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Council observes World Earth Day

Blantyre City Council joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Earth Day which falls on 22nd of April which this year is being observed the theme Trees for earth.

Protecting earth: Forest near Town Hall, Civic Centre-Image by MERCY SINGANO

The aim of the day is to bring attention to environmental issues to spark changes that will result in a healthy, sustainable environment. This includes addressing climate change and finding ways to protect the planet for future generations.

BCC through the Keep Blantyre Clean and Green Initiative is promoting the planting of trees in order to save our communities from the dangers of climate change and also taking part in saving the world too.

The world is currently losing 15 billion trees each year due to deforestation, land developments and bad forest management among others as such the earth needs more trees to be replanted.

BCC supports Trees for Earth plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by 50th Earth Day in 2020. That is one tree for every person on the planet.

The pictures show the Council leading by example by maintaining a green environment at Civic Centre.