Plant 3,000 trees in Africa

Mar 28, 2012

Young people getting excited about planting trees


 On a Provincial level the youth have already  taken up the challenge !

Provincial Youth Council executives planted two trees at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. James in Maseru,  Lesotho on Sunday 22nd January 2012. They also  travelled to Pretoria for their half yearly Exco meeting from 10 to 12th February.  On the Sunday the Council joined the worship service at St Pauls in Saulsville in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.  After the service a few trees were planted during a tree planting ceremony which was attended by most of the congregation.  The congregation was briefed on the reasons for doing this and the youth was encouraged to both nurture these trees as well as to continue the process of planting trees on occasions when we are acutely aware of our carbon emissions and the need to give back to God’s creation in this regard.

Ms Nonhlanhla Shezi, President of PYC, and Tony Lawrence, Provincial Youth Coordinator, travelled to Maseru for meetings with the Diocesan Youth Leaders as well as the Youth Chaplain for Lesotho, Fr Oriel Peko.

After the morning service at the Cathedral, they proceeded to plant the trees in a short ceremony which was also attended by Bishop Adam Taaso as well as the Dean of the Cathedral and members of the congregation.

 “We challenge everybody in the Province to make provision in their travels to plant at least one tree (per travelling person) to offset the carbon emissions generated as a result of travelling by plane or car either on official business or any other reason” says Nonhlanhla.

The Cathedral in Maseru
The Cathedral in Maseru

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