Earth Day which is held worldwide on 22nd April is all about appreciating the uniqueness of our planet with its incredible biodiversity.
On 13th April, NEN team with 53 young, high school students from Chizami went for a nature walk to Pfurhobo-Ketu, a forested area in Chizami. A discussion on Forest and ecosystem services were held. Along the way, they crossed a jhum field where they stopped to understand local food systems. NEN Member Wekoweu delivered a talk on ‘Jhum and agrobiodiversity’.
On the way back from the forest, the participants carried out a plastic clean-up drive at Ezilu local ground, near GM Government School Chizami which is located at the foot of the forest.
On 22nd April, Earth Day, another nature walk was organised by NEN to Puliebadze in Kohima district, with 23 participants comprising of students, researchers, young professionals. Filmmakers and wildlife enthusiasts Pelevizo Meyase and Tshetsholo Naro guided the participants in the walk and shared about pollinators and wildlife. Angulie Mayase, a Birder also shared his experience as a wildlife guide.
On 22nd April, NEN Chizami organised a community film screening at Sumi Baptist Church where above 50 members, both young and old, men and women attended. NEN member Nikina shared about the significance of Earth Day, and on the theme ‘Protect our Species’ which was followed by screening the film “Animals are the beautiful people” directed and filmed by Jamie Uys. During the events, all Resource Persons encouraged the participants to take initiative in saving the environment and all species, big and small, so the Earth becomes a better and beautiful place to live in.