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By Enock Okong’o

Parents and teachers have been asked to instill in their children a culture of planting and protecting trees in order to avert climate change and its adverse effects.

Kenyenya Secondary School Principal, Lawrence Makori was addressing students from four schools at as he launched a tree planting campaign among the schools.

“I want each of you to use this short rains season to plant trees in your schools and homes,” he said.

The Principal who doubles as a Chemistry teacher asked communities to avoid deforestation and other detrimental land activities.

He revealed that other agents of climate change include variation in the earth’s orbit, radiation and changes in the oceanic circulations.

Ben Makori of St. Angela Girls School elaborated how the volcanic eruptions release large amounts of volcanic ash, dust and sulphur which also contribute to climate change.

He also revealed that chlorofluorocarbon in the air from industrial emissions damage the ozone layer contributing to the same.

Youths Action on Climate Change group chairman Nickson Matwetwe asked the youth to be at the forefront of protecting the environment.

Matwetwe said that his group had identified Kenyenya, Eberege, Igorera, St Angela Sengera and Machongo Secondary schools to spearhead the tree planting activities in the region.

He appealed to all Principals and their Management Committees to support the course because it is a call to increase the forest cover in the country.

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