World Environment day Update - Youth Environment Network (YEN) Zambia
During the 2009 commemoration of World Environment Day activities, Youth Environment Network (YEN) - Zambia partnered with the Copperbelt University, School of Natural Resources to conduct a tree planting activity at the CBU Campus after securing 100 plants from the Forestry Research in Kitwe and also with the support of the Lecturers from the school of natural Resources we managed to hold an Interactive climate change workshop which was well attended by the students from various fields of study.
Apart from these we also participated in the march past and read out one of the key note speeches for world environment Day 2009.
In conducting all these activities we involved the ZNBC Kitwe studios and other media groups such as the post newspaper, the Zambia daily Mail and the local radio stations in raising the much needed awareness about the importance of world environment day and other conservational matters affecting our country.
With the last year’s participation in world environment day activities and setting up our Copperbelt office in Kitwe, our organization has built a strong network in the province which even saw us setting up an environmental club in Chililabombwe, October 2009.