Chiromo Environmental Awareness Club (CEAC) was formed fifteen (15) years ago to promote environmental conservation and practice of environmentally-friendly practices, primarily among the student community in the College of Biological and Physical Sciences. Over the years, however, CEAC has expanded its environmental activities and building of mutually beneficial partnerships with community-based organizations, state environmental agencies and non-governmental organizations operating in Kenya. CEAC provides a platform for enhancing environmental education, nurturing talents and developing leadership skills. The club’s membership reflects the national diversity of the student body in the college and has clearly established democratic governance structures. CEAC’s annual renewal of leadership and its rich programme of activities give individual members ample opportunities to perform leadership roles. With this wide range of outdoor activities, including control of waste material and annual tree planting, CEAC has become a major driver of change in human behavior towards better management of the environment and practice of responsible and accountable leadership in Kenya. In October 2013, CEAC in partnership with Millennium Community Development Initiative (MCDI) will launch Environmental Journalism and Stewardship Programme, which aims to build student capacity in communication and management of environmental information generated in the College and especially in the School of Biological Sciences.
Prof. Nathan Gichuki