The reforestation program “One child, one tree” has distributed 75,663 plants in schools, covering 227.21 hectares, promoting environmental education in Yucatán.
In the Salvador Varela Reséndiz elementary school in the Pacabtún neighborhood, 496 plants were delivered to students.
The Secretary of Sustainable Development (SDS), Sayda Rodríguez Gómez, led the event together with the school principal Gumersindo Ceballos Ancona.
“One Child, One Tree” with good coverage
This program seeks to promote environmental education and increase forest coverage in the communities through the participation of Basic Education schools and Educational Development Centers.
Reforestation is carried out with plants native to the region, such as makulis rosado, campanita, and Xkanlol.
It is planned to plant more than 300,000 trees in 106 demarcations during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.
The objective is for students to understand the importance of reforestation and the role of society in it.
With the “Arborizing Yucatan” program, more than 900,000 trees have been distributed in 97 municipalities, planting 2,774.05 hectares.
The state government’s original goal of 600,000 trees was surpassed, reaching 150% progress.
The strategy “Arborizing Yucatan in your University” is also being promoted to involve young people in higher education in reforestation.
This program seeks to guarantee the environmental services provided by native trees, strengthening biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources.
We provide 100,000 native plants per year, covering 333.33 hectares. For this reason, the production scheme was strengthened in the five nurseries belonging to the state government.