Ghanaians advised to plant trees on their birthdays to help fight climate change.


Ghanaians have being advised to incorporate tree planting as part of activities to mark their special day celebrations such as birthdays and other anniversaries as a way of contributing to the fight against climate change in Ghana.

This recommendation was made by the Chairman of the Green Republic Project Mr. Nana Yaw Osei Darkwa during a tree planting exercise held yesterday at the  Sang Community day SHS in the Mion district of the northern region.

He stated that, when one plants a tree as part of his or her birthday celebration, it makes the celebration memorable and whenever the tree is seen he or she remembers the anniversary.

He furthermore explained that, when churches, banks, schools and other organizations are marking their anniversaries and decide to integrate the planting of trees as part of the events to mark the celebration, it serves a way of blessing the earth and adding value to it on such special days.

“Let us try to plant trees as a way of adding value to the earth as humans on our birthdays and not only going round having fun with friends and family because this adds value to the earth” He said.

Some students of the Sang Community Day SHS in a picture with some members of the Green Republic Project.

On the government’s “One village, One dam” program Mr.  Osei Darkwa urged the government to make conscious efforts, to plant trees around the dams so that evaporation will not take place causing the dams to dry up.

According to scientists, emission of gasses from vehicles contribute to climate change hence he advised that, solar or wind power should be the main source of energy to power the factories to be built under the government’s industrialization program dubbed, ‘One district, One factory”

With support from the forestry commission and Humano Energy, over 4,000 Trees were planted yesterday in the Mion District of the Northern Region in addition to over 3,500 planted at Yong in the Tamale metropolis fortnight ago as part of The Green Republic Project’s aim of planting 20million trees in Ghana by the year 2028 to combat climate change.

A section of the students from the Sang Community Day SHS during the tree planting exercise.

Climate change is having profound consequences on our planet’s diversity of life and people’s lives. Sea levels are rising and oceans are warming. Longer, more intense droughts threaten freshwater supplies and crops, endangering efforts to feed a growing world population; it is in view of this that the SDG 13 calls for all efforts to fight climate change by every person in the world.

By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe – Kesmi News




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