A month after Tree Planting Day that was held on March24, the Chief Executive Officer of the Great Outdoors Mr Leonard Mutesasira has asked people to continue planting trees.
“We always celebrate international tree planting Day on March 24 each year but each year we were delayed by the lack of rains in the month of March and so we decided to celebrate the international tree planting Day on April 30th 2022 so that our Saplings (young trees) would not struggle.
The Great outdoors is hosting the first ever International Tree Planting Day celebration under the theme: – Play your part, Plant a tree, Starting at 8:00am till 12:00 noon and we call upon different communities to join us and play the greatest role of saving our environment by planting over 1 million trees between 2022 and 2023. So on that very day we hope to plant over 500 trees but we also ask the communities to plant at least a tree on that very day. And expect to plant 1 million trees in a period of two years” said Mutesasira.
He added that the event seeks to drive awareness about our environment, the challenges facing conservation and how these can be addressed. This platform will also be used to practically show participants the advantages of forest cover preservation and land utilization.
“On this day we hope to do lots of activity including a Forest Run, Nature Tour and Wellness Advisory, Breakfast and conservation talks and we shall also do a tree planting drive at the Great Outdoors located only 45 minutes (about 35km) drive from Kampala towards gayaza and the drive is organized to enable participant’s plant trees in honor of a special individual in their life. Carry a friend along and come enjoy the serene, quiet and rejuvenating outdoors” Mutesasira added.
Mutesasira said the Great Outdoors is the ideal retreat for nature lovers, corporate teams seeking to have uninterrupted company meetings, and people that just want to leave the metropolitan hustle & bustle behind, get a breath of fresh air, rest, and rejuvenate in the lap of nature.
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The National Tree Planting Day 2022 was an action day in Uganda and took place on Mar 24, 2022.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.
On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).