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Ogun plants trees in cities

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government has revealed plans to begin tree planting within cities towards mitigating the effects of climate change, as well as beautifying the scenery of areas through its Urban Forestry Programme (UFP). Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made this known at the flag-off of the tree-planting exercise at Federal University of Agriculture, International School, Abeokuta. Chief Lawal ...

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Federal varsity embarks on tree planting campaign to promote eco-friendliness

Funai tree planting

The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) in Ebonyi State on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 carried out a fresh round round of tree planting exercise to promote eco-friendliness, guard against environmental degradation, provide edible fruits for staff and students, and ensure total greening and aesthetic beauty of the University environment. This was part of the activities lined up for the students’ ...

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Planting trees can’t replace cutting CO2 emissions, says study

Lena Boysen

Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide (CO2) they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented as a late-regret option in the case of substantial ...

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Ogun battles illegal logging, urges tree planting

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government has called on “Baales” and other community leaders in the three senatorial districts to partner government in tackling nefarious activities of illegal loggers in the state-owned forest reserves. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, made the call recently during an interactive session with the State Council of Baales in the ministry’s conference room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the sate ...

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Desertification: Sokoto to plant 1 million trees

Tree planting

As a way of tackling desertification in Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has disclosed that government has raised one million different varieties of seedlings of economic trees for free distribution to people in the state. ‎ He disclosed during the launch of the 2016 Tree Planting Campaign at Bissalam village, Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday that ...

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Lagos moves to meet 2020 10-million-tree target

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Within the next four years, the Lagos State Government will plant some four million trees to add to the six million already planted in the past eight years. This will be in fulfillment of its resolve to plant 10 million trees by 2020 which, government officials say, was informed by the desire to mitigate the impact of climate change. So ...

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Climate: Ogun distributes seeds ahead tree planting spree

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government has concluded plans to distribute free seedlings of teak, gmelina and other species of trees to individuals and residents of the state in order to curb the effects of climate change as well as environmental degradation. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made this known recently while addressing stakeholders during an official visit to Sagamu, Iperu, ...

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FUNAI plants trees, establishes Pioneer Garden

Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba

The Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, on Wednesday, June 15 2016, launched a novelty by floating what they call Pioneer Garden. The Garden is meant to honour and immortalise staff and students who started the institution five years ago. The Garden is located in the east of the university, akin to the Biblical Garden of Eden that shares the same location. ...

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Earth Day 2016: UN plants American dogwood tree

dogwood-tree

As world leaders and ministers lined up in their droves to sign the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York last Friday, a group of senior UN officials slipped out for a few minutes in the sunshine into a very special place for a small but unique event. The group, including UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson; the President of the ...

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11 ways Earth Day 2016 was observed globally

Berta-Caceres

Earth Day is believed to be the largest secular event in the world. It has been described as the power of a contagious people’s movement that returns each year. This year, world leaders united in New York City to sign the Paris Agreement, a landmark achievement in the fight against climate change. According to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day ...

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