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Tree Planting

Trees play a pivotal role in the health and well-being of local communities as they are sources of food, shade, medicines and scenic beauty, amongst other benefits. Trees also absorb carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, making them a sink for carbon. Planting trees is one way to counter the carbon we create when we travel, and minimize the carbon footprint of that travelling.

Rhodes Goes Green

Anyone at Rhodes University who travels on a flight (domestic or international) is invited to donate money to the RU Green Fund specifically for the planting of trees, in order to offset the carbon emissions from their flight, and minimize the total carbon footprint of the University. Reference your donation with RGG (Rhodes Goes Green).

Your trees will be planted by Trees for Life, a community engagement project established by the Department of Environmental Science.

More info: RU Green Fund and Trees for Life

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Last Modified: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:32:40 SAST