According to the National Wildlife Federation, planting trees in urban landscapes is one of the
easiest ways people can make a difference especially as regards climate change. Trees help
clean the air and water and provide homes and food for wildlife as well as humans.
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, said about 7.3 million hectares (18 million acres) of forest are lost every year, and roughly half of the earth’s tropical forests have already been cleared.
Ignoring climate change, which is the most significant material risk to our future, is the world’s most devastating threat to human survival.
It is on these premises, that LiveBridge Foundation (LBF) took to some locations around the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, for tree planting activities and creates more awareness on the everyday effects on climate change.
LBF led the team of volunteers that included representatives of other NGOs, and a secondary school student community to plant trees hinted that the school was set to create a better learning environment for themselves and others in the community. The school has started with an effort to enlighten the students on the increasing effects of global warming and climate change. This is designed to reduce its carbon footprint and integrate sound environmental practices within the community.
We also believe that there should be direct, personal action on the part of students and staff to control atmospheric carbon emission, not only on the school campus but also at home. Such action will have an effect that ripples out into the community and hence restore forest productivity on one hand and human existence on the other.” LBF Team Lead stated.