Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports

 

Soccer

 

Premier League

English Premier League Club To Plant Trees In Kenya.

In partnership with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Arsenal football club is set to plant a forest in Kenya.

On October 10,2021, In a statement on the Arsenal FC website, the English Premier League (EPL) club declared that they would plant 12,000 trees in the ‘Arsenal Forest’ in Bore, Kilifi County.

The club added that the forest will cover 12.5 acres of land in the coastal town, which is equivalent to 21 Emirate stadiums.

"The publication has teamed up with CarbonLink, a not-for-profit reforestation organisation that specialises in helping communities in Kenya through consumption replacement tree-planting," Arsenal stated.

The program has already employed 60 Kenyan women to undertake activities in the project.

"The planting process will also greatly help the local community, with 60 of the local women employed to propagate the seedlings in a community,” read the statement.

Arsenal also stated that the project is aimed at protecting the environment through the eradication of carbon dioxide.

"We have committed to planting these trees, using the budgetary saving made by changing the Premier League programmes," read the statement in part.

Arsenal players including defender, Pablo Mari, have pledged to support the project by donating trees.

"I love this idea in the AFC programme and want to get involved. I’ll add 500 trees to The Arsenal Forest! Come on green Gunners," Mari tweeted.

Arsenal therefore questioned their supporters and funs all over the world to participate in the noble task

"Fans can therefore own a tiny piece of Arsenal over in Kenya and help to expand the Arsenal Forest so greater swathes of the region carry the Gunners’ name as well as helping the environment," the statement read.

Content created and supplied by: Mr.brownP (via Opera News )

Arsenal Forest Kenya Kilifi County Non-Governmental Organisation Premier League

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments