— Natural Resource Manager and Other Environmental Experts calls for urgent attention
Greensphere Environmental and Community Development Initiative(Greensphere Initiative); Department of Environmental Management & Toxicology, Western Delta University Oghara Delta State and the Department of Forestry, Ministry of Environment, Delta State, have warned that unless mankind changes his negative interaction with the environment, the future of the world could be blink.
To this end the collaboration of the three bodies advised, and also embarked on massive tree planting and mangrove restoration as a nature based solution to the problems posed by ecosystem degradation across the Niger Delta area of Nigeria to mark The World Environment Day 2021 and to launch the decade of ecosystem restoration.
Greensphere Initiative and its other collaborators have also promised to green the five sphere of the environment that is : Lithosphere – land, Hydrosphere – water, Biosphere – flora & funa, Crynosphere – ice, and Atmosphere – outer earth and space to tackle the three planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Green Activist Agboro Harrison, who is the Executive Director,
Greensphere Initiative; Dr. Jomata Lucky Igbe, the Dean College of Science, and Dr. Mrs. Celestina Ihayere, Head Of Department of Environmental management and Toxicology, Western Delta University, Oghara. pledged to do this by establishing a multidisciplinary centre for environmental management to be hosted at the Western Delta University, main campus, Oghara, Delta State, which they are proposing would be named after the United States President Potus Joe Biden, for his contributions to environmental management and climate change mitigation. And they are ready to Work with US Agency like USAID and other local bodies like the NDDC, DESOPADEC, foreign donors and multinational organizations.
In this same vein, Greensphere Initiative and it’s other collaborators also honour the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Western Delta University, Prof. Mrs. Otete Cecelia
Okobiah, as a Green Ambassador and also as a life patron of the organization for her contribution to environmental sustainability in Africa.
The Greensphere Initiative and its other partners promised to look into the issue of personal hygiene, public health and other environmental related health issues which was exposed by the resent outbreak of COVID – 19, together with the issue of farmers and herdsmen crisis which is also related to the reaction of the environment fighting back as a result of massive degradation.