Fiji Time: 10:50 AM on Tuesday 21 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Call for earth's stewards

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, December 10, 2012

MINISTER for Environment Colonel Samuela Saumatua stressed the importance of raising awareness on environmental stewardship during the National Faith-Based Environment stewardship programme launch at Holiday Inn last Thursday.

Col. Saumatua said conceptual ideas and approaches to educate people about conservation would not only change mentality and attitudes to be an environment champion but would elevate peoples' desire to keep their faith.

"The spillover effect of this will be the holistic human development of an individual and the resultant deployment of upright and law abiding citizens," Col Saumatua said.

"The maximum beneficial returns will be to society and its norms," he said.

Col. Saumatua said the ministry, through the Department of Environment's next step to environment stewardship, would be calling for a national summit steering committee consultation meeting soon.

He said the environment stewardship program could be an ideal catalyst to bring the people of diverse socio-religious backgrounds together, to discuss issues that related to their lives.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Public access
  2. Inside Fiji sevens
  3. Forgery suspect still in remand
  4. Accused on the run
  5. Fiji beats Lebanon, players ready to face Murri at home
  6. TB cases expected to increase
  7. 'Get to know your breasts'
  8. Marks scaling review
  9. Reflect and re-examine
  10. United for a good cause

Top Stories this Week

  1. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  6. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  7. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  8. THE NEW PRICES Wednesday (15 Oct)
  9. Praises for Fiji sevens team after win in Australia Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. 8-room home gutted Friday (17 Oct)