On October 17, Metinvest Group enterprises in Zaporizhzhia – Zaporizhstal, Zaporozhkoks, Zaporozhogneupor and Zaporozhye Foundry and Mechanical Plant – joined the “Million Trees in 24 Hours” campaign within the framework of the Greening Ukraine global environmental project. Employees of the enterprises planted 350 young willows and maples on the bank protection line in the Zavodskoy district of Zaporizhzhia.
More than 100 thousand trees were planted in all districts of the city and Zaporizhzhia region within the framework of the greening project. In Zaporizhzhia, one of the largest landscaping locations is the coastline in the Zavodskoy district. Metinvest’s Zaporizhzhia enterprises have planted 350 willow and maple seedlings here. 200 employees took part in the action. The event was held in compliance with quarantine measures.
All-Ukrainian campaign “A Million Trees in 24 Hours” took place on October 17, 2020 in all regions of Ukraine and several countries of the world. The action was held within the framework of the Memorandum on the implementation of a national environmental initiative for planting trees and other cooperation in the field of environmental protection between the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, the State Agency for Forest Resources and the Greening Ukraine charitable organization.
The goal of the project is to renew the ecosystem of Ukraine in conditions of deforestation. According to the organizers of the project, over the past 500 years, Ukraine has lost more than two-thirds of its forests and now occupies the penultimate place in Europe in terms of forest cover. Forests in our country occupy about 9 million hectares, that is, 15% of the territory.
Let us remind you that a month ago a new alley of lime trees appeared in Zaporizhzhia as part of the environmental action “Let’s Save the Dnieper Together” of the Zaporizhstal Works, 200 trees were planted on the banks of the Dnieper along the Embankment highway.