By Alice Lubwama
As Uganda joins the rest of the world today 25TH to cerebrate the Earth Hour a global campaign to protect the planet and environment, world wide fund Uganda an conservation organization is targeting the youth in higher institutions of learning to see that they spread the message to their contemporaries across the country.
Speaking to students of Makerere University, the country director world wide fund Uganda David Duli said that the youth forming the biggest percentage of Uganda’s population they need to understand the
negative effects of climate change caused by activities done in the environment and see how they can be averted.
Duli says that Uganda is a signatory to the Paris global agreement which commits countries to reduce the global warning of 1.5 degrees Celsius in 2016 to less than 2degrees Celsius.
Earth hour is held worldwide every year to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet and this always happens from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
The campaign started in Sydney, Australia, as a single-city event in 2007 when two million people switched off their lights to show their concern for the environment and nature.
PhotoCredit: Sustainability – University of Melbourne