On March 12, at the exhibition complex “Kozak Palace”, there was a presentation of the All-Ukrainian project “Greening of Ukraine”. Metinvest enterprises became one of the project partners in Zaporozhye: PJSC Zaporizhstal, PJSC Zaporizhkoks, PJSC Zaporizhogneupor, LLC Zaporizhzhia Foundry and Mechanical Plant.
The organizers were the CEO Club Ukraine business club and the National Book of Records of Ukraine project. The main goal of the ecological project “Greening of Ukraine” is to set a world record and plant a million trees in Ukraine in 24 hours, thereby drawing people’s attention to climate change and the importance of human participation in restoring the ecosystem. Any interested person, organization or company can join the action.
“This action is not only about landscaping, not only about trees. This is primarily about the fact that we can do something together, we can do it not against anyone, but for the sake of something. And in this case, the goal is really bright, and it carries exclusively care for our city, our country, and by and large about our future generations, no matter how loud it may sound, ” – said the co-organizer of “Greening of Ukraine” about the mission of the project in the Zaporizhzhia region, Boris Shestopalov.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, one of the project partners who will join the mass planting of trees will be Zaporizhzhia Metinvest enterprises. The memorandum of cooperation with the co-organizer of the environmental action in the Zaporizhzhia region Boris Shestopalov was signed by the head of the Social Sphere Department of Zaporizhstal PJSC Sergey Samarsky.
“A million trees in 24 hours is a necessary and useful action, and this is evident by the number of participants. This is not our first gardening experience for us; we systematically plant new trees in the territories of enterprises as a part of the annual landscaping program. Over the past three years, only 450 trees have been planted on the territory of Zaporizhstal. And thanks to the environmental campaign “Let’s Save the Dnieper Together”, in which our employees take part every year, over seven years we planted more than 817 trees in Zaporozhye. As a part of the Greening Ukraine campaign, we plan to plant 200 trees on the beach of Zavodskoy District, a favorite vacation spot for local residents,” – said Sergey Samarsky.
Large-scale planting of trees will take place in April 2020. In the meantime, everyone can familiarize themselves in more detail or register to participate in the project on the official website: https://greeningua.org .