“By doing so, the Department will become part of a Global Network when trees will be planted worldwide on the 21st September 2011 at 12 noon” says Executive Mayoral Committee Member: Community Services, Tandeka Gqada.
ENO is a global virtual school for sustainable development. ENO tree planting day connects children all over the world and the tree planting event seeks to demonstrate to young people how to protect and restore the environment. The ENO events
programme is coordinated and maintained by ENO PROGRAMME ASSOCIATION based in the City of Joensuu, Finland.
The City Parks Department has used this initiative to partner with the Huguenot Primary School in Tafelsig. The learners of the will assist the Department in planting 25 trees in their school ground and on an adjacent parks belonging to
the City as part of an effort to green the area. According to the Director City Parks, Chantal Hanslo, the department is deeply committed to sustainability and therefor the growth and development of these trees will be closely monitored.
The year 2011 has been declared the national year of the forest by the United Nations General Assembly and all events in 2011 are especially relevant in support of the International Year of Forests.
The event were attended by staff of the City Parks Department, officials from the Sub-council, the local ward council, staff and learners from the Huguenot Primary School, the local Neighbourhood Watch and the media.
The City Parks Department also wishes to encourage other city staff to join in and do their bit to help protect the environment
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