Karen Kimani vows to continue Wangari Maathai's legacy
Karen Kimani vows to continue Wangari Maathai's legacy
a person who is concerned about protection of environment or a person who considers environment, as opposed to heredity, has the primary influence on the development of a person or group
But there are two commonly known and accepted types of environment- Natural or geographical environment , and Man-made environment.
WHY IS ENVIRONMENT SO IMPORTANT
Environment plays an important role in healthy living and existence of life on planet earth.
-Earth is a home for different living species and we all are dependent on environment for
food, air, water and other needs
-Therefore, it is important for every individual to save and protect environment
WHAT IS A REFLECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
-An environment is a place we conduct every activity.it is a natural space
where humans, animals and plants species operates and lives.
-The apparent health of environment provides those that lives in a healthy existence.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENT IN HUMAN LIFE
-Environment plays an important role in the healthy living of human beings. it matters because ITS ONLY HOME THAT HUMANS HAVE, AND PROVIDES air, food and other needs.
-Humanity's entire life support system depends on the well -being of all environment
CHARACTERISTICS OF ENVIROMENT
-A person's environment includes at least the following components:
.visible light heat
.pharmaceuticals and healthy maintenance.
IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
-Air pollution . While air quality has improved greatly in last 50 years, still remains an issue in many major cities with large population...
-Deforestation. Each year, the U.S . population grows by more than 1,700,000 peoples..
-Natural resource depletion
TYPE OF ENVIROMENT DO WE LIVE IN?
-Most human habitats are in the same sorts of place as animals habitats, like
FORESTS AND GRASSLANDS, but humans and animals live in a very different kinds
of shelter. Both humans and animals needs shelter for survive, but what humans thinks of as
their shelter and home is very different from what animals think of as home.
HOW DO WE DEPEND ON THE ENVIRONMENT?
In order to obtain the ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THEIR SURVIVAL, humans depend on the
environment. food, drinking water, fiber for clothing, timber, coal and natural gas are some
of major resource. human also utilize different aspects of environment to develop their civilization.
WHAT MAKES AN ENVIRONMENT HEALTHY:
cleaning air, stables climate, adequate water, sanitation
and hygiene, safe use of chemicals, protection from radiation,
healthy and safe workplaces, sound agriculture practices, healthy-supportive cities
and built environments, and a preserved nature all preserved nature are
all prerequisites for health.
ROLES OF HUMAN IN ENVIRONMENT?
Human needs to interact with the environment to obtain our food, water, fuels, medicine,
building materials and many other things.
Advances in science and technology have helped us to exploit the environment for our
benefits, but we have also introduced pollution and caused environmental damage.
kenyan child environmentalist
stop littering our beaches with plastics
I DONT' LIKE IT 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL URGUES KENYANS TO STOP LITTERING BEACHES.
-Karen Kimani has urgued kenyans to stop littering beaches.
.Karen Kimani, a 9-year-old-girl conservationist whose family visted the coast during the christmas festivities, has expressed her displeasure at the current state of public beaches. in a video that has been going round on social media, the girl stated that there were too many plastics bottles at the beach and called for responsible behavior from Kenyans.
' i went to the beach with my family and we saw plastic all over...i do not like what they (some kenyans) are doing said Kimani. she acknowledged the government's effort in planting trees but stressed the importance of having clean beaches as well. they are planting trees which is a good thing but they should also pay attention to beaches and stop littering'; said Kimani.
Kimani further added that plastics waste poses a threat to marine life and has far-reaching consequences. 'the fish can eat the plastic and die', she said according to her father Henry Kimani, Karen has been passiaonate about the environmental since she was five and has been researching on how to make the world a better place via an initiative dubbed 3Rs which focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling plastic. she currently the minister for Environment at her school, Harvest view academy in Embakasi, and has been working closely with environmental CS Keriako Tobiko.
she also models and her work mainly focuses on improving the environment via different initiatives including tree planting and recycling', said Kimani
in 2019 she represented kenya in the Little Miss and Mr United World in Tenerife, Spain. during her debt walk down the runway, her plastics bottle-themed outfit and monologue on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling (3R) plastics won her silver award.
