On the occasion of World Environment Day, Mayor Renán Barrera Concha launched the Tenth Forest Crusade 2023, which will expand green areas, promote health care, and preserve the environment to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Municipality.
During the event held at the Campus of Social Sciences, Economics, Administration, and Humanities of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), the Mayor stated that the goal this time is to plant 30,000 trees of 75 native species, which will be planted with the help of the community and sponsoring companies that have joined this program.
Barrera Concha emphasized that the commitment of this municipal administration is to plant 150,000 trees, in addition to the other 150,000 from the State Government, making a total of 300,000 new “lungs” that will improve the quality of life for future generations in the Municipality and mitigate the effects of climate change.
In his speech, Carlos Alberto Estrada Pinto, the rector of UADY, pledged to collaborate permanently with this project, which is of great benefit to the environment, in order to build a Municipality with a better quality of life for the future generations of Mérida and Yucatán.
The students of the UADY Campus recognized and congratulated the Mayor for promoting various environmental programs, particularly for involving the youth.
Barrera Concha explained that these trees will be added to the 191,468 already planted since the previous administration (until April 2023) through different programs such as “Adopt a Tree,” “Green Up,” “Public Space Workdays,” “Forest Crusades,” and the “Public Parking and Flooring Program.”