World Environment Day (WED) 2014

Jul 17, 2014   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on World Environment Day (WED) 2014

 

JEEP celebrates the World Environment Day

JEEP organized and celebrated – The World Environment Day event at St. Lugalama Church of Uganda Ntinda town on the 5th June 2014. JEEP invited many schools ,different churches , neighboring villages,  and partner organizations. The theme of the event was

“Raise your voice, Save Uganda’s Fragile Eco System )

The event attracted community residents and schools. Pupils attended and participated in big numbers like Kigoowa Infants Primary School, Kisaasi Primary School ,Davjan Primary School ,and Kalinabiri Secondary School . Among the organizations; Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) members attended like Okello Vicent. ′

JEEP exhibited the following technologies which included; small solar lamps and big solar installations, solar toys, fuel saving mud stoves, hay baskets, water filters, reused plastic materials, barbecue, Top Lit Up Draft (TLUD) stove, different tree species among others exhibited as shown bellow in the pictures.

Community residents, most of whom were women visited the tables to learn how hay baskets work, water filters and the dangers of using kerosene (tadooba lamps) which causes health damaging effects.

National Celebration of World Environment Day (WED) took place on  June 6th, 2014

On the 6th of June 2014 JEEP staff went to Kaliro district to commemorate the national 2014 World Environment Day organized by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). The (WED) event was postponed from 5th/06/2014 to 6th/06/2014 because President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda delivered the State of the Nation Address at Serena Hotel focusing on the socio-economic transformation of Uganda.

In Kaliro district, the Guest of Honour, His Excellence the Vice President of Uganda Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi visited exhibitor’s stalls and thanked the exhibiting organizations for promoting technologies which help conserve the environment.

JEEP exhibited diverse energy saving technologies which included; energy saving household mud stoves, Sarai cookers, TLUD (Top Lid Up Draft) Mwoto stoves, hay basket flasks, solar lamps, household solar systems, efficient charcoal stoves, briquettes, water filters.

JEEP exhibited renewable energy technology products whereby pupils and students from different schools had the opportunity to learn about renewable energy and the importance of environmental conservation through visiting the exhibition tables. JEEP is ensuring that Uganda’s fragile ecosystem is saved through educating pupils, students and the communities – the future generation!

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