Members of the Renew Our World campaign, Nigeria want all citizens to accord priority in maintaining the environment they live in as a mandate given by God.
This was the position of some speakers at a feed back meeting of the Renew Our World members held at Theological College of Northern Nigeria TCNN, Bukuru Jos, Plateau state.
According to the provost of the TCNN, Rev Prof. Samuel Ango, caring for the environment is a mandate given by God hence, everyone is expected to be an environmental steward rather than a destroyer.
A clergy, who is also part of the team, Rev. Sama’ila Mohammed advocated tree planting as one of the ways to protect the environment from erosion or degradation among other obligations of humans.
On his part, the Advocacy Manager of Tearfund, Mr. Ben Osawe said apart from tree planting, the Renew Our World initiative is also supporting the recycling of leather bags and plastic bottles, rather than the indiscriminate disposal of such waste which he described as an abuse of the environment.
He said, “as a family, you need to have two separate waste bin disposal, where you can separate leather waste from other waste garbages and use it for manure while the leather and plastic can be sold for recycling”.
He urged religious leaders to intensify commitment towards the campaign among their congregations for people to be positive about the environment by protecting God’s beautiful creation.
Shortly after receiving reports of members’ engagements from their various organizations especially on the recent World Environment Day commemoration, the participants went on to demonstrate part of their action plan by planting trees within the TCNN environment.
Renew Our World is a global campaign to inspire and engage Christians around the world in prayer and action towards restorative economy which is part of initiative by Tearfund, Nigeria, an International Nongovernmental Organization.