Lieuten Green Movement Mission is to protect and enhance Kenyan forests for present and future generations

Lieuten Green Movement Vision is to make the world a better place through environment conservation

Lieuten Green Movement
Core Objectives Are
1.Protect Our Environment
2.Plant More Indigenous Trees
3.Preserve The Environment
4.Educate The Community The Need to Conserve The Environment

Lieuten Green Movement is an environmental advocacy initiative that was formed in 2013 with a passionate aim of conserving the indigenous forests through awareness creation and indigenous tree planting. Kenya has various types of Ecosystems like mountainous forests, terrestrial forests, hilltop forests, savannah forests and mangrove forests among others which exhibit high diversity of both Flora and Fauna. One of these mountainous forests happens to be the Aberdares, a pivotal water tower to the Kenyan populace and a natural habitat to wildlife. Over the past 3 years we have continually planted trees and carried out awareness trainings on the community and our list of volunteers .This is to ensure that the forest conservation approach is a common level of understanding and encourage maximum participation. The continual loss of the forest cover and decrease in community interest in conservation informed drew our attention towards spearheading the campaign to conserve the natural forest. Trees are so important that their contribution into climate patterns cannot be ignored. Study shows that one acre of indigenous trees can produce enough oxygen for 8 people for a year. Equally one acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 4500 kilometers. Our focus is leveled on indigenous forests as the need for lumber and other economic gains targets such forests as the best sources of maximum gains. Allover Kenya deforestation is a serious problem resulting in environmental degradation; it continues to strip the land of its soil, wildlife of their habitats and the people of their livelihood due to drought & famine and extinction of species both Flora and Fauna. At present Forest cover in Kenya is estimated to be only a meager 7.4%, against a UN minimum recommendation of 10%. Various reforestation programs in the country have been initiated, but one of the key issues is lack awareness on the importance of forests and substitution of indigenous trees with exotic ones. This always leads to loss of biodiversity and damage of natural habitat and ecosystems for a wider range of flora and fauna due to change of eco-balance. The critical role played by forests includes a diversity of ecosystem services such as recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen, acting as a carbon sink, aiding in regulating climate, water catchment, mitigating natural hazards such as floods and landslides, and serving as a genetic reserve. Under the growing pressure of population increase in the developing countries and over industrialization, urbanization and consumerism in the developed countries, there is large scale deforestation in the tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Kenya has not been spared as there has been wanton destruction of forests where mankind has encroached on the forests with an aim of addressing critical issues of human survival and sustainability. Through our advocacy we have identified factorial principles that have continually changed the perception on forests conservation within the communities living next or around the forests. Continual engagement and partnerships with the society has promoted sustainable environmental management through additional tree planting, replenishment of forest glades, participation of schools and community groups in awareness forums and formation of community forest associations (CFA)