Amidst the rising concerns about Global Warming, it’s very little we tend to do apart from ‘Talking the Walk’ and lamenting the Governments’ or Organizations, but what role are we playing as individuals? Don’t we have a collective responsibility towards the future generations. Day in Day out the Ice caps keep on melting, global temperatures ever rising, the glaciers declining at alarming rates atop of Mountains evidently as seen on Mt. Kilimanjaro, bush fires to mention but a few.
Sadly Global warming is not selective and as such the whole globe stands to be affected by the choices of mankind, as such both flora and fauna stand to lose due to the exploitation of our natural resources and the carelessness we possess, hoping that someone else will sort out our mess.
In my opinion we should all take responsibility, in fact as Kenyans our national anthem is indeed an inspiration ‘Natujenge taifa letu’ to all of us and as such we can set a precedence and a strong example for the entire Global population, it is without doubt that we Kenyans have an ‘unbwogable’ spirit evident from our victories in Marathons.
As such this is also a race to save our planet, and if we all awaken our spirit and participate I am sure with the Almighty’s blessing we will turn out to be victors while demonstrating very strong leadership skills for the world to follow suit.
Not only would Kenya be dominant on the World map but also the gratuity that would be bestowed upon our Nation for many years to come for the dedicated commitment and unified desire to change and improve the lives of mankind, animal and plant life on earth by painting the globe green and as such will benefit our future generations and empower them.
With the right motivation and influence the results would be marvelous. I would once again echo the suggestion by many notable personalities the likes of Prof. Wangari Mathai to plant trees, though going a mile ahead proactively I would commend growing fruit trees.
For instance Pawpaw trees considering our tropics and the coastal background. Now correlating with the Devastation at hand due to the COVID -19 Pandemic, several livelihoods have been affected with loss of employment and huge pay cuts faced by many, as such fruits can be an alternative to the daily sustenance of our brethren within our borders and beyond.
In regards to my choice for Pawpaw trees I understand that it takes about 9 – 10 months to fruit, and it does quite well in tropical climates and as a bonus amidst the pandemic it would also establish food security provided that we can all work hand in hand with compassion, thus it won’t be wrong to say that we got two birds with one stone.
Apart from what has been mentioned above just as an additional reminder trees play a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint, they also serve as a natural habitat for birds and animals while giving us shade and acting as wind breakers, as such please don’t delay any further and just start decorating any such reasonable space within your reach with fruit trees.
It just takes a seed to do the right deed. Go ahead and best wishes from the entire globe.