Give a ghaf

For an eco-minded twist on gift­ing and cor­po­rate team-build­ing, give a ghaf with goum­book.

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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.

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