Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI) is an environmental community based organization whose aim is to develop a proper litter and waste management system whilst creating employment at the same time.
Our mission is to inspire people to own their environment, bin their waste properly and have this waste recycled. This is because we believe that people and nature can live together in harmony. We believe that recycling is not only good for the environment but it can also create numerous economic opportunities and we believe that economically empowered people live empowered lives.
Clean Environment Communal Responsibility
Cleanup activities are important because they involve participation of the whole community. They help to create awareness and sensitize individuals on the importance of taking care of their environment.
This project seeks to involve the community in cleanups, waste segregation and recycling, and to create employment opportunities for the men, women and youth.
We seek to educate people on the benefits and best practices of keeping the envrionment clean. We do this by conducting civic education during our cleanups and also through online campaigns
We support recycling and upcycling as a sustainable mean of managing waste, and in particular litter.
"The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves"
"Being part of a community cleanup exercise is my way of pushing for environmental protection"
"Cleanups are the initial steps we need to make in the community for people to realize that they need to do this as a continous program."
"Through cleanups, we impart in communities a spirit self responsponsibility, especially when they are involved in it."
"It is good to clean the environment because ten years from now, our kids will need a clean place to live in"
"When you have your smokie, kindly throw the wrapper in a dustbin and not on the streets."
"When you see someone litter, gather confidence and tell them to pick it up. Make the difference and lead by example."
"We cannot afford to leave the envrionment in a dirty state. The negative impact will be felt in all areas of life."
"Mazingira safi, jirani mwema"
(A clean environment is a good neighbour)