus on Sustainable Development Goals 13, 14 and 15 respectively. In this regard, I’m involved in school outreach program for environmental education. I’m ambitious to grow 10 million trees in support of the UN’s Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, which aims to restore, protect, or plant 1 trillion trees by 2030. I believe that education is an essential factor in the ever more urgent global fight against climate change. To stimulate their curiosity about the natural world and their concern for the health of the planet, I promote environment and climate literacy. Today, Beyond the Trails Kenya has managed to reach out to 5,000 learners and has planted over5,000 trees in Narok and Nairobi counties respectively. Winning the Hummingbird Kenya ward will be a bold step in my 2022’s tree planting calendar because I will be excited to plant with children the 1,000 seed balls.


Saadia Edin

Am saadia my hometown is in isiolo I love nature have planting tree in my community and neighborhood since the area I live is quite dry though lots of people don't appreciate it and they ain't interested in I know someday I will be in a position where the work I do is appreciated and I recently joined spice worrior Kenya am a volunteer I know things will be great for me in the end need your suppors


Luundo wa Luundo Dieu Merci

I am member of Vijana Twaweza Club together with other thirty-nine members we are trying to solve issues caused by inadequate food in Kakuma refugee camp through fish farming, crickets farming, crops production and fruit trees planting. In November 2020 we were able to distribute fruit to tree to a group of youth In Kakuma refugee camp and we are still monitoring them and advising them on how to make fruit trees survive. We have at the other planted different fruit trees in our areas such lemon, dragon fruits, passion fruit, apple, mango and water melons. Situated in a semi-arid area, Kakuma at large has some few trees such neem trees and prosopis juliflora. Today remaining trees are in danger because of deforestation. Vijana Twaweza Club soon is going to start sessions with leaders and some members of the community in Kakuma to promote afforestation through permaculture philosophy. Please feel free to see our activities at LinkedIn and Facebook through the name Vijana Twaweza Club.


Brian Gisore Nyabuti

Brian Gisore Nyabuti was born and raised in kibera, Nairobi County 24 years ago. In 2017 December, he started a community based organizations called Slums going green and clean. Since the inception of the CBO, the organization has been able to impact the community positively. Most of the youth in Kibera were jobless at the time, he saw the need of leadership, engaged them on crime and drugs issues .Many parents had lost their sons and daughters through crime and drugs related cases in Kibera. He saw a gap where he could empower his peers through fighting global warming and still earn an income from waste management . A small number managing waste in a small area was initiated, But with time it has grown from 0 to 1500 households, whose waste is collected on a daily basis. There is a a team of 100 + west manager in Kibera community and a total 340 members. He has been able to initiate and run a community based organization ‘Slums Going Green and Clean “for more than 4 years without funding .Has revolutionize waste to the new Gold that people in the slums now treasure, earn from it, take it seriously .The community of Kibra is now awakening to Eco-Consciousness .He has been able to give people a living stream of ideas on how to earn from waste eg. By using their creativity, selling the waste, segregating it, recycling to other durable more useful products. Future ambitions, to create Community centers to empower the community, better, affordable access to healthcare service, a greener , more cleaner ,healthier environment with a robust population . Having been born and raised, schooled in Kibra is just in itself a wonderful experience that has shaped him to be what he is today. As a young man growing in the slum, he saw many challenge son his way to school, poor roads environmental degradation, dense population, dumpsite everywhere. Seeking healthcare service was a challenge since most people lack insurances and the private health clinics are expensive for majority of the population.


Khali Sarr

My name is Khali Sarr. I am an environmentalist, proudly working with The Millennial environmentalist. I am the one in charge of public relations. I help in spreading the good news of saving mother nature to everyone who is on social media via all platforms. I participate in tree planting in various places but mostly in schools. I have participated with a team in donating seedlings and seed balls. I also participated in waste management by cleaning the environment for example collecting plastics, bags and all the trash people throw out especially in drainages and rivers.


