A market vendor’s response to saving climate By Cate Nanyonjo

Supplying seedlings to residents to plant

Supplying seedlings to residents to plant

Nabasirye Janet is a vendor in Kamwanyi market. The 23-year-old had no idea about climate change and
its effects, until she met a team from the Network for Active Citizens. The team, according to Nabasirye,
sensitised her about the benefits related to mitigating effects of climate change and how she could do
so.
Nabasirye said: “The sensitisation I got made me appreciate the benefits of greening the environment;
I’m now sensitive to anything that affects the climate.”
Being a market vendor, Nabasirye said it had never crossed her mind that she would sensitise the people
who supply timber to her about planting trees to replace those that they fell. And that is exactly what
she is doing right now.

By Cate Nanyonjo

Community Journalist