Leveraging on innovation as a smart way to involve more young people in environmental advocacy and involvement, an environmental advocacy group, ‘My Environment My Wealth’ is set to launch ‘Green Games In Nigeria.’
According to the initiator, Wonne Afronelly, “Green Games is aimed at changing the mindset of Nigerians regarding waste management, indiscriminate disposal and other environmental issues.”
“We recognise the need for an over-haul of the people’s mindset; we hope to educate the subconscious of Nigerians through the Green Games, however, we want to begin with Port-Harcourt.”
Associating the Green Games with Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs 4, 13, 15 and 17, Ms. Wonne hopes to educate the subconscious of young ones to imbibe ecocentric values that allow for the environmental sustainability.
The launch, according to a statement issued by Alli Sheriffdeen Abiola, the programme which is first of its kind in Nigeria, will take place at Den Bec School, Rumuokoro, Port Harcourt South- South Nigeria on Friday, 15th December, 2017.
By Alli Sheriffdeen Abiola