Francis Waweru

The evidence and impacts of climate change in Kenya are clearly visible today in the form of increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Therefore, addressing climate variability and change is fundamental for the long-term success of development and its sustainability. This is what drove me to start and also take part in conservation activities as well as tree planting and climate action activism. I have taken part in occasional clean up activities on dirty environs especially plastic infested areas and sensitization of locals on importance of clean and plastic free environment, restoration of Nairobi National Park forest cover and our recent and ongoing project is greening the arid and semi arid lands in Olkiramatian Kajiado County. I enjoy every bit of conservation activities and partner up with organizations or individuals that share similar mindset. Some of my conservation stories are in website where I volunteer. I have also taken part in tree planting activities with Nairobi National Park, MITI alliance and attended seminars on plastic waste management. I end my conservation story by quoting the late Wangari Maathai , "if you destroy nature, nature will destroy you". Let us strive to sustainably conserve earth as it it our only home planet . Links to my works in collaboration with




Thomas Odeyo

When I was a boy, I only knew of a few national parks from textbooks. Apart from them, we tended to see nature as something that existed in the distant countryside, which was not much fun. But there is now. I am all grown up and visiting all these parks in the country, with a purpose and goals- to preserve and conserve what we have in the country. Nature will not be allowed to die out; I need it to stay alive for our children and grandchildren too. By joining Nature Kenya, I have been able to help maintain our natural environment in a better condition. Every year, Nature Kenya organizes a wide range of activities to promote awareness of conservation issues and protect our nature treasures. As part of the Samaki Working group and Nature Kenya, we recently took part in an exhibition to highlight the significance of wetlands in urban areas. It allowed people to observe and appreciate the beauty of our wetlands, which are more than just pools for fish: these areas contain so much more than that. We have a responsibility to take care of it.


Titian Shilwanyi Amboso

I am 7 years old. I practice Environmental conservation through tree planting, waste collection and environmental awareness. I have planted trees in Nairobi National Park. I have educated my friends in school about good waste management. I collect seeds and plant them too. I love the environment. I follow my aunt whenever she is going for environmental activities.


Rukia Ahmed Abdi

Hello,am Rukia Ahmed ,a teen climate activist and Environmentalist from Northern part of kenya(Semi arid area that is highly affected by Climate change).I grew up in a village in Wajir county where rain comes once in a blue moon.The temperatures are always extremely high.There is no difference between the months of the year since we don't have any specific month where we experience temperature fall or rainfalls.My community (Somali) are pastoralists and most of them are not educated ,personally l am the only Educated girl in my big family (polygamous)They don't understand the importance of educating girls.My community faces frequent droughts and famine due to climate crisis.Their live stocks are mostly affected ones and even at times humans die due to hunger.Despite these Environmental consequences they are facing,they still take part in deforestation,use of plastics and they don't understand the importance of planting trees and conserving the Environment.The main source of domestic fuel is fire wood and charcoal which are product of trees.Our leaders too don't intervene in these issues.I realized that as an individual l can be the Change maker in my community as far as Environment is concerned.I started at an early age where we came up with Environmental club and Health club in my primary school, together with my classmates l will plant trees in school,take part in clean up activities and encourage others in conserving the Environment.I got scholarship to go to high school in the capital city(Nairobi).My motivation to be an Environmentalist aroused when l saw how the environment in Nairobi is totally different from that of my village.l got hope that l can still do something to give back to my community.l got actively engaged in Environmental conservation programs such as campaigns, school strike,clean up exercise, recycling activities,tree planting and creating awareness on the environment.During the holidays l will do the same activities in my home county.l was able to bring on board other teenagers to join me in my Environmental activities.l focused on creating awareness and educating people on the need for Environmental conservation.Most people got convinced as they could relate with it practically.I also challenged our leaders to have concern for Environmental issues and address them .I got support from most of our neighbors,family and classmates whom together we used to do Environmental activities.I also volunteered with organizations that focused on Environmental issues e.g JPIC-FA where l have been an lnterfaith youth school Environmental program leader and volunteer for over 5 years.Currently l am a first year student at Mount Kenya University pursuing Education science (Mathematics and Biology)and the vice chairperson of environmental club where l introduced the Birthday tree planting campaign (we planted trees for all our members on their respective birthdays)in less than a year we managed to plant over 200 trees.We nurture the trees as well by allocating members who will water them on daily basis.I am still taking part in Environmental volunteerism where l join hands with organizations and individuals who are conserving the environment. I also took part in Environmental Education programs which are offered by UNEP and other organizations.l recently received certificate from UNEP for taking part in 4 months Program called Youth Empowerment Training Initiative (YETI)where l have done three biodiversity courses and a report among a group of four youths.I am also active on social media platform such as Twitter where l voice out for the environment and l share my Environmental progress and create awareness as well as Educate people on climate change.I am motivated by the hummingbird story by the late professor Wangari Mathai and l call myself a hummingbird and reborn Wangari Mathai. .


