United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and National Youth Green Growth Secretariat (NY2GS) of Kenya partnered with the USIU-Africa Environmental Society (ENSO) club to host university students from Nairobi to usher in the World Environmental Day 2017 themed “Connecting People to Nature” on Sunday June 4 at the auditorium.

The participants planted more than 100 trees next to the rugby pitch which will then be monitored by the ENSO club. Present at the event were representatives from Water Resources Users Association (WRUA), NY2GS and UNEP who encouraged the participants to protect the environment saying that human life depends on environment.

World Environment Day began in 1972 and is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action involving various groups taking part in clean-ups, taking action against wildlife crime and replanting forests.