The Star (Nairobi)

8 July 2013

Kenya: A Glitzy Total Eco Challenge Gala Night

Total Eco Challenge is a drive to plant more than 100 million trees per year in perpetuity. Through the campaign, the company seeks to follow in the footsteps of the late Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai by planting trees to increase the country's forest cover.

Last Wednesday, Total hosted a gala event to recognise the next generation of Wangari Maathais. The awards have been running for nine years.

Some of big winners were Rhino Charge, Safaricom, Kenya Defence Forces, Nature Kenya, the Kenya Tea Development Authority and Longonot Farm. Sixteen individuals were appointed "Tree Ambassadors" for their personal efforts in planting trees in their communities.

The event, held at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, was attended by many dignitaries including Total Kenya MD Alexis Vovkand and Belgian Ambassador Bart Ouvry.

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