Green Africa Foundation uses sports and music to create awareness on environmental conservation, promote peace and healthy life styles. The activities involved in the Green Sports are:
- Awareness creation during sporting events
- Promotion of sustainable sports in Africa
- Tree-planting exercises within sports grounds and schools.
- Establishing of Sports Ambassadors to promote environmental conservation efforts of Green Africa Foundation.
- Partnership with sports organization
Sports is closely connected to the environment; a clean and safe environment for clean sports. Sports have an impact on the environment and therefore it is important to reduce and reverse the negative effects. The Foundation promotes environmental sustainable development in sports in the country through the Green Africa villages. This has been achieved through a set of guidelines that enable sports organizers raise environmental awareness in sporting events, ensure proper waste management and promoting environmentally friendly practices.
In Music, we hosted a music extravaganza in conjunction with the Standard Group to raise funds in support of the girl-child. Dubbed 'Green Christmas Concert', the extravaganza brought together several choirs from in and around Nairobi for a three-hour thrilling show that left the audience at the Kenyatta International Conference Center amphitheatre screaming for more. Read more http://www.marsgroupkenya.org/multimedia/?StoryID=312503
a.) IOC AWARD on Sports and Environment
The Foundation was awarded as the winner of the prestigious IOC Award on Sports and Environment in Africa 2009.
The achievement was for the department’s tremendous efforts in making the
35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa 2007 a green event. Green Africa Foundation was awarded for its initiative on environmental sustainability through sports, in close cooperation with the UNEP, was considered by the IAAF as having set precedent for all future IAAF events.
b.)C.A.A. Safaricom African Senior Athletics Championships
The 17th C.A.A. Senior Athletics Championships involved over 50 African Nations and drew thousands of spectators during the five day event, in Nairobi. Green Africa Foundation, worked towards reducing the carbon emission generated during the event. The Foundation was charged with raising awareness on observing green practices; organizers and volunteers were trained on proper waste disposal, energy saving and water usage. The end of the event was marked by a tree-planting exercise by IAAF President Laime Diack, African Athletics Confederation (C.A.A.) President, Chairperson Athletics Kenya Isaiah Kiplagat, Green Africa Foundation’s Green Sports Ambassador Lornah Kiplagat and Green Africa Foundation staff.
c.) 2008 5th Africa Canoe-Kayak Championships
Green Africa Foundation was the lead organizer of the event and carried out environmental conservation awareness campaigns and promoted sustainable sports.