It was around ten in the morning when we, all excited, reached ELI Africa’s office last Sunday to participate in the door to door activity that Endemic Roots organized to invigorate our ‘One Endemic Plant per Family’ campaign among those living in the vicinity of our office.
Once again, we all took time from our busy schedule in order to work together to make a difference in our community. Our environment matters to everyone and if one simple action could improve our future, why should we stay behind? At around 11 30 we left office and for many of us it was something new. It was not only a door to door activity but also an opportunity to inform the general public about the importance of protecting our endemic flora, to work in a team and to learn more about endemic plants.
Our first family reached was an old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Rampertaib. Amiable, the old couple gladly welcomed us in their yard where we had the opportunity to explain to them the objective of our campaign and why it is imperative to protect our endemic plants. The latter showed great enthusiasm about the idea of having a Bottle Palm in their garden. It felt great to find that Mr. and Mrs. Rampertaib readily agreed to support our campaign but what encouraged us to pursue our aspiration for a better Mauritius were the kind words of Mrs. Rampertaib-“You’re all doing a fabulous job! God will bless you and I pray that you are able to meet more families and that your campaign meets success.”
Most people whom we met were knowledgeable about our endemic flora and showed keen interest to join our campaign. If for you as well, your environment matters, join our ‘One Endemic Plant Per Family’ movement now to build a better future.