The DA in Mpumalanga is fighting Climate Change by planting trees
On Saturday 27 February 2021 the DA Provincial launch of the “plant trees to fight climate change” campaign started in Middelburg. The first tree was planted by Provincial leader Jane Sithole, Provincial Chairperson Bosman Grobler and Annerie Weber Member of Parliament serving on the Environment, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio and manager of this campaign.
Today, 10 March 2021, the DA GMM constituency planted trees in Emzinoni.
Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. So when we cut down trees for firewood, to make a place for infrastructure or any other reasons, the trees are not replaced and we have a lot more CO2 in the air than there should be. Therefore planting trees is one of the primary strategies to fight climate change.
It is also important that the right type of trees are planted. It is always good to plant indigenous trees in the area where you live. The trees that were planted on Saturday was “Wit Karee, Swart Karee, Olienhout en Wit Stinkhout”. Today a few fast-growing trees were planted such as peach and birchwood.
AS the community we have all felt the effects of climate change namely increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, declining water supplies, flooding and erosion.
The DA asks the community that where they can to get involved and plant a tree wherever they see the need.
Thank you to “Garden Terrace” for your donation of trees as well as the compost for planting the trees.
Let us all take hands and give as Govan Mbeki Municipality our contribution to fight climate change and make a difference.
This will be a continuous campaign.
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