The World Environment Day was marked by Eco-Network at Oroworukwo Secondary School, Port Harcourt with a non-governmental organization challenging students to take up the campaign for a healthy, clean air environment.
Amb. Smith Nwokocha, regional ambassador, Eco-Network, World Education Network said the school was chosen by the organization, ‘because of the future and health of our children, since, if there must be a future, the children should be guided’.
According to him, children are at risk because of air pollution in the country. He added that Oroworukwo Secondary School is now on the global environment map as a center under the Environment Challenge Mask.
Said he, “We are gathered here today to mark the World Environment Day. I will be speaking on behalf of UN Environment/Eco-Network and World Education Network. Basically, Community Secondary School (C.S.S), Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt has been listed on UN Environment map globally as a participating school for World Environment Day by me, under the “MASK CHALLENGE”.
“The Theme for this year’s Environment Day Celebration is tagged “Beat Air Pollution”. 1 out of 10 persons/children are breathing pollution; together we can fix it”.
Simple steps to curb Air Pollution he listed as:
- Clean your environment regularly
- Don’t keep trash, rather bag your waste.
- Use Bicycle
- Use public transportation
- Plant trees.
The event was witnessed by students and some environmental activists.