Celebrate 5 years in Playa

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - News In Brief - BY JOE MAL­DON­ADO

On Oc­to­ber 12, the Plant for the Planet or­ga­ni­za­tion cel­e­brated five years in Playa del Car­men. An army of chil­dren con­tin­ued their ef­forts to plant a bil­lion trees, even on their week­end.

This past Septem­ber 2, the jour­nal Na­ture pub­lished the re­sults of a new study by Yale Univer­sity, which dis­cov­ered that 9.5 bil­lion trees are lost each year to de­for­esta­tion. It also cal­cu­lates that there are 3.04 tril­lion trees on Earth, around 3.04 times more than es­ti­mated. But, this to­tal has fallen 45.8 per­cent since hu­mans be­gan to mod­ify the land­scape around the world. Be­cause of this, Plant For The Planet’s “Cam­paign For A Bil­lion Trees” is hop­ing to re­verse this sit­u­a­tion.

In the case of Playa del Car­men, dur­ing the sum­mer va­ca­tions, these chil­dren planted 5,000 trees in dif­fer­ent parks, schools, and av­enues. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that the ob­jec­tive is to plant 100,000 trees, 30,000 of which have been planted so far, thanks to the sup­port of the boys and girls who rep­re­sent this or­ga­ni­za­tion, now wide­spread in 193 coun­tries.

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