Bacardi partners HACEY on environmental awareness

Tree planting.

Bacardi in Nigeria, a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited is partnering with a non-profit organisation – HACEY to plant more than 300 trees in Lagos and its environs.
The goal of the new programme is to preserve earth’s natural assets and build awareness on how Nigerians can play a key role in building a more sustainable lifestyle.
As part of the programme, primos from Bacardi in Nigeria will spend a full day planting trees to mark the company’s Founder’s Day initiatives. February 4th signifies 161 years since Bacardi was founded, and this year, primos in Nigeria are celebrating by giving back to the communities they work.

Commercial Director, Bacardi in Nigeria, Sanjib Sarkar, said their goal is to build a bright future and revolutionise business. “Our tree planting initiative is a step forward in our commitment to being good spirited, by taking action to restore communities and revitalise natural ecosystems.

The trees will be planted in Eti-Osa and the Epe council of Lagos State. Once planted, HACEY will work with the communities to cultivate the area and ensure trees are maintained.

Executive Director, HACEY, Rhoda Robinson, said: “Environmental education encourages everyone to tackle challenges facing the environment today, engage in problem-solving and inspire action to improve the environment.

“The planting of trees can positively impact the environment in so many ways – from absorbing harmful Caron Dioxide (CO2) emissions from the air, to releasing oxygen that is vital for human health and even providing shade for vegetation.

“Harmful carbon dioxide emissions contribute to climate change – currently one of the biggest challenges the world has to face. Trees are a main source of survival for humans – by absorbing CO2 emissions they release oxygen, vital for breathing. Trees also improve the air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants and reducing the amount of stormwater runoff and managing the effects of flooding in the water surrounding regions such as Lagos.”

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