Give a ghaf
For an eco-minded twist on gifting and corporate team-building, give a ghaf with goumbook.
For our sustainability issue, we are celebrating those local organisations that are doing their part to make the UAE a greener place – and what better way to do that than by planting indigenous trees?
The brainchild of Tatiana Antonelli and the goumbook organisation, give a ghaf encourages people and businesses to plant drought-tolerant ghaf trees across the UAE.
A symbol of tolerance and hardiness, the wild ghaf is an indigenous tree that is able to withstand the harsh desert conditions of the UAE. With roots that can reach down through the sand dunes to a depth of 30 metres, this sturdy tree is able to tap into deep groundwater supplies, staying green and leafy even when there’s little to no rainfall.
give a ghaf offers a range of ways to get involved. dedicate a single ghaf seed for as little as dhs38, and you’ll receive a certificate, details on where the ghaf is planted, and an invitation to the annual Community Planting day. over its lifetime, that single ghaf tree will offset one tonne of carbon dioxide, so it truly is a gift that keeps on giving.
if you’re looking to plan a CSR activity for your workplace this year, team up with give a ghaf for an event that will make a lasting impact. The planting season runs from october to May, and packages that include transport and meals can be arranged.
in 2018, give a ghaf achieved a new guiness World Record for the number of seeds planted in one hour, sowing an incredible 20,000 ghaf seeds. let’s help them hit their targets again in 2019.