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Here’s how a dedicated group of eco-volunteers planted 600 trees in Salford

A group of local legends have helped to plant 600 trees in an effort to re-green Dukes Drive Park.

In a remarkable display of unity and environmental consciousness, ASEZ WAO, a dedicated local volunteer organisation, partnered with the Salford Mayor, Councillor Gina Reynolds, and several local councillors to organise the region’s first-ever large-scale tree-planting event.

World Mission Society’s young adult group ASEZ WAO, stands for Save the Earth from A to Z as We Are One Family.

Dukes Drive Park, Salford

Held on Sunday, October 29th, at Dukes Drive Park in Salford, Manchester, this initiative made a profound impact by planting approximately 600 trees across four distinct areas of the park in a mere two hours.

ASEZ WAO, comprising young adult workers from the World Mission Society Church of God, took the lead in orchestrating this remarkable tree-planting event.

A Global Community Marked by Peace and Happiness

Their mission aligns with a broader vision of fostering positive change in the world, aiming to create a global community marked by peace and happiness.

The event garnered significant attention and support from local officials, including Salford Mayor Councillor Gina Reynolds, her Consort Councillor Neil Reynolds, and various councillors and officers from the area.

Combatting Climate Change in Manchester

This collaborative effort aimed to combat climate change and make a tangible contribution toward the restoration of woodlands in the UK and Greater Manchester. 

The trees and essential tree shelters utilised during the tree-planting event were generously provided by EFORESTS, a national not-for-profit organisation with a mission to combat climate change and rejuvenate woodlands across the United Kingdom.

Salford Mayor

Gina Reynolds

Salford Mayor Gina Reynolds expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers for their invaluable contributions.

She highlighted the importance of such volunteer activities in a world often marred by crime and disasters, emphasising that these efforts have the potential to usher in a positive transformation, making the world a place where everyone can find solace and happiness, akin to the warmth of a mother’s embrace.

The enduring commitment to the newly planted trees was also a significant point of discussion, with both the dedicated volunteers and the Salford Council pledging to provide ongoing care and maintenance to ensure the trees’ thriving growth.

The global environment faces the dire consequences of global warming and desertification.

A Mission to Plant 7 Billion Trees

In response, ASEZ WAO has launched a mission known as “planting 7 billion trees,” designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

This initiative is part of the broader “Mother’s Forest” project, with the ambitious goal of planting one tree for every person globally, ultimately achieving a total of 7 billion trees planted worldwide.

Mother’s Forest Project

Events like these serve as a beacon of hope in the fight against climate change, reminding us all that even small efforts can cumulatively create a significant impact on our planet’s well-being.

The ASEZ WAO volunteers, together with the Salford Council and community members, are working tirelessly to nurture and protect the newly planted trees, contributing to a brighter, greener future for generations to come.

This extraordinary tree-planting event sets a remarkable precedent for future environmental initiatives in the area, inspiring other communities to join the cause and work towards a more sustainable and harmonious world.

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