Glenisk, has partnered with Self-Help Africa on a new local to global campaign which will result in the planting of one million trees throughout 2020.
As part of Glenisk’s charitable and sustainability efforts, the initiative will see 10 trees planted in Africa for every native tree planted in Ireland through the campaign.
The yogurt maker said that in a bid to reduce the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the coming together of Glenisk and Self-Help Africa will result in a total of one million trees planted in Sub-Saharan Africa and 100,000 planted in Ireland.
"We’ve taken steps on our own production plant, but we know there’s more that Ireland can do to reduce carbon production through something as simple as planting trees," said Vincent Cleary, managing director, Glenisk.
Cleary said that he travelled to Ethiopia and Kenya recently and saw first-hand some of the damaging effects of climate change.
"This initiative is a practical response to a challenge that confronts us all and will see Irish households and schoolchildren working alongside African families to plant more trees and help to reduce the effects of global warming," he added.
"That is why ‘One Million Trees’ is so compelling."
The company said that the initiative is part of a wider UN-backed movement ‘One Trillion Trees’, which aims to be one of the biggest global reforestation efforts in history.
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