Environmental conservation is an essential practice of protecting the environment by an individual, organization or governmental levels, for the benefit of the natural environment and (or) humans.
St. Michael Community Centre objective is promoting cheap water harvesting techniques, protecting and conserving water catchment areas, improving community livelihood through agriculture, promoting energy conservation measures and rehabilitating water reservoirs.
By sensitizing the community about conserving the forest in the community the tree cover will increase, improving shade and promoting other vegetation like shrubs and grass to grow and reduce soil erosion due to farming.
Further we will work with the community and encourage them to embrace green energy:- use of solar lanterns, bio gas, bio-fuels and energy saving stoves. The local residents use a traditional cooking stove made up of 3 stones (jiko) for their cooking. This jiko uses a lot of firewood that is cut from the forest and idle pieces of land and is detrimental to the environment. We also sensitize and encourage the community to build energy saving stoves in their kitchen.
St. Michael will endeavor to sensitize the Murang’a community into various environmental conservation activities. We have created an information imparting campaign for environmental protection. This will propagate the following issues:-
- IMPORTANCE OF PLANTING TREES
- PROTECT WETLANDS
- PREVENT SOIL EROSION
- PROTECT RIVERS FROM POLLUTION
- PROTECT WATER CATCHMENT AREAS
- GOOD FARMING PRACTICES
- PROMOTING ADDITIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENT AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INTERVENTIONS
- PROPER WATER HARVESTING AND STORAGE
With this we can work towards saving and protecting our environment for today and for future generations.