Eno Tree Planting Day

ZIZ NEWS…Friday 21 May – The significance of preserving the earth was illustrated when fifteen primary schools in St Kitts today joined 176 schools and over 7,000 students around the world, in celebrating Eno Tree Planting Day.

The long term goal of the Eno Tree Planting campaign is to plant 100 million trees by 2017. The official ceremony took place this morning at the Beach Allens Primary School.

Young students around the island now have a better appreciation of something as simple as trees, when they joined school children around the globe in celebrating Eno-Environment Online, Tree Planting Day.

This is the first time the Federation has engaged in the significant ceremony in light of the impact of climate change and preserving the environment for future generations and most importantly the Ministry of Agriculture’s quest for food security.

According to Mrs Jacqulin Christopher, the National Coordinator for the Eno Programme, St Kitts is now a part of a global virtual school network for sustainable development and that this is an initiative they are looking to continue for years to come.

The importance of trees and its relevance to their very existence was driven home to the students.

Mr Antonio Maynard, the Director for the UNESCO Commission in St Kitts-Nevis says the students first direct step to preserving their environment forms part of a bigger UNESCO programme.

The first official service held at the Beach Allens school ground was replicated in all private and public primary school in St Kitts. A total of 2,000 trees provided by the Department of Agriculture were planted.

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