AAU Holds Green Legacy Campaign Closing Activities

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) higher officials and staff members held closing activities of the Green Legacy Campaign of this year and start up program of taking care for the seedlings planted so far at Entoto Site toady, 10th of Sept. 2021.

Professor Tassew Weldehanna, President of AAU, said in the program that the today’s campaign is to show that we need to take care of our seedlings and the care must be taken place throughout the year.

“The care of our nursery, especially outside Addis Ababa, is very scientific. As a result, we have achieved more than 97 percent righteousness,” the President said.

We should not plant the seedlings if we had no plan to care for in the first place, because the gain is fatigue and waste,” Prof. Tassew added.

As stated by Prof. Tassew, AAU plants and cares for indigenous trees only as they are the ones which fit the ecosystem of our country and also play an important role in preventing air pollution and climate change impacts.

AAU has specific departments that work with due focus on soil and water conservation; they are working to protect and nurture the degraded mountains in Oromia and Amhara regions, Prof. Tassew noted.

In collaboration with the farmer, the University eventually provides a number of lessons for them to take care of and have overall responsibility for the seedling planted so far.

AAU prepared and distributed more than 1.8 million seedlings to various institutions so that the Green Legacy is widely effective in the country, Prof. Tassew said.

As Prof. Tassew mentioned, universities are expected to line up in the first place in applying the Green Legacy Campaign and to motivate the rest of the community to do more.

By: Abraham Girmay

Photo: Fikremariam Beyene