George Ogol Odira

My name is George Ogol, I am 12 years old. I am in Langata West primary school. I live in Langata in Rubia estate. My home has a kitchen garden in which we grow Sukuma wiki and spinach for domestic use. I use drip irrigation to conserve water in my home. Drip irrigation involves watering plants to make them grow healthy as this gives us vegetables and also helps in taking care of the water sources that we use every day. When I do drip irrigation, I get clean bottles, fill them with water and take to the kitchen garden to water the plants. These vegetables grow to feed the family that is my conservation story on how I practice water conservation in my environment.


Mwangi Muruga

My name is Mwangi Muruga. I am eleven years old. I am a grade six boy in Langata West primary school which is located in Nairobi County. I started planting trees at the age of six years old. The first tree planting was in January 24th 2016. At school I participate in the environmental club. It is our duty to protect the trees and water them. The reason why I started to plant trees is because I want to save the world from global warming and also trees provide us with oxygen, electricity, firewood and gives us rainfall. In our school if you break or cut a tree you will bring twenty empty packets of milked for potting in the school nursery. My brother is the founder of a group called The Millennial Environmentalists, they go to different schools and protected areas such as parks and forests to plant trees. They also teach the pupils and community about the importance of environment. Last year we went to Nairobi national park and planted 3000 trees. Both my sisters and I planted 50 trees and above. My brother tells us if you eat fruits, take the seed dry them and the plant them. At our balcony we plant fruits seedlings when they germinate, we take them to the farm and when they produce fruits, we eat them. If we cut down trees we will have no water, food, rainfall and also animals shall not have a home and will die of hunger. In our school, the teacher in charge of the environmental club is called Mrs. Olilo. She encourages us to plant trees. She told us if we conserve the trees we shall not suffer. I like to volunteer in community service in picking up all the rubbish and take plastics and recycle them. The meaning of the 3Rs id recycle, reuse and reduce this is another way of conservation. When I grow up I want to plant as many trees as possible. When people continue hunting and poaching, they will make all species go extinct such as northern white rhino which are only 3 in the whole world. If we continue h=that way we will hurt mother nature and all the species remaining. We must work together to stop deforestation and do reafforestation. We should stop throwing trash into the rivers, lakes, oceans and dams. After hearing about Wangari Maathai, I wanted to be just like her. She was one of the first people to plant 30 million trees in Kenya. If we use cotton bags and not plastic bags, we will reduce water pollution. When I used to be a small kid, I used to eat sweets and throw the papers down. I was told to pick all of the papers around there for a lesson. Be green, plant trees and help save the world from global warming.


