Trees and saplings were planted in the Khmelnytsky region throughout 14 locations within the framework of the “Greening of the planet” project. They were planted within the territory of the: “Tin Impex” LLC, “Podilsky Cement” JSC, gymnasium named after V. Krasytsky №1, Khmelnytsky City Hospital, Rudansky Square, Humanitarian and Pedagogical Academy, Dubivsky Park, Regional State Administration, Minkovets Arboretum, Khmelnytsky National University, where the Garden of Memory of M. Voynarenko was established, children’s preschool educational institutions, “Family Comfort” orphanage, hromadas of Dunayevo and Shepetivka. There were also some planting locations in Krakow (Poland) and Sofia (Bulgaria).
Kindergartens, schools, universities, forestry agencies, politicians, public organizations, deputies, and business representatives from 10 communities took part in the planting. In Khmelnytsky, the following organizations were involved: “Kalinonka” preschool institution, the Regional State Administration, the “Mozhu” public organization, the Humanitarian and Pedagogical Academy, gymnasium named after V. Krasytsky №1, Children’s City Hospital, COMFY Company, Khmelnytskoblenerho JSC, “Be a WOMAN” public organization, “Family Comfort” public organization, “La piece” Company, “Solidarity of Khmelnytsky Region’s Youth” public organization.
A total of 585 people participated in the planting. The planted species were: thuja, pines, chestnut tree, firs, oaks, lindens, birches, maples, yews, ginkgo biloba, forsythia, paradise apples, magnolias, lilacs, sakuras.
The action was held with the support from 10 forestry agencies of Khmelnytsky region and the National Natural Park “Small Polissya”, which belongs to the sphere of management of the state forest agency. A total of 44,164 seedlings were planted on the territory of 12.6 hectares by 155 people. The youngest participant was a 3-year-old Sofia.
“Trees not only refresh the air, but also shape the planet’s climate. They recycle harmful emissions, maintain soil fertility, serve as a home for various animals and birds, provide food and a healthy environment. Trees can really be called the lungs of our planet. After all, this is a real “factory” that produces the oxygen. When a tree absorbs carbon dioxide by the leaves, as well as water and sunlight, it creates starch and other nutrients, and at the same time releases oxygen necessary for all living creatures”- said Alina Skomorokhova, co-organizer of” Greening of the Planet “in Khmelnytsky region.
“Nowthe whole world is on the verge of global climate challenges. That is why it is important for us to unite all people around the greening of the planet. It is important for everyone to realize that even one separate tree affects the future of our children! We form people’s eco-consciousness! We are changing the world for the better! ”- said the regional coordinator, Oksana Omelchak.
The organizer of the project “Greening of the Planet” is the Ukrainian Charitable Foundation “Greening of Ukraine”, founded by Serhii Haidaichuk – President of the largest business club, which brings together Ukrainian business leaders “CEO Club Ukraine” and Hanna Krysiuk – President of the International Women’s Business Club “Business Woman Club”. With the support of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine.