Private Institute for Climate Change Research, Guatemala. Today we officially started with the Reforestation Season 2018, with an opening ceremony and planting 700 trees in Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa.
Today’s reforestation was supported by the enterprises associated to ASAZGUA, the National Institute of Forests INAB, students of La Union Education Center, Del Valle University Southern Campus, Madre Tierra School, and American School of the South; as well as workers from the sugar mills Madre Tierra, Tulula, Santa Ana, La Union, Pantaleon, Palo Gordo, and mass media, among others.
For this year, we have set the goal of planting one million trees in the Pacific slopes of Guatemala in alliance to communities, allied organizations, and the technical roundtable of the Madre Vieja River.
All of the trees will be planted in the departments of Suchitepequez, Chimaltenango, Retalhuleu, Escuintla, Santa Rosa, Sacatepequez, Solola, Jutiapa, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, and Jalapa.
With those activities we contribute to restore the forest landscape in Guatemala, as well as to mitigate climate change since trees sequestrate CO2 from the atmosphere turning it into biomass.
We share some pictures.