Tricia Gathoni

Hi, My Name is Muruga Tricia Gathoni. I am thirteen years and live in Kajiado county. I am in standard eight in Langata West Primary School. My school is at Langata sub-county. I want to tell you about my conservation story. In my school I participate in activities and I’m also a scout leader and a member of the environmental club. In my school, as environmentalists we go round the school compounds and collect papers. We separate things that can be recycled and the ones that cannot. It all started when I used to eat a sweet and put the paper in my pocket for proper disposal. Whenever I was traveling, I never forget to carry a paper bag where I could keep all my trash and dispose them nicely. As a scout leader I co-operated with the scout’s teacher and plan for hikes and also plant trees in bare areas which don’t experience enough rainfall. I was encouraged more by the members of The Millennial Environmentalist [T.M.E] in the way they coordinate and come together to accomplish what they want . They travel from one place to another and in different schools planting and growing trees. The first tree I ever planted was in our school with the scouts and the members of the environmental club thanks to the T.M.E, they brought us two hundred different types of trees. The second tree I planted was at Kenya Wildlife Service at the Nairobi National Park. The third time put up a nursery where I could eat fruits and put there seed outside to sundry, after the seeds were dry the day, we would plant them in containers. When we would go to my grandparents for our visit, we could take a time to plant the seedlings with my grandmother. Conserving tress is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. Preserving of trees also means as protecting them from human use. When we eat any kind of fruit we should take the seeds to dry so that they can be ready for planting . As for me I like engaging in events such as planting trees or travelling round the parks to see some of the wild animals. We need trees in our lives when we cut down trees, we end up lacking water and even food and we all know that water and food is life. As a member of environmental club, I know that trees attract rainfall. We need rainfall so that our farmers may have good growth of their foods. When we cut down trees we are doing deforestation and we are also making our wild animals and birds lose their home. After hearing the story of Wangari Muta Maathai, I convinced myself to be like her and plant more trees like her. In my school I have received certificates to show that I participated in planting and conserving of trees. When I grow up, I want to stop the cutting down of trees and hunting of animals. In the past four years of my life since standard four I have gone with my brother to plant thousand of trees with the members of the T.M.E. There I have learned we should plant more trees to stop global warming. I also like participating in clearance of the trenches and rivers around my school and my home. We should all remember to volunteer in cleanups in your community. Even though we are young we can do greater changes . Stay healthy .Plant and grow trees. Thank you.


Paul Picasso

My conservation story starts at the end of 2019 when I discovered I had a passion for Woodworking which is the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes cabinet making (cabinetry and furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning. It all began late 2019 when I wanted to move out and I figured I needed some basic furniture like a bed and a chair and I figured why not just make my own furniture? furniture that would either save space or transform into something else that was functional. I started making the furniture and as I progressed more and more people showed interest in my work and would comission custom orders and I got to build my skills as a woodworker. As time progressed I got to see and understand the importance of our natural finite resources particularly wood and I became more conscious about the environment and how I could help conserve it. My first step was using as much recycled wood as I could such as pallet wood and repurposing it into furniture and second was joining as many cleanups and tree planting activities as I could as well as educating myself and others about the importance of conserving our natural resources. Together with the Rotaract club of Nairobi Parklands I have participated in a few tree planting and cleanup exercises such as the tree planting at Kerarapon primary school where we planted 300 trees, a joint Rotaract cleanup from Multimedia university to Bomas of Kenya, Ndaragwa school tree marathon where we planted 8520 trees and most recently planting of 100 trees at Prudence rescue center in Kitengela for a total of over 9000 trees


Esther Wambui Ngariuri

Hello there may name is Esther. I have Planted over 2750 trees

Involved in tree planting initiatives in order to conserve environment in various schools for example Kerarapon primary and secondary school, St. Elizabeth primary and secondary school just to mention a few. Assisted by sharing with others about the Green Movement across the country.


Ryan Ngui

Water conservation is the carefully use and preservation of water supply. Water is an essential asset for all life forms, for example fish can not live without water. We need water for our survival, if there is no water there would not be any food. Because everybody knows that fruits, cereals and vegetables can not grow without water. We would still have meat but it would cause deficiency diseases. Water is essential to agricultural industries. As the population increases there has been serious tension on water resources, unlike electricity water can be reused again and again. Another way of conserving water is mulching. We can also conserve water by building dams, it helps us in irrigation schemes. An example of an irrigation scheme in Kenya is the seven forks dam. Water is the most important natural resource that living things needed. But at the same time, it has also been misused and wasted. The average adult human body comprises of 50-65 percent of water. Plants help the ecosystem and produce the oxygen necessary to keep us healthy. Additionally trees are mostly used for timber,paper and a lot more. Water conservation has become an essential practise in every part of the world, even in regions where water appears to be enough. Conserving water saves energy. Energy is important to heat,filter and pump water into the house. Conserving water can save you money. If you have a water meter, the less water you use, the less money you will pay for the water. Consuming less water keeps more in our environments and aid with keeping wetland habitats best for creatures. Lack of access to clean water has caused deaths worldwide. Some get infected with waterborne diseases. We should prevent water pollution so as to conserve water, an example of water pollution is untreated sewage. Saving water means a lot to humans and all the species on earth. If we conserve water we may use it for future droughts. We should conserve water so that we could have a long and healthy life. As the saying goes "save water save life"

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