Ethiopia - World Environment Day 2012 Celebration in Konso - June 2012
In partnership with Greener Ethiopia (GE) and Forum for Environment (FFE), Trees for the Future (TREES) hosted a World Environment Day 2012 Celebration in Konso. Around 500 women, men and youth from five communities participated in the event. Activities during the day included a tour of one of our seedling nurseries for government reps and partners, speeches by tribal elders, tree planting in a nearby watershed, traditional dances, and environmental-themed songs and skits, written by TREES'/GE's Gocha Nursery Manager and performed by youth green clubs that were established in 2011 by TREES/GE. FFE provided funding for planting tools to be distributed to TREES/GE target communities for their seedling nurseries and training centers. The day was wrapped up with a feast of kurkufa (a local dish made of Moringa stenopetala) and cheka, a local brew made from corn.