Monaghan Associates support the Laudato Tree Project

laudato tree 250x25027 FEB, 2020. Last September, the Monaghan Associates celebrated the Season of Creation 2019, by actively participating in the Laudato Tree Project. An initiative of the Society of African Missions, it is based on Pope Francis’ 2015 Laudato Si encyclical on the environment and human ecology. The project encourages the planting of trees in Ireland in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland, and in Africa by supporting The Great Green Wall initiative of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, which aims to combat the spread of deserts in Africa.

laudato tree 250x25027 FEB, 2020. Last September, the Monaghan Associates celebrated the Season of Creation 2019, by actively participating in the Laudato Tree Project. An initiative of the Society of African Missions, it is based on Pope Francis’ 2015 Laudato Si encyclical on the environment and human ecology. The project encourages the planting of trees in Ireland in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland, and in Africa by supporting The Great Green Wall initiative of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, which aims to combat the spread of deserts in Africa.

The Great Green Wall Project aims to plant an 8,000km wall of trees right across the width of the continent of Africa, from west to east, south of the Sahara Desert. The African trees that we sponsored were planted on the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso, and our Irish trees were planted in Co Kildare. A donation of €60 supports the planting of at least five trees in Africa and one tree in Ireland, as well as enabling the training of local people in Africa for sustainable business and employment. Five million hectares of land has already been restored in Nigeria through the UN Great Green Wall project.

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