The 'Greening Project', launched by the Adams & Adams
partners and supported by Willow Feather Farm, aims to establish, with the involvement of Vuka'Uzenzele Primary School in Nellmapius, Tshwane, a green space within the school. In honour of Freedom Day, 38 River Bush Willow trees were planted at the school, which is equivalent to almost 700 reams of paper.
The law firm is now challenging other law practices to follow suit.Vital role of trees
"Trees play a vital role in rural and urban populations. They are needed to enrich and anchor soil, maximise water supplies, beautify and humanise townships and urban areas and provide shade and shelter. Many of our pharmaceutical, food, construction and energy sectors depend on trees and their by-products as part of the manufacturing process.
"Planting trees in our rural and urban areas is also very important in off-setting the carbon dioxide that our industrial activities release into the atmosphere," says Nicky Garnett, head of Adams & Adams CSI group. "Educating learners"
"Knowledge is power and this 'Greening Project' aims to educate the learners of Vuka School and the community at large about the importance of a healthy environment and the impact of trees in our lives - particularly the myriad of indigenous trees which play such an important part of greening. We would also like to teach the learners and community that ordinary South African's can play an important role in greening the country - just by planting and caring for trees.
"It would be great to see a collective of law firms setting aside the competition for just a while and providing other institutions such as Vuka, with the opportunity to improve the lives of communities and schools," says Garnett.