KAREN KIMANI IN THE COMPANY OF ENVIRONMENT CS KERIAKA TOBIKO
Online, netizens were full of praise for the girl, some saying these are the fruits of the competency-based cirriculum [CBC]/ which focuses on the needs and potential of individual learners under a flexible framework.
Karen Kimani vows to continue Wangari Maathai' legacy
Karen Wanjiru Kimani, a six-year-old model and environmentalist is set to represent
Kenya in the little miss world event in Spain.
RAISING A YOUNG ACHIEVER IS NO MEAN FEAT
It took a week for Karen Wanjiru Kimani to design and put together an outfit made out of re-usable carrier bags. For days, the then five-year-old
would forgo playing with other children and instead stay in the house cutting and meticulously joining fabric during the August holidays last year. Two months later, she would strut on a runway, showcasing her ecofriendly outfit as part of little Miss Kenya modelling contest. her effort paid off as she emerged winner in the environment category.
At six years, wanjiru has exhibited great interest in environmental conservation and prowess in modelling.
The young girl, who has been running an innovation eco-project on reducing, reusing and recycling [3Rs] waste is set to represent the country LITTLE MISS WORLD FESTIVAL in SPAIN this october.
I would like people to know that when they do not properly dispose of waste, it will eventually end up in our rivers. this will hurt aquatic life, such as fish, she says her mother, ANN NJERI, says seeing her daughter's enthusiasm in pursuing her talents gives her an overwhelming sense of pride. She has been supportive of her daughter's interests and encouraged her to pursue them. Njeri says being there for her talented daughter has taken a huge amount of sacrifice and hard-work.
The mother of three noticed that her lastborn child showed great creativity when posing for photographs. 'She effortlessly posed well for photos. some people who come across her photo on social media throught she had been trained to do the same, says Njeri the young girl was also keen in keeping the environment clean. Wanjiru was conscious about properly disposing waste. After eating, she would tidy up. she would get worked up if her elder brother and sister littered the house or carelessly waste away, Njeri adds.
She remembers how excited she was to see her daughter's interest in modelling. as a young girl, i had dreamit of either becoming an air hostess or a model. unfortunately, i ended up giving up on these dreams since my parents could not afford to enroll me for further education to pursue these courses she recalls.
we paid sh 5000 to enroll her for modelling classes. commuting every weekend and buying her outfits were other additional costs;
ts in the international pageant that will have participants from over 30 countries, the financial demand have become more. to take part in the competition Wanjiru requires about sh600,000 cost including, air travel, visa process and accomodation.the amount is to be footed by her parents and not the conveners of the event.
Meanwhile, Njeri recognises she has to be deliberate about helping her daughter balance between her talents and her studies
fortunately for Wanjiru, most of modelling practice is done during weekends and holidays, thus it does not interfere with her studies.
as for her eco-griendly projects, she does it as part of class activities in school. Njeri's priority is to raise a healthy and all rounded child by encouraging her to pursue her interests and remainding her to enjoy her childhood. She works together with Wanjiru to set goals. this includes setting time for her modelling practice or deciding what to do for eco-friendly projects. Once the goal are set, the parents' role shift to helping her archive these goals by proving what she needs and holding her to account. As days draw close to the Spain contest, Njeri is worried that her and Wanjiru's father, a counsellor, maynot raise the hefty amount on their own and that their daughter's dream of respresnting the country in the international pageant may be short-lived.. she appeals for finacial support from the public adding that, when Wanjiru goes and flies the Kenyan Flag, it will be a moment of pride for not only her, but for the entire country.
Princess Karen Wanjiru
little Tek International Ambassador
7-YEAR-OLD CEO TO REPRESENT KENYA AT EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL EVENT.
