Gulu Go Green strikes back for another round! The marathon will take place on Saturday 1st April 2017 starting at 6:00am in front of the Gulu District Administration block. It’s expected to end at TAKS center; behind Acholi inn hotel. After last year’s success of gathering over 200 participants and distributing 5000 tree seedlings to over 20 schools, CEED Uganda continues its legacy in promoting environmental conservation and mobilizing crowds to fight against deforestation in Uganda. This year’s goal is to plant 10,000 trees in schools to contribute to reforestation and restoration of forest cover. In efforts to combat the adversities of climate change, the campaign strives for reforestation and restoration of forest cover through educating the masses on the importance of tree planting and sparking discussions within the community of Gulu.  Why is the Gulu Go Green Marathon important? Climate change is now a global concern which requires swift and urgent action. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people and communities dearly today and even projected to be worse tomorrow if not given the urgency that it deserves. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most. By addressing climate change, we can build a sus­tainable world for everyone. But we need to act #TOGETHERNOW. If left unchecked, climate change will undo a lot of the progress made over the past years in development. It can also exacerbate, as we are already seeing, current threats such as food and water scarcity, which can lead to conflict. Doing nothing will end up costing us a lot more than if we take actions now that will lead to more jobs, greater prosperity, and better lives for all while building climate resilience. The marathon is CEED Uganda’s commitment to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goal 13 which requires taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Read more