On the fifth of Saturday, the International School of Chouifat had a Go Green campaign, in which they planted around 400 trees. Albizia Nursery and Landscape Services acted as a sponsor, providing all the necessary trees to students, of all age groups, who then promptly started planting them.
A student representative spoke a few words concerning the importance of keeping our environment clean and taking the necessary measures to make sure our country's soil remains healthy. "Let this not be the end of our awareness, but the start of our contribution to society and ourselves. Let this be the first step in going green... let this be the start of a better world and better us, because that is what it means to Go Green."
Inspiration is being spread throughout the schools of Kurdistan, and students all across the country are obviously becoming more self aware of their surroundings. Campaigns like these influence the next generation of leaders and makes sure that the generations after will understand the importance of keeping their environment clean as well and so on.
If pull comes to shove, the Earth wouldn't miss us and it would continue on with it's life cycle. Which is why we have to take matters into our own hands.
As Roosevelt once said, "Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance."