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Merilyn and Dorine, Environmental Defenders join Earth Rangers of The Greens to #BeatPlasticPollution

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Environmental Defenders rock the planet

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Dorine

For over two weeks now, @thegreens have enjoyed the passion and committment of Shefe Dorine and Ngehmukum Merilyn in contributing to create a thriving, just and sustainable Environment.

Dorine is holder of a B.Sc in Nutrition Science who has decided to volunteer with The Greens. Her passion is to carry out research in the test for plastics in food and water in the North West Region of Cameroon. She also strives to #BeatPlasticPollution by upcycling plastic bottles to UPB Tree Nursery Pots which she will use to nurse and grow Fruit Trees to distribute in schools and communities; hence contribute in cleaning up her community and promoting food security and healthy nutrition for members of her community.

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Merilyn

Merilyn is a final year student of the University of Bamenda studying Chemistry. Despite her busy school schedule, she has decided to serve with The Greens. She is very passionate about #BeatingPlasticPollution and has demonstrated her passion by documenting plastic pollution in major cities in Cameroon as well as taken action to clean up the plastic mess we have created.
Her passion is to champion the fight against plastic pollution among women; hence educate and engage women to take the lead in fighting plastic pollution in their communities.

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In less than two weeks of mentorship these brilliant ladies have already;

  1. Produced a Bin made out of plastic bottles

  2. Made a bracelet from plastic offcuts produced during the production of the UPB Vertical Garden
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  3. Learned how to make the UPB Vertical Garden

  4. Learned how to make the UPB Tree Nursery Pots and have already produced more than 100 UPB Tree Nursery Pots

  5. Collected more than 300 Plastic Bottles that were destined for landfills for upcycling.

Tomorrow wednesday, we continue with program and one of our goals is to build a Giant Plastic Bottle to use as an advocacy tool to sensitize people to #EndPlasticPollution.

#Call2Action

The Greens is a grassroots environmental organization that strives to educate, inspire and engage young people to take action to combat climate change and be at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and waste management.

Founded in 2010, @thegreens have been able to use arts, sports, media and ICT to educate and engage more than 10,000 young people in Green Poetry, Green Music, Green Arts, Green Radio, and Conservation Champions League.

Her tree planting programs have seen the organization create 04 Community Tree Nurseries, planted more than 300,000 trees and together with @kedjom-keku we have acquired 1000 hectares of afromontane forest in Kedjom-Keku Village of the Bamenda Highlands of the North West Region of Cameroon for the creation and conservation of Kedjom-Keku Community Forest

@thegreens is currently engaged in Waste Management (Waste Business Hub); Plastic Waste Upcycling, Tire Upcycling and Textile Waste Recycling via @ecodesigns.
Her #EndPlasticPollution Campaign has seen the organization sensitize more than 100,000 people about plastic pollution, upcycled more than 10,000 plastic bottles to create UPB Vertical Gardens, UPB Tree Nursery Pots, etc.

Her Textile Recycling Project (@ecodesigns) is currently training 13 young girls for free in textile recycling and fashion designing and has recycled more than 5000 pounds of textile waste.

Her Tire Upcycling Project is educating and engaging young people in schools and communities to #StopBurningTires and upcycle them to create Mushroom Tire Seats, Tire Flower Pots, etc

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