Youth Speaker entry #59: James Otimong (Uganda)

Journey to the Green World: The journey to the green world can only be achieved by having much more emphasizes in forestry and environmental protection.
Forestry can be defined as the art and science of protecting, conserving and managing forests, tree plantation and natural resources.

Since ecosystems are incredibly important to the planet the field of forestry is just as crucial or the environment as it is for our communities and economy.

Forestry is multidisciplinary profession that involves the management of various values which include biodiversity, wild life habitat, water quality, recreation, employment and community stability. This therefore implies that environmental protection and forest conservation is in the sense that man has to live in mutual relationship with the environment.

James OtimongThe trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving human conditions both during its life and after harvesting.
It is not a stretch to believe that without trees we humans would not be exist on this beautiful planet.

Trees produce oxygen

We would not exist the way we do if there were no trees, what many people don’t realize is that forests also act as giant filters that clean the air we breathe.

Trees act as carbon sink

In producing their food the trees absorbs and lock away carbon dioxide in the wood, roots and leaves. Carbon-dioxide which is the global warming suspect affects the climate causing the extremes of drought this is in the way that the carbon produced from fumes, industries, vehicles accumulate in the atmosphere thus depleting the ozone layer which covers the earth surface from intensive heat and in the effect of reducing the thickness of the layer it later lead to global warming.

Trees clean the soil

Through phyto-remedation is a fancy word for the absorption of dangerous chemicals and pollutants in the soil.

Control noise pollution

Trees help in reducing the noise pollution that is produced by heavy machines, factories and industries that would be affecting people.

Trees slow storm water runoff

Flash flooding can be dramatically reduced by forests or by planting trees.

Trees for wind break
Trees shade and cool the environment
Trees fight soil erosion
Trees clean the air

Text, photo and video are submitted by James Otimong (Uganda) – otimongjames(at)

The content, structure and grammar is at the discretion of the author only.

This post is published as an application by the author, to speak as a youth representative at the World Forestry Congress. Have a look at the other entries too!

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2 thoughts on “Youth Speaker entry #59: James Otimong (Uganda)

  1. Great appreciation to the initiators & organisers of this congress for it is the best tool to creat awareness to the masses a bout the vanishing forests and rapid enviromental degradation. Be blessed as we look foward to sharing more during de congress come 7th sep 2015


  2. This one of the best tool to curb the problem of forest loss…teaching people why we should go green its 1%%%. Ur project is cool.


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