Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that dozens of Kiama Electorate school students will get their hands dirty today as part of Australia’s largest community tree-planting event.
Mr Ward said that a number of local schools were participating in Schools Tree Day to help improve their school grounds and the community’s green canopy.
“Schools Tree Day is a fantastic opportunity for local schoolkids and the community to get together and create better, greener schoolyards and open spaces,” he said.
“Trees are vital for providing shade, supporting more active and healthier lifestyles and even improving air quality.
“It’s fantastic to see so many kids inspired by Schools Tree Day and actively involved in making our community greener.
“Schools Tree Day kicks off a wider effort this weekend with National Tree Day this Sunday 28th July,” Mr Ward said.
“The saplings we plant today and over the weekend will be the canopy cover of our future, providing us with vital shade, oxygen and habitats for our animals.
“Last year more than 200,000 Australians participated in Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, planting more than 700,000 plants at almost 3000 locations around the country.
“This brings the initiative’s overall tally to almost 25 million trees planted by almost five million volunteers over 24 years.
“National Tree Day is a fantastic opportunity to work together locally to benefit the community and the environment at large,” Mr Ward concluded.
For more information on Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day, please visit the website at: https://treeday.planetark.org/about/.