Today, 5th June is World Environment Day, a day celebrated every year around the world to encourage awareness and action for the environment. This year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, highlights the global citizen’s responsibility towards sustainable living as a way of securing our future; one …
21-year old Yoosuf Zayan shares his experience of the Nature Walk organized by UNDP during this year's World Environment Day Celebrations in Villingili.
“There were so many things about trees that I didn’t know before. [Trees] that I thought were useless had so many different uses that I didn’t know before,” he tells us.
The Maldives houses a globally significant biological diversity, an ecological setup that has benefited Maldivians for generations. However, with modernization, new threats are emerging which may disrupt this setup. In order to ensure the sustainable use of these resources, UNDP, through its various initiatives, have sought to garner public attention around the need for conservation.
Read more about UNDP's story on the first Nature Walk and the importance of conservation:
“Really?!” young Yoosuf Zayan was left amazed when he was told of the white fruit of Half Flower Tree (locally referred as ‘Magoo gas’), a plant found near any beach of the Maldives, was a traditional healing agent used to prevent reddening of eyes from swimming.
A key milestone in the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme was achieved recently with the formation of the Laamu Working Group (LWG). The Laamu Working Group consists of representatives from Island councils of all 12 islands of Laamu Atoll and representatives from the Atoll Council, Women’s Development Committees, sector focal points, civil society, private sector and other key stakeholders closely linked to the implementation of the programme.
Through its work, the Group will seek to ensure effective coordination and support to the programme at the local level as well as to work with the Programme to provide valuable guidance on local perspectives.
20 recycled aluminum cans can be made with the energy it takes to manufacture one brand new one. If you are passionate about recycling, join the global community in its push to encourage sustainable consumption: http://bit.ly/1BbQev3#7BillionDreams#WED2015#mv4env