Unilever Ghana team up with Twedaase Basic School in Tema to plant trees

Business & Finance Unilever Ghana team up with Twedaase Basic School in Tema to plant trees
JUN 8, 2023 LISTEN

Unilever Ghana Limited participated in the global commemoration of World Environment Day by planting trees at the Tema Industrial Area alongside Twedaase Basic School in Tema Community 1.

Every year on June 5, the United Nations (UN) observes a day to encourage action on global climate challenges.

According to Mr. George Owusu-Ansah, Managing Director of Unilever Ghana, the company's compass, "Sustainable Living," is to improve the environment for everyone to live in.

He claimed that the tree-planting project aided the UN's effort to reduce CO2 emissions by half by 2030 and stop temperature increases in Ghana.

The corporation, according to Mr. Owusu-Ansah, has pledged to plant 5,000 trees in and around Ghana by 2030 in an effort to support the regrowth of forests, oceans, and lands while there are still active conversations and debates about climate change.

He said that since Ghana was a temperate country, trees at the very least provided shade and improved the aesthetics of cities.

As part of its pledge to assist in saving the planet from the issue it is experiencing, the firm has also vowed to collect 10,000 metric tonnes of plastic by the end of 2030.

He said there would be participation from the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE).

Mr. Owusu-Ansah expressed pride in the activity and praised the students from Twedaase Basic School for their zeal while urging the general public to be responsible and cultivate the habit of expressing concern for the land in their own ways.

He said that since the kids actually represented the planet's future, taking action now would significantly contribute to ensuring the standard of life they would enjoy throughout their prime and beyond.

He encouraged kids to become environmental activists and protect the welfare of the planet as a whole by sharing what they had learned in school and participating in activities like tree planting with their friends and family.

Master Kwakye Ransford, a student at Twedaase Basic School, stated that they respected the information provided by Unilever Ghana Limited for the experiment.

He made it plain, nevertheless, that it was their duty to contribute to the effort to address the global climate calamity because they were young and the generation that would follow them.

He begged businesses to schedule frequent events and activities so that children and schools could participate in tree-planting campaigns and other environmental conservation initiatives.

-CDA Consult || Contributor