Nation Shortlisted for Climate Coalition’s Green Heart Hero Award


ENA February 26/ 2020 Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative, which resulted in the planting of over 4 billion trees in 2019, has been shortlisted for “The Climate Coalition’s Green Heart Hero Award” that recognizes incredible works being done to tackle climate change.

The awards are aimed at celebrating unsung heroes which are helping to create a safer and cleaner future, and include green businesses, schools and Members of Parliaments, according to Ethiopia’s Embassy in UK.

Ethiopia is nominated in the “Overseas Inspiration” category, it was learned.

It is to be recalled that the country planted an almost unbelievable four billion trees between May and October 2019. Enrolling volunteers from across the nation, it embarked on one of the most ambitious tree-planting programs in history, with one day in July alone ending with 350 million trees planted.

As part of the Green Legacy Initiative, the scheme is an example to the rest of the world of what is possible when a nation works together to help protect the things they love.

Ethiopia is shortlisted alongside Sierra Leone’s Ngoleagorbu Cocoa Farmers Union and Nigeria’s Jos Green Centre E-Waste Solar Project. Nominations are submitted by the public.

Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges and announced on March 9, 2020 at a ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament in London.