Walking the green talk

Walking the green talk

Date: April 26, 2012
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In a symbolic action of solidarity with the campaign for climate change justice in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), participants to the Gender Justice and Local Government Summit braved the morning breeze (Wednesday) to take part in the “Walking the Green Talk” morning walk.

Some 30 men and women ranging in ages from 20-60 years old participated in the six kilometre walk, led by GL chief executive officer, Colleen Lowe Morna. After the walk, every one cooled down to a fun set of aerobics.

The summit started a day after Earth Day, which is commemorated on April 22, and continued through Green Office Week. The week aims to encourage workplaces to look at how they can recycle, reduce and reuse more, and save more.

The “Walking the Green Talk; Appreciating The World Around Us’ theme is yet another show of solidarity by GL and summit participants to show commitment and support for the “The Green Campaign,” to raise awareness on the environmental hazards threatening the world today.

Maureen Odubeng is a journalist with Mmegi in Botswana. This article is part of GL opinion and Commentary Service, special news and analysis series of the 2012 Gender Justice and Local Government Summit


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