ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CHANGE
In Nigeria, plastic bags have become a national symbol of waste and decadence.The use of petroleum in the creation of plastic bags causes a release of greenhouse gasses (GHGs)
into the atmosphere, which is a huge contributor to global warming and climate change. At least 267 different species of marine life are adversely affected by plastic pollution and plastic production isn’t curbed, plastic pollution will outweigh fish pound for pound by 2050.
WIN embarked on several environmental campaigns and projects in line with Goal 12 and Goal 14 of the SDG2030 agenda are ‘Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns and ‘Avoid plastic bags to keep the oceans safe and clean’
WIN Bag for Life – Reusable shopping bags: WIN has introduced its Bag For Life, reusable shopping bag in order to reduce the amount plastic consumption and waste in
Nigeria. WIN has held skill acquisition trainings in deprived communities and IDP settlements teaching the women how to make these reusable shopping bags. This bags not
only serve to reduce the amount of plastic pollution and thus reduce the effects of climate change, but they also serve as an additional source of revenue for women in these deprived communities.
Environmental Clean Up: Embarked on a series of beach, market and water way clean ups. The first being the Elegushi Beach clean up.
Lagos Lekki Conservation Centre: Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women and children. WIN organises quarterly Environmental awareness talks and Climate