Cruz Roja decides to plant some trees

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

All the branches of the Cruz Roja Costarricense joined in on Monday’s celebration of World Environment Day by planting some trees of its own in the hopes of raising awareness of climate change.

Monday saw each auxiliary committee of the Cruz Roja planting at least one tree. The organization said this is why people may have noticed staff in the parks, squares and streets over the weekend. These humanitarian workers were also out handing informative proposals and reforesting the outdoor spaces, a statement from the group said.

The Cruz Roja took the opportunity to promote the creation and launching of even more auxiliary committees and note the organization’s commitment to become a carbon-neutral organization by 2020.

“Recognizing that Costa Rica is one of the countries most vulnerable to risk, we consider it necessary for the Cruz Roja to help facilitate preventive, reconstructive and follow-up processes on issues that include climate change and carbon neutrality,” according to one of the main resolutions implemented by the Congreso Nacional de Cruz Roja on climate change.

“The principle of solidarity must be united through actions reaching everyone and giving meaning to the principle of humanity with a vision of development.”

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