Volunteers planting trees at Hope Plantation, St Lucy. (Picture by Reco Moore)
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Minister of Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod has set a new “ambitious” target for the number of trees he wants Barbadians to plant by year-end.
Last November, Prime Minister Mia Mottley launched the Million Trees for 2020 Project. However at Hope Plantation, St Lucy during a tree planting ceremony yesterday, Prescod stressed that a higher number was attainable.
“I want to make the announcement now that we are not going to plant one million trees. We are going to overshoot that target based on the collective presence of all the entities here today [because] I am sure there is a great underestimation of the public’s response to this national project.
“I am going to shoot for two million by the end of 2020. . . this is an ambitious project and the only thing that can be an encumbrance in this effort is if the national spirit of the people is not moving in harmony with the government,” Prescod said. (TG)
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