A group of 10 people from Nicosia decided to do something about the climate change that is also affecting our country. They decided to plant 300,000 trees in Nicosia, because trees help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere, they prevent erosion of the soil and they control the weather temperature throughout the year.
In the era of Internet and social media, this “small” initiative expanded fast with the other three major cities of Cyprus following. Paphos followed first with 100,000 trees, then Limassol with 300,000 trees and Larnaka with 100,000 trees. A total of 800,000 trees will be planted, almost one for each resident of Cyprus, whose population is around 860,000.
The aim of this initiative is to activate the society at all levels: Government, local authorities, forestry departments, universities, schools and other institutions, towards a healthier, human friendly and greener island with less concrete.