Karen wanjiru Kimani is not typical 7-year old. despite her age, this has been taking the world by storm.
in 2o19 she become the youngest contestant in the little
miss and mr United world in Tenerife, Spain and her message
of environmetal conservation sow her bag a silver award,
which resulted Miss world festivals choosing her to represent
Kenya in their annual event slated to run from june 18-25, 2020.
Wanjiru's exclusive invite to prince and princess of world
competition is an opportunity she is looking forward to.
I will use the global platform to spread my message of
conservation to the world,;
she started after accepting the special invitation.
The young girl who is a student at Harvest View Academy
With Wanjiru at the helm of the Organisation, the group
has been involved in special project relating to environmental
conservation such as cleaning up Nairobi River.
During her debut walk down the runway in Spain,
the young model's impassioned monologue on the
importance of reducing, reusing and Recycling [3R]
plastics won her Silver award.
This is not only kickstarted her career as an ecologist
but also birthed 3R project.
The brilliant little girl's latest achievement is yet
another feather to her
highly feathered cap.
quizzed on her future aspirations, she
expressed her desire to excel in the
field of medicine.
i have been shortlisted for the enviromental
Excellence Award, Bristol UK.
7- YEAR-OLD CONSERVATION TO REPRESENT KENYA AT GLOBAL COMPETITION IN BULGARIA
Karen Wanjiru is a conservationist whose effort began in 2019 when in a talent school, little miss kenya
-apart from environmental conservation, she is also a model.
-Wanjiru was the youngest contestant in the
types of nursery bed
-these beds can be in an open, under a screen shade or in a greenhouse. potted seedlings can be raise on a flat bed or can be into a sunken bed.
HOW TO PREPARE A NURSERY BED
1.constract raised seedbed of 1m wide where no eggplant for at least 3yrs
2.incorporate 5kg/m2 of goods compost into the bed
3.solarize the plant bed to kill diseases if possible
4.form shallow furrows
5.sow seed and cover lightly with soil
6.pat firmly with rake, mulch and then water
7.do not use fresh manure on a seedbed as it burns seedlings
8.after seedlings emerge, push mulch off the seedlings to allow sunlight.
9.young seedlings requires sufficient water. reduce water 1 week before transplanting to harden seedlings
10.transplant on cloudy day, or late in the afternoon
NURSERY TECHNIQUES FOR SEEDINGS
.Select suitable container....
.Prepare container for planting.....
.Prepare the soil medium.....
.Sow the seeds....
.Cover the seeds...
.Care for Germinating seeds...
.Pricking/thinning is the process of transplanting seedlings
from the seedbox to another seedbox
A nursery is a factory to supply plants, in this case , for a bio-engineering...
.select good site
.clear the site
.Layout the beds
.build the nursery structure
WHY IS IMPORTANT IN NURSERY IN PLANTING
.In a nursery, plants are nurtured by providing them with optimum growing conditions to ensure germination. Nursery saves considerable time for the raising of the next crop. Among flowers crops, majority of the annuals are propagated by seed and are require a nursery for raising the seedlings
STEPS OR WAYS TO REDUCE WASTE ESSAY
.Be a good consumer...
.Reduce as often as possible...
.Educate yourself on what gets put into your electronics. ..
.Look for an environmentally friendly label. ...
.Consider limiting the number of electronics on own
.Teach kids about e-waste. ..
.Recycle, recycle, recycle. ..
.Understand security issues.
HOW CAN MANUFACTURERS REDUCE E-WASTE
>Manufacturers can manage their e-waste and forage for elements that can be reused,
recycled or responsibly disposed of. They can also boost e-waste recycling by implementing companywide recycling
programs, and set up designated bins for consumers to bring their e-waste to be recycled.
