Spekboom vs Carbon & Poverty

Spekboom is alive and well , and growing…

I came across a new initiative dedicated to promoting the planting of Spekboom trees. The Spekboom Carbon and Poverty Alleviation Project aims to:

1. Green the urban landscape
2. Create jobs, alleviate poverty & improve quality of life
3. Reduce the impact of global warming: Spekboom trees sequestrate carbon dioxide at the astonishing rate of 3-5 TONS per hectare per annum – which is higher than that of tropical rainforest
4. Reuse discarded plastic containers in which to grow and sell Spekboom treelings
5. Educate – we are running a number of initiatives with schools and universities on planting trees, entrepreneurship, global warming, environmentalism etc.
6. Propagate Spekboom by encouraging everyone to take cuttings from existing trees and planting them

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2 Responses to Spekboom vs Carbon & Poverty

  1. Smile June 9, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Wow! Cool project …

  2. Elephant's Eye June 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Our neighbour ripped out a huge spekboom, and we rescued it, cut it up, and planted hedges, as seen at Addo. BTW did a blogpost about Elephant food http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/2010/03/spekboom-jade-plant.html

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