FOSTERING

THE NEEDY

P.O. BOX 432 GARISSA

neda_nep@yahoo.com

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Project Aims
Health Project
Education Project
Enviromental Project
Water & Sanitation Project
Agriculture project
Art and Media Project
Sports and Recreation Project
Other Social Issues Project

 
 
 
ENVIRONMENT PROJECT

As the 1992 Human Development Report explains, “No aid strategy aimed at human development in the Third World can neglect the environment, for there is ultimately a fundamental link between a healthy environment and a healthy society and economy”.  For NEP society, there is no choice between rapid economic growth and environmental protection. Indeed, growth is not an option but an absolute necessity. Some communities degrading the environment are not because of lack of concern for the future, but because of the imperative for immediate survival.

When industrial states focus on such "global change issues" as the depletion of the ozone layer and global warming; Kenya in the Third World, on the other hand, is more concerned with localized issues such as soil degradation and polluted water. Clean water and safe sanitation, along with adequate food, are the foundations of human development. But the demands of poverty often clash with the environment, and vice versa. The poor, for example, overuse their marginal lands for fuel wood and for subsistence and cash-crop production. This endangers their physical environment, which in turn reinforces their poverty and threatens the health and the lives of their children. It is a vicious cycle.

NEDA is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment, always seeking new ways to minimize the environmental impacts of our past, present, and future activities. We believe that everyone is responsible for good environmental performance.

Programs Include: -
  • Provide visible leadership that promotes good environmental performance
  • Prevent land degradation (forest/soil)
  • Prevent pollution, including the releases of hazardous materials, wherever we can
  • Meet and, where appropriate, exceed the requirements of environmental legislation, policies and charters.
  • Minimize and properly manage the waste we generate through recycling whenever economically feasible
  • Manage the risks associated with contaminated sites and improve these sites where appropriate
  • Protect and improve, where we can, the environmental status of the land
  • Ensure that community have the necessary environmental skills, knowledge, and resources
  • Monitor, audit and report our environmental performance

 

 

FOR THE NEP

SOCIETY

THERE IS NO

CHOICE

BETWEEN

ECONOMIC

GROWTH

AND

ENVIRONMETAL

PROTECTION