The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa [CYNESA], from Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe met in Harare on the 25th of September to discuss how Catholic youths could be roped in and be more involved in conserving and protecting the environment.

The meeting aimed at identifying and discussing environmental issues currently being faced and encourages youths to be part of a “Green Generation”. Afforestation, recycling, cleaning up campaigns, waste, water and energy management are some of the activities that the youths can do to make sure this dream is achievable.

The group was joined by the Secretary to Papal Nuncio in Zimbabwe; Fr. Gabriele who expressed his joy to this appropriate response to the Holy See’s call on the environment. He also said youth should take courage from St Francis of Assisi who was deeply connected and in love with nature, and also happens to be the patron Saint of nature.