Dulsco, a UAE-based company specialising in waste management services and human resource solutions, has said that it will plant 270 ghaf trees across the UAE, as part of the #Year of Giving.
Dulsco decided to plant one ghaf tree for every 'sustainable' message that was posted on their plastic bottle wall during the EcoWaste 2017 Exhibition. Dulsco received 270 messages and the company will thus be planting 270 ghaf trees across the country in association with various government agencies and communities, including students.
The tree planting campaign began on 4th February, with the aim of supporting the UAE National Environment Day.
Commenting on the announcement, David Stockton, Managing Director of Dulsco, said, "In fulfilling our social values as an organisation, Dulsco will be able to make a positive impact on our environment through this initiative. We can’t live without trees. They are the source of the air we breathe and water we drink. Trees provide a home for wildlife and are vital for our planet’s biodiversity. They also provide one of our primary defences against climate change. As a part of the Year of Giving, Dulsco decided to plant ghaf trees for every sustainable message received during EcoWaste 2017."
Flowers, fruits, leaves, bark, branches and roots of ghaf, Prosopis Cineraria, all provide resources and habitats for a variety of native fauna and flora, making the tree a keystone species. Identified with Arab tradition, ghaf finds a place in the UAE landscape as the country’s national tree.
"We are delighted to go green with our tree planting initiative. It gives us immense pleasure to see people making an extra effort to visit our stand at EcoWASTE 2017 and help us in this initiative by posting their messages on our wall. The aim of this initiative is not only to drive the message of conservation of resources but also to encourage the residents of UAE, especially youngsters, to contribute towards protecting the environment, thereby helping the future," added Stockton.