By Regreen lover
Fact checked by T. Chikutsa
Some time this Year a picture which is truly worth a thousand words made circles on social media prompting The regreen lover team to find out the story behind this breathe-taking picture by one Mr Dwight Chiwenga.
Regreen lover had the following interview with Mr Dwight Chiwenga.
Regreenlover:Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
D Chiwenga : I’m a pro climate justice Campaigner and SDG13 Advocate, advocate of the marginalized and a philanthropist by passion aiming to reach the top because the bottom is overcrowded.
Regreenlover:What was the event when that picture was taken?
D Chiwenga: Unfortunately it wasn’t an event, anything to do with doing justice to the climate is like medicine to my worries.This picture was captured as part of my edutainment Facebook challenge which left many people eager to know of whats really transpiring,what exactly about trees, importance of trees etc quite a number of young people local and abroad fell in love with my boldness in standing firm for what I believe in.
Regreenlover: What made you decide you want to speak on behalf of the trees?
D Chiwenga: More of deforestation is happening for domestic, economic and agricultural purposes and less afforestation/reforestation is being witnessed. This only has a huge impact on Climate change.SDG13 requires a multi-sectoral approach in taking urgent action to combat climate change. As a young leader I believe in taking action by leading from the front and leading by example.
Achieving other goals will be very difficult if we do not take urgent action eg poverty, hunger, access to water, health, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls among others.
Regreenlover :According to you, how are trees important?
D Chiwenga : From the onset, trees play a pivotal role to humans, animals and the environment on its own.Deforestation/cutting down of trees causes changes in forests, their ecological functions and the ecosystems. To animals and micro organisms, trees act as shelter and food. To people, trees can be used for domestic , economic and agricultural purposes only to mention a few.
Regreenlover:Finally, any advice /encouragement to all people around the world?
Yes, climate change is real and like mentioned earlier it requires a collective and urgent action. For us to succeed, all sectors ie agriculture, transport, industry, communities and government have to make contributions to the good cause. Winning the battle is a success to everyone. To civil society organizations with resources I suggest they support initiatives with positive impacts without considering much of political affiliations, religion, gender and associates but focus much on how clear the activities are also ensuring that no one is left behind.