From Classroom to Coastline
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is taking a significant step towards a sustainable future by planting 65 mangrove trees on Al Reem Island.
The initiative is part of their Go Green 2023 program, which aims to raise awareness and cultivate initiatives that address climate change challenges.
Partnering with Nature for Environmental and Agricultural Solutions L.L.C, the university engaged 40 participants from students, faculty, and staff to plant the exact number of trees that corresponded to the amount of paper consumed by the university annually.
This collaborative effort showcases how individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can create meaningful, lasting change that positively impacts the environment and society.
Dr. Stephane Desruelles, Head of the Geography and Planning Department, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, emphasized the significance of the Go Green 2023 initiative, which encourages the whole university community to create projects and solutions to fight climate change and establish a sustainable future.
Through this initiative, participants gained profound insight into the importance of nature conservation, environmental protection, and the restoration of damaged or destroyed areas of the mangrove ecosystem.
Mangroves play a vital role in regulating the carbon cycle and provide shelter and food for various marine life.
They are also a great source of protection from storm surges and flooding, helping to safeguard coastal communities from the impacts of climate change and sea level rise.
This initiative highlights the importance of preserving and restoring these critical coastal habitats to create a better world for everyone.