This includes planting with the Environment Clubs at the primary and secondary schools supported throughout the two Traditional Authority areas the project runs within.
To open the planting season, a host of songs, dramas and poems were presented including this poem by Innocence and Elmon.
Entitled What Wrong Have I Done, the poem was written from the perspective of a tree. It was such a moving poem, we wanted to share it with you.
What Wrong Have I Done
What wrong have I done? How much do you want? Pure oxygen I provide for you. Rain I call for you. With my greenish colour I beautify your country. Like God I protect your houses from winds. Good fruits I produce to fill your empty stomach.
To be honest, what wrong have I done? What wrong have I done to be tortured and be denatured. To be destroyed as if not alive. Look now an deserted. Look all over emptied. When will you replace me? When I will again be evergreen? My exaggerating beauty is no more. My internal breeze of peace, scattered also. What wrong have I done?
Indeed without me, global warming will chew you all. Your rivers will dry up. Your dear soil will produce less. Flood will drain you. Where do I not take part?
I cry for my internal beauty. I cry for my evergreen beauty. That not even one of you could provide. Though you devour me, one day you will need me. Hope of life on earth can’t be without me. Hundreds of thousands of us are gone just because of your jealousy. Just because you are selfish.
But why are you so violent, stone hearted and cruel? Like waste you burn me up. You even destroy my daughters and sons. So who will sustain my history. But know without me, you will perish. With no mercy you cut me down.
Wrong wrong have I done? Better air I provide. Beautiful water I give you. Even if you emotions are bad that’s why. Educated you can be but without me you can’t be. Stop chasing your own life. Step forward and replant us. For habitat is beautiful because of us. Full of us the habitat looks appetising.
Let’s plant trees for better survival.