I thought the other day, what would happen if the OECD countries really had a real interest in the environment and wanted to mitigate the effects of climate change. I realized that if there were a real interest it would move from words, signatures and protocol photographs to facts, sometimes facts happen, but at a slower rate than desired. We are suffering in the last years an unprecedented global warming, although some don’t want to see it. Measures such as reducing CO2 emissions, improving energy efficiency or repopulate with plant species, the latter I want to dedicate in this post.
Trees are the lungs of the Earth and along with the oceans are the two main forms that nature has to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, and since the oceans are becoming more acid due to this absorption of CO2, the only form that is in the man’s hand to compensate CO2 levels, is to plant. As already we mentioned in the post ‘6 reasons to plant trees in cities’ an adult tree can neutralize about 20kg of CO2 per year. The solution obviously doesn’t happen to continue contaminating and planting more trees, but it is necessary to lower pollution levels and increase reforestation, in order to balance the balance.
With this mission Groasis and its distributors were created. The distributors work around the world on 4 continents and more than 50 countries to make our planet a greener place. One of the projects that have been carried out in the recent years has been the repopulation of dry and arid areas of the Middle East, with the aim of turning deserts into Oasis.
Projects like the one elaborated in Sakeb, Jordan demonstrate how the Waterboxx is able to turn a dry and desert zone into an authentic oasis with vegetation and shade. Projects like this are essential to to paliate the hard summer months in this warm area of the Middle East. The project began in 2012 with the collaboration of the Jordán River Foundation. In only 2 years it was possible to turn this small community into a green oasis.
Projects such as Sakeb, are a clear example of what citizens can achieve with a little interest and collaboration. It’s in our power to create greener communities, oasis of peace and tranquility. If the local and state governments don’t reach agreements, it will be the time of the citizens to take the initiative.