06 Aug Greening by Planting Trees
The Billion Tree Campaign was launched by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) as a major worldwide tree planting campaign where people, communities, business and industry, civil society organisations and governments are encouraged to enter tree-planting pledges with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide.
The Buffalo City Environmental Trust (BCET), Buffalo City Municipality’s Integrated Environmental Management Planning (IEMP) Unit and the Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) coordinated a local effort in Buffalo City, to contribute to the Billion Tree campaign.
At the FloorworX factory in East London, 33 indigenous trees were planted as part of the company’s contribution to the Billion Tree Campaign during Arbour Week 2008.
In cooperation with Accentuates financial director Clive Garner, the Johannesburg branch of FloorworX will support the Billion Tree Campaign and replace alien trees on premises with home-grown trees, over a period of time.
Further to this, FloorworX aligns itself with global partners such as Kuhrs and Quick-Step who want to maintain our forests.
Quick-Step has Pan European Forest Certification (PEFC) a new tool to improve the sustainable management of our forests, and prides itself on the fact that you can enjoy the most beautiful wood patterns without having to damage our forests. Kuhrs on the other hand plants more than 6 trees for every tree they cut.