Since 2012 Sahara- Roots Foundation has been involved with helping to organise Earth Day Activities in Southern Morocco. With a “grass-roots” approach we now have now have projects in M’hamid, Ouarzazate and Zagora. With a big thank you to all teachers and students and local people involved, we are reaching so many more local children and their parents than we could ever have dreamed of.
“Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations”
1: Trees help combat climate change. They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
2: Trees help us breathe clean air. Trees absorb odours and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
3: Trees help communities. Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.
Earth Day Activities over the years:
Earth Day 20 – 24 April 2018: Thirty Groasis waterboxx’s made it to Morocco! Newsletter Earth Day 2018
Earth Day 21 – 24 April 2016: Freeing trees, Replanting and PermaCulture: Earth Day 2016 Sahara Roots
Earth Day 22 – 25 April 2015: Planting in Ouarzazate, Zagora and M’hamid: Earth Day 2015 Sahara-Roots Foundation
Earth Day 20 – 22 April 2014: Education is at the heart of Earth Day: Earth Day 2014 Sahara-Roots
Earth Day 21 – 23 April 2013: Face of Climate Change: Earth day 2013 Wanda
Earth Day 21 – 22 April 2012: Sahara Roots pledges to help: SAHARA-ROOTS pledges to help