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DOE to mark Arbour Month with tree planting exercises

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The Antigua and Barbuda Department of Environment (DOE) is celebrating “Arbour Month” this November under the theme “Ride the Climate Wave” with its sub-theme being, “We are Generation Restoration”.

The DOE and its partners use the annual observation of Arbour Month as an opportunity to spread awareness about trees and the importance of tree planting. Critical stakeholders are also engaged on climate change issues and discussions are held with the aim of providing solutions that will allow the community to adapt to the crisis.

To increase foliage and green areas in Antigua and Barbuda, which are vital to reducing the impact of climate change, the DOE is calling on the public to become involved in Arbour Month activities.

This can be done by recommending a community group, institution, school, or similar community resource for tree planting exercises or by volunteering to work with the Department of Environment during its tree planting outreach activities,

The DOE said on Monday that it will provide a limited number of trees, free of cost, for the tree planting exercises.

To register interest or to receive more information about Arbour Month activities, the DOE is inviting the public to contact its Senior Environment Officer, Daryl George by calling 462-4625 or emailing daryl.george@ab.gov.ag.

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