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Denarau On Five-Year Go Green Plan

In a bid to promote environmental sustainability, Denarau Corporation Limited stakeholders have taken another step through mangrove planting. Denarau Corporation communications executive Leanne Edwards said the installation of the 23
02 May 2015 09:29
Denarau On Five-Year Go Green Plan
From left:Premium Sign Crafters staff Abdul Irfan and Andrew Kumar pose with the plaque representing the Vesi (front) planted by Craig Bowshall Tanner and his son Oliver Bowshall Tanner in March. Photo: Salote Qalubau

In a bid to promote environmental sustainability, Denarau Corporation Limited stakeholders have taken another step through mangrove planting.

Denarau Corporation communications executive Leanne Edwards said the installation of the 23 plaques yesterday by Premium Sign Crafters was part of the “Adopt a tree programme” and is on par with DCL’s five-year programme.”

“In terms of environmental sustainability we have already earmarked our next project, which is the mangrove planting on June 13 and all the stakeholders have a green team who get to go a step further with the mangrove planting,” Ms Edwards said.

She said the mangrove planting would be done at the residential precincts private beach with the provision of seedlings from the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests.

“We are looking at planting 1500 mangrove trees and we plan to divide the seedlings between the private beach and another location, which is yet to be confirmed,” Ms Edwards said.

“For the progress of the “Adopt a Tree programme” it has been going well, especially with the feedback, and we want it to be a bigger thing next year. As the interest grows and probably in the years to come it can be a family event.”

Ms Edwards said the “Adopt a Tree programme” had a positive response from the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa and the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, whose staff have come on board for the mangrove planting initiative

“This is just the beginning because we are looking at five years and we hope to expand, but for the Adopt a Tree programme we will keep that specifically for the International Day of Forests.

She said the main stakeholders who have shown interest for the five-year initiative were the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, Aqua Pacific, West bus, Green scape and Evergreen International Fiji.

“The events for 2016 are already planned and we will include our mangrove planting initiative once all details are finalised,” Ms Edwards said.

Feedback: saloteq@fijisun.com.fj

 



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