Guyana: President Irfaan Ali visited the World Environment Day ‘Green Walk’ 2022 exhibition and interacted with participants at the National Park on Sunday (June 5, 2022), hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and saw participation from a cross-section of public and private organizations.
This year’s global theme is ‘Only One Earth‘, which draws attention towards playing our role effectively while living in perfect harmony with nature – without proving a burden on it.
Locally, Environmental Day activities were held under the theme ‘Celebrating Only One earth as One Guyana ‘.
During the walk, President Irfaan Ali planted a ‘Bajan’ mahogany tree in the National Park at the conclusion of the World Environment Day Green Walk ceremony.
President Irfaan Ali noted that the symbolic nature of the tree is that it comes from one of our sister states in CARICOM, Barbados, which is severely affected by climate change, just like Guyana.
“But the resilience of the mahogany in strength and life span and more importantly, because somebody may ask why not a Guyana tree, but more importantly, it is the understanding that we can only tackle this global issue in partnership; the symbol of partnership, unison collective action and collective voice on the issue of climate change.”
President Irfaan Ali joined thousands of persons for the World Environment Day ‘Green Walk ‘, which kicked off from the Umana Yana on Monday morning.
President Irfaan Ali, addresses EPA’s Green Walk on the occasion of World Environment Day, observed under the theme ‘Celebrating Only One earth as One Guyana.’
President Ali joined participants, including the Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn, Representatives from the EPA, members of the diplomatic corps, several schools and other organisations at the National Park, where the annual event culminated with the Green Walk Ceremony and Exhibition.
President Irfaan Ali unveiled the United National Wall Art in the National Park following the World Environment Day Green Walk ceremony yesterday.
Here are some glimpse of Green Walk: