Student organised walkathon aims to save our soil
Last week (6 May) saw a student-led walkathon take place with the aim of raising awareness of the global degradation of one of the Earth’s most essential life-giving attributes – soil.
The organised active event saw students gather on campus and visit various landmarks and venues from Whitworth Park to Piccadilly Garden as part of global action led by the Save Soil Movement of Conscious Planet.
Harry Moss, a third year Electronic Engineering student at The University of Manchester organised the event after volunteering for Save Soil.
I got involved through wanting to be a part of an effort to bring 3.5 billion people together to help revive and bring a minimum 3-6% organic content back into the soil.
“I got involved through wanting to be a part of an effort to bring 3.5 billion people together to help revive and bring a minimum 3-6% organic content back into the soil.” said Harry.
As well as hugely impacting upon increasing an increasing humanitarian food crisis, drastic soil degradation across the world can also impact; water scarcity, loss of bio-diversity, loss of livelihood and of course, the climate crisis.
Currently taking place (9 May to 20 May) is the UN’s fifteenth conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This year’s theme is, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity', which is hoped to be a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.
How can I help contribute?
- TWEET & SHARE #SaveSoil
- EARN A CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR CV @ https://www.consciousplanet.org/students
- JOIN THE ART EXHIBITION @ https://exhibition.savesoil.cc/
- BECOME AN EARTH BUDDY @ https://form.jotform.com/221192278998067
Visit www.savesoil.org to find out more.