750,000 new trees: A tree per resident

750000 new trees, Environmental organisation, in and around Eindhoven, one tree for each inhabitant, climate change.
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The Vereniging Milieudefensie (Dutch Environmental Organisation) has called upon the municipalities in the Eindhoven Metropolitan Area to plant one tree for each of their inhabitants.

A total of 750,000 new trees should be planted in the area. The municipalities should make agreements with each other about this because there is not enough room everywhere for new forests.

Milieudefensie has come up with the plan because proposals have recently been made at all levels for planting large numbers of trees. Earlier this year, there were international calls for the planting of a trillion trees. It would be the cheapest way to tackle the climate problem.

In this region, too, there are already more plans to do so. In the administrative agreement, the province has included plans to plant a large number of trees. Funds have also been reserved for this in the Groenontwikkelfonds (Green Development Fund). This money is also intended for other nature projects.

Source: Studio040

Translator: Chaitali Sengupta, who gives Inburgering classes. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/OnpointCC/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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