Covid_19 was declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, by the World Health Organization. The global pandemic came along with the ability to grab the world’s attention an aspect that paved way for climate change activism to come on the rise now that natural disasters are one of the forefront topics of discussion.
Local roadside plant sellers based in Kampala and some of its neighboring areas in Uganda share their perspective on what climate change means to them alongside saving nature as a whole. Ideally the practice is one in which various local people dedicate their life to growing and looking after various plant types from which they earn a living in the long run. Consciously or unconsciously the practice plays a significant role towards protecting the environment. They are also potential agents to sensitize their fellow locals on the issue of climate change and hence a wider effective spread of information on the significance of nature conservation.
Photography as a medium from my own perspective acts as a bridge for the information gap in reference to climate change following the flexibility it often comes with. This being an ongoing personal project, it’s a two way learning process that is I get to create awareness amongst the road side plant sellers I come in contact with by means of imagery celebrating them and justifying the fact that they are unconsciously engaging into the fight against climate change and on the other hand getting to learn from them regarding what they do, why they do it and what does climate change mean to them.