I first met Emma during a tree planting exercise in the Aberdare forest in early 2019. She had just started expanding her wings in the environment conservation arena- she was a volunteer, a model, blogger, and a student.
At the time, I was documenting stories of women influencing change in their communities and workplaces. Women who went above and beyond their employment and education. Well, Emma was one of them.
A few months later, Emma founded an organization called TOWARDS A BETTER INITIATIVE (TBEi), with a primary objective of promoting environmental conservation and protection through education, tree planting initiatives, cleanup exercises, and educative open forums.
Advocating for clean energy solutions as a climate change measure, adoption of climate-smart agriculture and wildlife conservation are top of her agenda
Emma says she uses the power of written words and debates to voice her agenda. By this, I mean, she blogs about environmental issues and holds regular forums and Q&A sessions focusing on her core agendas.
On why she started the initiative…
Emma says the current state of our planet, and in particular, the detrimental effects of climate change were the force behind her decision. Thus, Emma and her organization aims at fostering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, 11, 13, 14, & 17
She envisions her organizations influencing change for a better environment.
connect with Emma on Twitter @TBEi2 and @emmaochieng5