The General Employees Co orperative Credit Union (GECCU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture is contributing to this country’s forest population.
In observing Earth Day 2014 today, GECCU planted a yellow a Poui tree on the compounds of the National Library, which was donated by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Speaking to NBC News, GECCU’s Senior Marketing Officer Danny- Lee Francis said this is one of a hundred trees the Credit Union will be planting around the country as part of a series of activities to commemorate Geccu’s 50th anniversary.
President of Geccu Clarence Harry said Geccu is proud to work alongside the Ministry as they are fully aware of the effects of derogation to the environment.
Mr. Harry said the tree will be symbolic to everyone.
Meantime, Acting Director of Forestry’s Fiztgerald Providence said it is important for Vincentians to recognize the importance of trees in our environment. He said by doing so, it goes even further than just tress for the safety of our livelihood.
This year’s Earth day theme is “Green cities”.