Youth Today and the Department of Environment Collaborate on Tree Planting Initiative with the Sir Novelle Richards Academy

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Youth Today and the Department of Environment combined forces to hold a tree planting initiative on Wednesday 16 June at the Sir NovelleRichards Academy.

Members of Youth Today, a non profit organization that aims to educate local youth on social issues and volunteerism, as well as the Plant Nursery staff of the Department of Environment,  visited the Sir Novelle Richards Academy and assisted in planting several fruit trees on the small farm at the school.

It is anticipated that not only will students become moreeducated about agriculture and the environment through the tree planting process, but also that this will help to improve the overall food security around the island.

The Department of Environment and Youth Today will continue to engage schools, community centres, and other community actors in planting trees and raising awareness about the environment

For persons wishing to engage in tree planting activities, please contact the Department of Environment at 462-4625 or Daryl George at [email protected] or at [email protected].

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