Citizens need to understand the geopolitical forces that affect their environment and be able to monitor and hold their governments accountable in this regard. Environmental justice needs to be upheld as integral to human rights.
“When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can’t eat money.”
― Chief Seattle
Environment subcommittees aim
- To spread awareness of the sustainability of progress in agriculture, dairy and fisheries projects
- To give attention to appropriate agricultural methods
- To promote organic farming, reducing harmful side effects in agricultural production and identifying alternatives
- To conserve and promote indigenous medicinal plants, endemic seeds,& biodiversity.
- To host programmes protecting the environment, alerting on mining, sand mining, garbage disposal, burning/felling of forests.
- Monitor and ensure environmental justice in the village
- Private Buyers swoop on paddy at low prices (Sunday Times 12.03.2016)
- Awareness against polythene bag use (Education Times 20.03.2016)
- A life sustaining collaboration (Sunday Times Plus 20.03.2016)