Planting trees for a greener future

2016-09-27 06:00
Medowridge Primary school pupils create a peace sign at the school during a tree planting event.

Medowridge Primary school pupils create a peace sign at the school during a tree planting event.

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Medowridge Primary School was among the several city schools who participated in the global Environment Online (ENO) tree-planting project.

ENO is a global virtual school network for sustainable development that was launched at ENO Primary School in North Karelia, Finland.

After much dedicated work, this network has spread to more than 10 000 schools in 157 countries, most of which come from less developed countries.

Environmental themes are studied through activities and global campaigns are arranged simultaneously around the world.

ENO also extends learning to local communities and today there are 50 cities in 20 countries listed as members in the ENO Green Cities Network.

Cities are committed to assist schools in their environmental activities.

This year’s ENO tree planting day, hosted by the City of Cape Town’s Parks Department, took place on Wednesday 21 September.

The trees that the department planted forms a part of this campaign, which is aiming to plant over 100 million trees by next year.

The target is to plant nine million trees worldwide in 2016 alone.

Another significant highlight of the ENO tree planting programme is the process itself which is to involve the young generation to plant trees together despite borders, religion or political situations.

This year tree planting took place at the Meadowridge Primary School were learners formed a peace sign.

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