315 indigenous trees planted in Ras Al Khaimah

EEG has uniquely bridged two of its programmes connecting waste management with tree planting and encouraging participants to be engaged in both these pro-environmental initiatives.



By (Wam)

Published: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 1:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:15 PM

Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) organised a ‘Tree Planting Drive’ in the Emirate of Ras Al Khamiah at the Al Jazeera Landfill staged under the banner of the 12th edition of its Clean Up UAE Campaign. EEG’s efforts have been aimed at helping the regional environment as a whole.

EEG has uniquely bridged two of its programmes connecting waste management with tree planting and encouraging participants to be engaged in both these pro-environmental initiatives.

During the event, eco-friendly residents from all walks of life — public and private institutions, academic institutions and families — came together to plant a total of 315 indigenous trees. The event brought the curtains down on the three of the most important annual programmes of EEG for the year.

This unique model of EEG connects its recycling campaigns with encouraging people to plant trees. These were the “Your Can for a Tree Initiative”, the “Neighbourhood Recycling Project” and the “One Root One Communi-Tree Project”.

“As the year draws to a close and we prepare for 2014, EEG can proudly look back on this date as a milestone event in the eco-drive for the country, said Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson EEG.

During the entire tree planning drive, all the trees were planted under the name of the participating organisations, academic institutions or families.

This unique benefit of having a tree planted under their name was EEG’s way of showing respect to the participants and thanking them for their enthusiastic participation throughout the year in EEG campaigns.


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