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People’s March: Young Call on Climate Change

We had awesome discussions during the just concluded 3rd Young Earth Scientists (YES) Congress  in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Bringing together more than four hundred delegates and over forty countries represented. Congratulations to the Tanzania team for hosting a wonderful Congress.

Everyone was interested in Paul’s poster from India. He did enormous work to present a poster on the diversity of Indian climate and its effect on Indian Music. The main objective was to assess spatial change of climate  and its effects on musicals forms in different parts of India. We would compare this to story of Bongo evolution in East Africa. His work captured our eye on how climate variations adversely affected the number of new musicals in different geolocations. Regions with high rainfall and humidity recorded more new musicals compared with low rainfall areas. This earned Paul, the best overall poster on climate change during the YES Congress.


It is encouraging at the rate young ambassadors are engaged to send the message of climate change home. As we had opportunity not only share our green stories of Nairobi but shade light on climate change impacts on Horn of Africa’s economy. The question of mitigation vs adaptation should be addressed by Africa Leaders. Let us move the discussions on climate change from boardrooms, scientists conference to the grassroots. As we head to New York City on 21st September – for Peoples March – let us boldly call for actions by our leaders that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilise their political will for a meaningful Climate Action post – 2015.


“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.” By Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai


World Environment Day – Nairobi


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Nature old as the City of Cold Waters

In 1907, when Nairobi “cold waters” was becoming the capital of British East Africa, new idea of planting exotic trees was on a trial. The Nairobi Arboretum was established to be the green heart of green city in the sun – Nairobi.

The arboretum now home to over 5,000 trees comprising more than 350 species of indigenous and exotic origin. Scholars, fun lovers, foresters, tourists both young and old find a place to be in this arboretum. The yellow and white tree walks or play on lash grounds and monkeys cheering from tall Australian trees.

As the Arboretum marks 105 years of being home to great events such as Toyota Car launch, Kijani Music Festival and singers from Cape Town Opera Company it is rebranding again. As wine it is getting sweeter and young. It starts with the launch of a guidebook, colored print of easy walk through arboretum booklet a contribution by Friends of Nairobi Arboretum (FONA) – which Green Sun Cities is part.

Check our events to get your e-invite and look forward to see you in green heart of Nairobi City!!!


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