The Sandals Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International – is intensifying its Caribbean conservation efforts by committing to plant ten thousand trees by June 2022.
The commitment came Thursday as nations around the world observed Earth day, 2021.
“The effort forms part of a wider Caribbean Tree Planting Project coordinated by the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance in collaboration with Trees That Feed Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, and other partners to plant one million trees across fourteen Caribbean countries by June next year,” a Sandals Foundation statement said.
It noted that over the last twelve years, the Sandals Foundation has engaged local schools, community groups, partners, team members, travel agents, and guests to plant more than seventeen thousand trees across the Caribbean.
“This intensified tree planting mission, while taking on a more controlled approach in line with national COVID-19 protocols, will undoubtedly strengthen the region’s climate resilience as it empowers even more persons to take action in line with this year’s Earth Day theme to ‘Restore Our Earth,’” the statement continued.
Through the efforts of environmental partners in each of the seven countries it currently operates, the Sandals Foundation will coordinate the planting of fruit trees, timber and mangroves to protect the terrestrial and coastal zones of the islands.