Adenike Akinsemolu’s The Green Campus Initiative is reviving the consciousness of being environmental friendly in Nigeria, one student at a time.
Through innovative academic research, results-based green initiatives, and building a generation of environmentally and socially conscious student leaders, the initiative is not only tackling the harsh climate changes in the country but also ensuring environmental sustainability.
Green Campus Initiative doesn’t only tell students why they need to go green; it provides them with basic tools they need to make this happen.
One may wonder, what inspired Adenike to take this step. According to her, during one of her lectures she asked a class of 250 students what ‘going green’ meant and sadly none of them could explain it. She knew she had to do something about it.
In the first 8 months of their journey, nearly 150 university students from 28 universities had been trained with the goal to have a chapter of the Green Campus Initiative at each of Nigeria’s university campuses. Besides advocating for living a green lifestyle, they also encourage social entrepreneurship as a way of promoting sustainable development.
The best part of her job is the fact that she is helping to create highly educated and responsible citizens, one student at a time.
We totally love that.