Karoko Youth Club to plant 3,000 trees in a bid to tackle climate change

Karoko Youth Club to plant 3,000 trees in a bid to tackle climate change

By Iliana Biutu
Saturday 10/02/2024

To combat climate change, provide food security and restore biodiversity, the Karoko Youth Club will be planting 3,000 trees in their community.

While speaking to fijivillage News, Club Coordinator, Josefa Matagasau says they have also planted vetiver grass on the village river bank to stop erosion and beauty the area as well.

Matagasau says this initiative has a significant impact on the environment as it helps restore the ecosystem, improves air quality, and mitigates the effects of climate change.

He says this initiative was started by the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with their provincial office which can foster change and beautify their community.

He says the truth is that we must care for the environment as it is our shared home.

He further says so far they have planted more than 2,773 vetiver grass plants and 1,500 fruit trees like lemon, tarawau, wi and other native trees.

He adds they are supporting the planting of thousands of trees for sustainable rural livelihoods today, and generations to come.

They are also planting trees to support the government’s initiative of planting 30 million trees in 15 years.

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