2nd Edition Lukenya University 10 Million Trees Marathon Launch:
Planting Seeds of Change: RentCo Africa’s Commitment to a Greener Future.
Ms. Florence W. Mathenge
25th January, 2024,
Honorable Vice Chancellor,
Respected Chair of the Board of Trustees,
Senior Vice President of Athletics Kenya,
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Adhering to all Protocols,
It is with great pride and a deep sense of responsibility that I stand here today on behalf of RentCo Africa. As a company, we have always been at the forefront of innovation and sustainability, and today, we reaffirm our commitment to these core values by pledging KES. 1 Million to support Lukenya University in their ambitious and commendable initiative to increase their tree planting efforts from 5 million to 10 million trees. This noble endeavor aligns perfectly with Kenya’s goal of achieving a 15 billion tree cover in the next five years.
Last year, as a Diamond Sponsor, RentCo Africa contributed KES. 1 Million, equivalent to 20,000 seedlings. This year, we are not just continuing our support; we are reinforcing our belief in the power of collective action for environmental preservation.
Our involvement in sustainable initiatives is not new. RentCo Africa is poised to pioneer the leasing of 60MW wellhead geothermal power plants in Kenya. This groundbreaking infrastructure leasing model will be a world-first, demonstrating our commitment to renewable energy solutions.
Furthermore, our dedication to climate action was clearly evidenced in 2022 when we proposed, designed, and delivered a state-of-the-art 1.3 MW Solar PV plant to Sasini PLC’s Tea factories at Kipkebe and Keritor. This innovative technology, a first in the region, uses single-axis tracking and bi-facial modules to optimize solar radiation throughout the day. These plants are projected to offset up to 35,000 tons of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, significantly contributing to a cleaner, greener planet.
Our pledge today is more than a donation; it is a testament to our belief in creating sustainable impact and shared value. By supporting the 10 Million Trees Initiative, we are not just planting trees; we are sowing the seeds for a greener, more sustainable future for Kenya and the world. Thank you, Lukenya University, for leading this remarkable initiative. RentCo Africa is honored to join you in this quest. Together, we can and will make a difference.