FLEAT: Tree planting in Malawi and launch of Churches National Tree Planting Day

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Mthetho Lungu, a member of our Regional FLEAT (Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training) 2 group shares his updates on tree planting activities in Malawi.

"On 11th February 2018, representing the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) I successfully coordinated delivery and planting of trees for Mvama CCAP Church in Area 49 Dubai, Mchezi Anglican Church along with African Methodist Episcopal Church at Mchezi, and Mzobwe CCAP Church at Nsundwe.

2,600 tree seedlings were planted including guava, m'bawa, pear, hedge, acacia, and jambula, among others.

ACT Alliance Forum supported the Malawi Council of Churches to coordinate the event, as part of the launch of the Churches National Tree Planting Day  which ought to fall on 10th Feb each year, to compliment government efforts to plant trees (6 million that year) each rainy season.

Thanks to Rev. Fr. Symon Matumbo - Anglican, Rev. Fanny Mdzeka - AMEC, Rev. Baswel Banda and Rev. Namba - CCAP Nkhoma Synod who led their churches during this marathon event.

Acknowledgements to Lilongwe City Council Director of Environmental Services for donating 1,000 seedlings and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) for providing thousands of trees. Green colleague for being with us throughout the event.

We made Malawi a little more greener. When are you planting yours?

The only question is, how many of these have survived five years on? Probably a physical spot audit needs to be instituted.

Let's be Stewards of God's Creation!"