The reality of life is that human activity has put so much pressure on natural resources affecting climate, quality of farm land and increasing risk of diseases. It only decisive human action that will change the status of a looming catastrophe of self destruction. The Uhuru Institute joins the rest of the world in adopting green business technology and ideas to reverse this impending crisis.
We believe that sustainable livelihoods are best anchored within an environment whose biodiversity is well nurtured. CoopTree is anchored on notions of cooperation and civic responsibility. We shall green mother earth together with you until all the four corners are good enough to human settlement. We have set up tree nurseries to supply affordable seedlings to cooperatives, business associations, and community groups. To increase household income and well-being while improving climate conditions and farm products. Our first tree nurseries was set up in Sonde, Wakiso District of Uganda. We are in the process of acquiring land and resources to set up tree nurseries in the rest of the 15 sub-regions on Uganda.
As part of our concern for community, we launched a national tree planting mobilisation campaign for cooperatives dubbed, plant-a-cooptree campaign, in June 2016. As part of this campaign, in 2017, the first 20 cooperatives from twenty districts joined the competition by planting 500 Gravellia trees seedlings. The top five performing cooperatives in this plant-a-cooptree competition will receive awards at the 2018 international cooperative day celebrations. This aims to mobilise cooperatives into adopting tree planting as a viable, medium to long term investment option that also has a positive impact in climate.
Our green energy programme uses the network or cooperatives to supply on farm refuse and disposables to provide energy through affordable and practical technologies such as energy saving stoves, briquettes, biogas and solar etc.