A social enterprise for youths, SustyVibes, has announced its community-based tree planting and climate advocacy project, called #Communitrees.
The project is in partnership with the British High Commission to plant 5,000 trees in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, by April 2021.
It was launched on December 5, 2020.
The project will run alongside an advocacy drive among community members.
“We will be planting indigenous trees in selected communities across Lagos and Abuja while stimulating both online and physical conversations on the pivotal role of tree planting in climate action,” SustyVibes said at the weekend in a statement by Chikodi Uzoamaka.
#Communitrees is part of a larger #NigeriaForNature initiative of SustyVibes to encourage and increase climate action in communities across Nigeria.
“Community participation is at the very heart of our project, hence the inclusion of community members in all stages of the project process – from deliberations to execution. SustyVibes will also work with youth volunteers and stakeholders to drive the implementation of this project.
“We will commence online awareness and engagements across all our social media platforms in February 2021 while physical advocacy and tree planting will begin in the selected communities in March 2021 with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
“Climate change is currently the biggest challenge of the 21st century. As the planet continues to heat, we risk facing a catastrophic collapse that threatens life on earth.
“Nature-based solutions, such as tree planting, have proven to be very effective at mitigating climate change. Tree planting is an easy and cheap way for citizens to take #ClimateAction for the environment.