Celebrate 5 years in Playa
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.