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Through the “Arbolízate” program the municipal government creates synergies with the educational community to increase the population of trees in the Municipality.

(Yucatán Ahora).- The Mérida City Council works together with citizens to promote a culture of respect for the environment, build a tree-lined, sustainable city with green areas, mitigate the effects of climate change and conserve natural resources for future generations.

Mayor, Renán Barrera Concha, reported that one of the objectives of the municipal administration is to ensure that Mérida is considered the most sustainable city in Mexico, achieving it with the participation of citizens and with the support of experts in the field.

“In Mérida we continue to lay the foundations with public policies in favor of the environment, which has allowed us to witness the strengthening of the sustainability of the Municipality,” he said.
The Municipal President explained that on March 22, the “Arbolízate” reforestation program began, promoted by the Mérida City Council through the Directorate of Sustainable Development aimed at public and private schools in the Municipality.

“With this program we want to care for and protect the environment, increasing the population of trees that exist in educational institutions, thereby not only improving their surroundings, but also gradually making Merida greener,” mentioned.

The start of the program was held at Colegio Mérida, where the director of the Sustainable Development Unit, Alejandra Bolio Rojas, attended, explaining that this transcendental act goes beyond planting trees, but rather is a symbol of the care we must have with our life itself.

She added that this initiative joins others carried out by the Municipal President in order to continue strengthening Mérida as a city aware of environmental care and the benefits it brings to the health and well-being of Meridans.

“Caring for the environment requires the comprehensive work of all of us who live in this city, and what better way than to do it hand in hand with the new generations so that they know from a young age the importance of having a greener future,” he said.

The official explained that, at the start of the program, 17 species were planted at the school, including fruit, flower and shade trees, the species used being choch, cayumito, balché, bojon, jackfruit, kanjabín, cashew, ciricote, kanisté , bell and makulis.

After the ceremony, the groups of students were divided into zones to plant their trees in various spaces of the educational center, the activity was carried out with the support of the staff of the tree department, who explained the steps and procedures to carry out The plantation.

The event was attended by the General Director of Colegio Mérida, R.M. Nilma Herrera Caamal and the Urban Woodland Chief, Jorge Carlos Trejo Torres.

It is worth mentioning that educational institutions interested in participating in the “Arbolízate” program can send their request to the email: arbolado.urbano@merida.gob.mx or through a letter addressed to the Sustainable Development Unit.

For more information, you can contact the Department of Urban Trees at the phone: 999942-00-25 extension 81463

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