Sharjah : Coinciding with the 38th UAE Afforestation Week, non-profit volunteer driven organisation Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG), organised the “Pick and Grow” initiative to foster a culture of environmental conservation and highlight the importance of increasing green spaces.
SGG guides aged between 12 and 15 were introduced to the various methods of planting and caring for plants.
Participants planted 250 flowers and citrus tree saplings on Monday to promote the concept of environmental work as part of SGG’s efforts to entrench good values and enhance social responsibility among its members.
Sheikha Abdulaziz Al Shamsi, Manager of SGG, said: “In view of noticeable climate change and rapidly deteriorating conditions around the world, it is imperative for us to take precautionary measures on a large scale as it is the only way to gradually stop and then reverse the process of global warming.”
On the sidelines of the initiative, SGG organised a workshop titled “Fruitful Gardens” to raise awareness about the significance of environmental work by individuals and groups.