ATU 70th Anniversary: Tree Planting Exercise To Give Mpehuasem Campus A Facelift

As part of activities to commemorate ATU’s 70th anniversary, some staff and students have undertaken a tree planting exercise at Mpehuasem- Samsam, with an objective of conserving and sustaining nature whilst offering aesthetic beauty to the University. This activity is in fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals; essentially goal 15 and 13, which charges people to take urgent action to conserve and restore the use of terrestrial ecosystems such as forests and also combat climate change respectively.
Professor Amevi Acakpovi, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University planted the first tree and urged the University Community to also contribute to the grand scheme of ensuring the conservation and sustainability of nature. He also took the opportunity to educate members present on the importance of trees and how they have provided us with food and oxygen, which are two of life’s essentials.
“The health of our planet is vital to our own health and wellbeing, and trees are an essential part of it. In the face of growing concerns about climate change globally, planting trees is hugely beneficial and it is one of the most important things we can do now” he added.
For the tree planting exercise, 80 seedlings of Delonix Regia also known as flamboyant, an ornamental tree provided by the Department of Parks and Gardens, were planted by some faculty deans, head of departments and some students of the University along the street of the Mpehuasem campus.