My Green Story was formed in Kenya by the Sandy Vohra Foundation and a group of like-minded people with a shared passion for the environment and a recognition of our responsibility to this planet.
One day we shared our concerns about the environment, climate change, pollution, the rising carbon emissions, increased illnesses, drying water supplies, forest fires and the devastating impact on our country and our planet.
So, we decided to do something about it and built a team of like-minded individuals all working on a voluntary basis and focused on what can be done to mitigate the damage and have a positive impact on our world.
We focus on the aspects causing the harm and where we could start to create mindful impacts. These include reforestation, waste management, and clean water. Our aim is to increase awareness and education, to provide comprehensive information on what can be done on an individual, community and national level. Secondly how to ensure implementation of these measures, where we take up projects in all three sectors and look for partnerships with like-minded individuals and organisations.
These four factors will work towards improving the world around us to make it safer, healthier and cleaner.
Nature has tried to address these unnatural and unsustainable trends and has responded with greater number of floods, less predictable droughts, unmanageable fires, extreme temperatures and rising ocean levels. These are the results of our collective action on earth.
The world is already 1 degree hotter than in pre-industrial times and most abundant Green House gas accounting for about two-thirds of emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2), is largely the product of burning fossil fuels.
Rotting garbage produces harmful gases which people breathe in. Methane is one of the main gases produced and this contributes to global warming. If not managed properly, waste contaminates ground water and other water sources poisoning our drinking water and potentially being a source of serious diseases like cholera and dysentery.
Polluted rivers in Kenya have become toxic and deadly for surrounding communities. Proper waste management, sewage facilities, recycling, reforestation and education are essential. Let's make a change together.
For our efforts to be successful, we need to do this collectively with everyone in the country taking a responsibility. Please join our efforts in making a substantial difference or let's join hands together with your projects.
You count, what you do matters. Every little or big change has a magnified result and will improve not only our lives but of those of our future generations too. Don't wait, the time is now.
It does not matter how wealthy you are or which area you live in. We are all connected as a wider urban and rural community. The air we breathe, the water we receive and the food we eat is essentially the same. So we each carry a duty and responsibility to play our part in protecting, restoring and preserving these elements in our lives.
Here's What Happens with Global Warming
RISING SEA LEVELS
Oceans have warmed, the
amounts of snow and ice have
diminished and the sea level has
risen. From 1901 to 2010, the
global average sea level rose by
19 cm as oceans expanded due
to warming and ice melted. This
leads to flooding and
displacement of people.
Mountain glaciers are in
alarming retreat and the
downstream effects of reduced
water supply in the driest
months will have repercussions
that transcend generations. Lack
of clean water will bring disease.
Climate change may lead to
dramatic increases in prevalence
of a variety of infectious
diseases. such as malaria,
dengue fever and leishmaniasis.
Increased danger of wildfires,
death, loss of biodiversity.
Becomes disrupted with high
temperatures, climate changes,
soil erosion. The same CO2
accumulating in our atmosphere
thanks to fossil fuels is actually
changing the composition of
fruits and vegetables that we
eat, making them less nutritious.
Extra CO2 is speeding up
photosynthesis and causing
plants to grow with more sugar
and less calcium, protein, zinc,
and important vitamins.
Will become more frequent and
severe around the world
affecting millions of people
through extreme heat, causing
drought, air pollution and death.
The added volume of water
creeping up coastlines slowly
swallows land and homes and
fuels more flooding inland
Destruction of many species as
earth becomes uninhabitable for them.
DESTRUCTION OF CORAL REEFS
Changes in water temperature
causes alga to leave the coral
reefs, bleaching them and
leading to disease and
destruction of the reef.