Have You Planned Your Environmental Calendar?

As we begin a New Year and season, it is important for us to forecast how we are going to contribute to the wellbeing of the environment by planning our environmental calendar. The United Nations as well as the African Union have set aside environmental days. These observance days provide a platform for stakeholders to share ideas, experiences, and insights and raise awareness and publicity on various environmental issues.

World Wetlands Day - 2 February

This day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Zimbabwe has acceded to the Convention and has seven (7) designated Ramsar sites. Zimbabwe has formed a taskforce to spearheadnational action and international cooperation Keep agricultural activities, infrastructure, housing and all development away from wetlands.

Africa Environment Day - 3 March           

The day was set aside by the African Union in order to heighten public awareness on topical environmental issues affecting African countries. Zimbabwe uses this day as a platform to discuss topical issues like waste management, sustainable development and green economy through   symposiums to allow discussion and sharing of insights, perspectives and experiences.

World Wildlife Day - 3 March

The Sixty-Eighth Session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim the 3rd of March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

 

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Green Resolutions for 2018

Compliments of the season to you all. Congratulations for making it into 2018.

Now that we have started a New Year, it’s the apt time to make our New Year’s Resolutions. First of all, what is a New Year’s resolution?  It is “a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good, improve on what you have done before or stop doing something bad at the beginning of the year”. Keeping those New Year’s resolutions is usually an uphill task. 

As you make your resolutions for the year, pause a bit and think about the environment. Every creature depends on it for survival. If we do not take good care of it, its capacity to sustain mankind is compromised.  Resolving to adopt some environmentally friendly actions, will go a long way in creating a clean, safe and healthy environment for all. Here are some green resolutions which you can add on to your list:

1. Cut down on your vehicle’s emissions.

  • Keep the car in good working order. Do regular maintenance.
  • Instead of driving, take a walk on small distances. This is also good for your health.

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Anti Corruption - Fraud Message

The Zimbabwe Code on Corporate Governance promotes good governance and high standards of integrity.  In line with this code, the Environmental Management Agency is committed to promoting sound corruption, bribery and fraud prevention mechanisms. Every employee of the Environmental Management Agency who knows or suspects any illegal, dubious or fraudulent activities occurring within the Agency should report them via WhatsApp, toll free or the website. Similarly, all stakeholders who are aware or suspects any illegal and dubious business activities involving Agency employees, suppliers and third parties are requested to report the issues on the mentioned platforms.  The Agency has a zero tolerance to corruption policy.

To report corruption anonymously please use the following channels:

Econet Toll free: 08080028

Tweeter: @EMAeep

WhatsApp: 0779 565 707

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About EMA

The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment supporting an empowered society, a sustainable and growing economy by 2030.
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