4 Year Old Filza Kick Starts Fridays For Future

Srinagar- A four-year-old girl from Hazratbal pledged to plant trees across Kashmir Valley.

While kick starting Fridays For Future event in Srinagar Filza tweeted,

“I started alone with the hope that more people will join.”

Filza has been planting varieties of trees across the valley since she was three year old.

The Fridays For Future, a youth-led and organized movement began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

Filza’s parents believe in action on the ground and doing their bit to inculcate pro-environmental behavior in their kid.

“This is our humble attempt of protecting the environment and caring for climate change by teaching and encouraging our daughter to plant more trees,” Dr. Faheem said.

Being optimistic that this small beginning might encourage other parents and kids in Kashmir to follow and contribute towards protecting and conserving environment of the region.

Earlier, recognizing Filza’s efforts to protect the ecology, the South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists a Kashmir-based organization that focuses on environmental policy in South Asia, awarded her.

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