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Thousand trees help offset emissions

  • Eco News

St George’s has partnered with Green Up Gambia as part of St George’s School Climate Pledge, to help offset school emissions through a tree-planting initiative.

On Thursday, 24th April, Green Up Gambia worked with St George’s partner school in the Gambia, Batokunku LBS, to establish a nursery of 1000 trees of fruit and indigenous species as a form of nurturing eco-consciousness among students and enhancing a green environment within the campus and community. In parallel, St George’s students planted trees and set up a new vegetable garden.

It is estimated that this combined project will help offset approximately 50 tons of CO2 emissions. The project also helps support the UN Sustainability Goals, specifically:

#4 Quality Education
#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
#11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
#13 Climate Action
#14 Life Below Water
#15 Life on Land
#17 Partnership for the Goals

Overall, it was a fun and impactful day of digging and planting to create an eco-friendlier future.

– By Ms McHugh, Sustainability Coordinator