World Environmental Day: 5th June 2018

Spotlight on Africa was invited to participate in this event which was held on the Mbale cricket ground. The Minister for the Environment was the guest of honour and many other organisations, institutions and Embassies joined in.

The theme this year was BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION, focusing on reducing single use plastic.

Spotlight was able to share some of our best practices including organic waste collection for crop production, metal recycling and reusing plastic bottles for micro gardening. Other recycling projects include our micro fishing ponds, plastic chicken houses and pit latrine covers made out of old jerrycans.

Our challenge now is to scale up some of these best practices and to reach out to populations that are high consumers of plastic bags, bottles and other equipment.

Here are some great photos of the day along with a youtube video featuring our CHPs marching, proudly holding our banner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kG88viJjtg

    Bosco, one of the CHPs in Bukasakya, displaying micro garden. We are able to grow onions, carrots, beets and other veg

 

Bosco, one of the CHPs in Bukasakya, displaying micro garden. We are able to grow onions, carrots, beets and other veg

 Micro gardening demonstration

Micro gardening demonstration

    Waste collection bags made by our carpentry trainees. One of the trainees was explaining to the guests how the concept works

 

Waste collection bags made by our carpentry trainees. One of the trainees was explaining to the guests how the concept works

       The French Ambassador, Stephani Riviol (Centre-EU representative) admiring the SoA-UF bottle door. She was impressed by everything that SoA show cased

 

 

The French Ambassador, Stephani Riviol (Centre-EU representative) admiring the SoA-UF bottle door. She was impressed by everything that SoA show cased

    CHPs proudly holding our banner during the march. The event was covered by both national and East African television stations.

 

CHPs proudly holding our banner during the march. The event was covered by both national and East African television stations.