The project aims to educate young people in educational institutions about climate change, protection and conservation of the environment, as well as combating climate change at the local and national levels. Thanks to the development of environmental clubs created in schools, project participants can constantly learn and deal with environmental issues, take action and work to improve the climate.
1) To determine the circle of activists and educational institutions to work with during the project.
2) to create environmental clubs in educational institutions.
3) to regularly hold training seminars on environmental and climate education: waste management, including how to compost household waste and how to produce biogas, as well as in general on the topic of climate change and the necessary work to combat these changes.
4) to organize events on environmental topics - planting trees to improve the climate, collecting and sorting waste, and others.
5) to systematically expand the list of educational institutions and young activists who are ready to join the environmental agenda.
The project started in 2021 in Cameroon. At that time, 7 city schools were involved, covering about 8,000 students. 5 environmental clubs have been established and over 700 trees have been planted in Yaoundé. In 2022, the initiative was extended to Douala, where five schools were involved, an additional 4,500 students participated in the project, three eco-clubs were established, and 150 trees were planted to mitigate climate change. To date, 200 trash cans have been donated to schools for proper sorting and collection of waste. The Green Earth Initiative is now a national project for students and youth in all 10 regions of Cameroon. In the next 10 years, the authors of the project plan to reach about 50,000 young people, plant 15,000 trees and organize environmental clubs throughout the country.