Park launches project to support global warming fight

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THE Port Moresby Nature Park officially launched its ‘Trees for Life – Schools Tree Planting Project’ at the Gerehu Secondary School on Friday.
The tree planting project was to commemorate International Forest Day (March 21).
National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop officiated at the opening of the project.
It is an effort by Nature Park to support Parkop’s ‘One Million Trees’ campaign to make Port Moresby a greener city in the fight against global warming.
Nature Park general manager Michelle McGeorge said the park was committed to supporting Parkop to plant 50,000 trees by World Environment Day on June 5.
“The park will engage with all NCD schools to support them to plant and increase the number of trees on their sites to provide additional green spaces and shade for students when outdoors,” McGeorge said.
“Throughout the school’s tree planting exercise, the park will also be delivering educational programmes to students on plant biology, the importance of rainforests, global warming and climate change mitigation,” she said.
Gerehu Secondary School principal Besoko Aguna thanked Nature Park for providing free trees to the students to plant.
“The trees will provide plenty of shade around our school oval and has been a great opportunity to remind our students of the importance of trees in fight against climate change,” he said.
Port Moresby Nature Park is a charity organisation that relies on grants and donor funding to operate.