Environmental volunteerism refers to the act of executing a series of environmental jobs performed out of patriotism for one’s Country, State and Community in order to protect the environment.
Man’s action or inaction can bring about series of environmental degradation ranging from pollution of air, land, water to loss of biodiversity. In this sense therefore, we are both culprits and victims of the situation. Addressing these problems will require collective effort. As government, Private Sector, Civil Society, the general public and the individual, we all have the responsibility of protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable development.
The NESREA Green Corps (NGC) Initiative focuses on individual responsibility at achieving a cleaner and healthier environment. It affords the individual the opportunity to render selfless service to humanity, particularly to his community in the protection of the environment. It also empowers the individual to be a true Vanguard and Watchdog of his/her environment.
It is in realization of the unique role of the citizen in environmental protection, that the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Environment, birthed the NESREA Green Corps initiative as a mechanism for operationalizing environmental Volunteerism in Nigeria, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
The initiative was formally launched by the Honourable Minister of Environment. Subsequently the initiative shall be launched at the Zonal and State levels.
GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
The overall goal of the NESREA Green Corps Initiative is to actively involve the citizenry in environmental governance through volunteers under the guidance of NESREA.
Among the objectives of the Initiative are to:
The Roles/Responsibilities of the NESREA Green Corps include:
The NESREA Green Corps shall always be properly kitted, and this includes T-shirts, Face caps and reflective jackets with NESREA logo and special inscription.
REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
The following are the minimum requirements for citizen who may wish to become members of the NESREA Green Corps:
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR NESREA GREEN CORPS
The NGC has a code of conduct for effective operationalization of the initiative. In this regard therefore, the following elements are prerequisite:
The Agency shall organize mandatory induction course for all newly registered volunteers and occasional refresher courses on various environmental issues as they evolve.
MODE OF OPERATION
Every registered NGC:
The NGC initiative is expected to generate the following output, among others:
All prospective NESREA Green Corps shall complete prescribed registration forms available in NESREA Headquarters and all NESREA Zonal and State offices or Click Here to download form
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