World Habitat Day: South Coast Tourism plants 100 trees

2011-10-04 00:00

SOUTH Coast Tourism in association with the Margate tourism committee celebrated World Habitat Day yesterday by planting 100 trees. The event also commemorated Margate’s centenary, which was celebrated last year.

The 100 indigenous trees comprised 30 types of endemic trees. The United Nations has designated October 3 as World Habitat Day and this year’s theme is cities and climate change.

Climate change is one of the pre-eminent development challenges of the 21st century. The aim of World Habitat Day is to improve the living conditions in urban centres around the world.

Said Peter Schamotta, a member of the Margate tourism committee, “It is an opportunity for all of us to become involved in initiatives in our cities and towns that will better our environments and to display our responsibility for the future of the human habitat.”

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