It was believed that destroying the environment resulted in destroying human life because both were closely linked.
The traditional Africans were linked to the environment through totems.
The environment was to provide human beings with food, medicine, shelter and clothing among other needs. It was used to satisfy these needs.
Africans believe that the environment is created by God and is sacred.
The environment was therefore taken care of as a sign of respect and to show appreciation to God.
Genesis 1:11, 12, 26-29, Psalms 8:6-8
People should be encouraged to build gabions and terraces and plant more trees in order to preserve the environment.
We should dispose garbage carefully to avoid littering and polluting the land.
We should regard the environment as sacred and therefore respect it.