EFFECTS OF SOLID WASTE ON ENVIRONMENT
>Poor waste management -ranging from non-existing collection system to ineffective disposal-
CAUSES AIR POLLUTION, WATER AND SOIL CONTAMINATION. Open and unsanitary
landfills contribute to contamination of drinking water and can cause infections and transmit
EFFECTS OF IMPROPER WASTE DISPOSAL ON HUMAN HEALTH
>Bad impacts on human healthy; Waste disposal workers and other employees in these
landfill facilitates are at a high risk. Exposes to improperly handled wastes can cause;
>Growth problems and reproductive issues
10 WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION
.Wean yourself off disposable plastics
.Stop buying water
.Purchase items secondhand
.Support a bag tax or ban
.Buy in bulk
.Avoid single-use food and drinks containers and utensils
.Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities, in such as manner that negatively affects its legitimate uses.
.water pollution reduces the ability of the body of water to provide the ecosystem service that it would otherwise provide
-water bodies can be pollutted by a wide variety of substance, including
.putrescible organic waste
.fertilizers and plant nutrients
CAUSES OF WATER POLLUTION IN WATER BODIES
.In industrial waste. Everyday/ industries produce large amounts of wastes.....
.wastewater and sewage...
.pesticides and chemical fertilizers...
.sewage and and wastewater treatments..
.protected large water bodies...
.reduction of water as a coolant in power plants and industries
TYPES OF SURFACE WATER POLLUTION
POLLUTION OF RIVERS , LAKES AND OCEANS
Surface water pollution of rivers, lakes and oceans. A subset of surfaces water pollution is marine
pollution which affects the oceans. Nutrient pollution refers to contaminating by excessive inputs of nutrients.
Globally, about 4.5 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation as of 2017, according to an estimated by joint monitoring programme
for Water Supply and sanitation . lack of access to sanitation is concerning and often leads to water pollution, eg. via a practice
of open defection: during rain events or floods, human feces are moved from the ground where they were deposited into surface water. simple pit latrines may also ring rain events.
Marine pollution occurs when substances used or spread by humans, such as industrial, agricultural and residential waste, praticles, noise, excess carbon dioxide or invasive organisms enter ocean and cause harmful effects there. the major of this waste [80%] comes from land-based activity, although marine transportation significantly contributes as well
Karyn Forte Environmental Conservation director, and Team Environment Kenya Brand Ambassador
With team Environment Kenya Manager, Mathew Ochanda.
Planting a tree with Utawala area MCA Patrick Karani to commemorate the
launching of 30k tree nursery project. Utawala, Airways, Nairobi, Kenya.
WITH KEFRI AND OTHER LOCAL LEADER'S
when i won the best eco project award in Spain in 2018, i was excited and wanted to do more for the environment. On my return to Kenya, i was hungry to bring change. it didn't matter how small. i had learnt alot in Spain regarding environmental conservation. My parents tell me that i have been passionate about my environment since i was 4 years. that is a long time for me to remember. i am a model and an environmentalist. i have many titles under my name. Little Miss Kenya 2018, Princess of Africa 2019, little Miss United World 2019, runners upGreenkids award 2021. i am the youngest ever environment minister to be elected in our school, Harvest View Academy. I am also the international brand ambassador for Team Environment kenya.
when covid hit in 2020
I spent most of time indoors, since the schools were closed. i spent this time wiisely by loooking after my kitchen garden. My mumis mum is my witness that on several occasion, she did not buy coriander and onions. she got them from my garden (she is yet to pay me for that 2 years on )
Apart from kitchen garden, i worked with Team Environment kenya. We plantend trees across Kenya. from Busia to Muranga' Kisumu to Nairobi, Nandi among many others. i encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle.
it is this time i realize we had shortage of tress seedlings in the country. we would go for a long distance to get them. i discussed with my parent my idea of having my own tree nursery. Karyn Forte Environmental conservation was born as a result. i am the director of the project. i have the capacity to grow thirty thousand trees at this site. we currently have three thousand seedlings of mixed species. i want to thank NETFUND Kenya for support. i also want to thank KEFRI for educating my team on tree growing. much appreciation to the CS environment honourable Keraiko Tobiko for his encouragement. Also much thank you to NEEMA Kenya, together we can make this country breath again. A big thank you to my school Harvest View Academy, you have really helped me in this journey.
last but not least, thank you Team Environment Kenya and my parents