For his activities in promoting sustainable green economic development, Ghanaian journalist and climate advocate, Kofi Adu Domfeh, has been honoured at the 2021 Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS).
He was awarded Best Floriculture/Horticulture Reporter at the flagship event of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, an initiative of Strategic Communications Africa (Stratcomm Africa).
This 9th Show, with the theme: “9G: 9 Years of Green Living”, was aimed at creating awareness about the commercial, environmental, health and aesthetic benefits of flowers and gardens as well as promoting positive attitudes and behaviours towards green living.
There was a call on all stakeholders to see Green Living as a collective responsibility and take up innovative and responsible ways to protect the environment.
Chief Executive of Stratcomm Africa, Esther Cobbah, stated that it is everybody’s responsibility to ensure a greener, cleaner, wealthier, healthier, richer and more beautiful country.
“The earth laughs in flowers,” she said. “What we have found in doing this Movement is that people are perishing because they do not know that green is good for them, that green keeps them healthy, green gives them wealth, green brings beauty.”
Over 100 exhibitors of green living-related products and services and green innovators were honoured at the event.
“This honour came as a big surprise and I’m indeed grateful,” said Domfeh. “I did not know that the least I do in highlighting the importance of tree planting and greening of the environment was catching attention.”
Kofi Adu Domfeh is a multiple-award winning journalist in business, energy, environment and climate change reporting.
He is passionate about tree planting and has over the past decade championed environmental promotion and protection, through public education and planting projects.
Last year, he was honoured with the Green Ring Pin by former US Vice President Al Gore, Founder of The Climate Reality Project. The Green Ring is awarded to Climate Reality Leaders who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their roles as climate communicators and activists.
Domfeh is the Founder/Convener of CLAP Gh – Climate, Livelihood and Agriculture Platform. The environmental group mobilises young professionals to become part of the momentum created by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to partner all interest groups to share knowledge and take action.