19 de May de 2015 - 12:00 pm Tiempo de lectura: 1 minuto | No. de palabras: 244 | 871 visitas
Yachay Public Company, with the collaboration of 125 employees, planted more than 2,500 trees which was an important contribution to the “Siembratón Ecuador” effort organized by the Ministry of Environment and ultimately set a new Guinness World Record in reforestation, in which over 45,000 Ecuadorians rallied to reach the country’s challenge by having the most people planting plants simultaneously in several areas of Ecuador.
Employees of the City of Knowledge were involved in the indigenous community of Ugsha, in Otavalo, where about 1,300 people who were previously trained by the Ministry of Environment locally, participated in this national initiative to plant 23 000 trees. Segundo Fuentes, Coordinator of the Environment for Imbabura and Carchi thanked the participants who were protagonists of this initiative in the province of Imbabura.
Nationwide more than 642 000 plants were planted, which ultimately became the figure that achieved the record in reforestation. This is the second Guinness World Record that Ecuador has, since the first was obtained through collecting disposable bottles. The representative of the Ministry of Environment said that “when women and men committed to projects that benefit the world, everything is possible, the goals are met and are no longer unattainable.”
Yachay Public Company, as part of its responsibility to the environment, promotes ecotourism activities in the City of Knowledge, including the most outstanding Botanical Garden featuring permanent exhibits of orchids emblematic of Ecuador and a tour of nature trails for all people visiting the area. (CM-GM-VE / YACHAY EP)