AAR Healthcare Kenya extended its Trees for Health (T4H) initiative to Nairobi, reaffirming its commitment to ecological sustainability and community wellness.
As part of this initiative, the healthcare provider-led in planting 5,000 trees in Ngong Road Forest, highlighting the company’s commitment to combating environmental degradation in Kenya. T4H aims to plant 37,000 trees in 2023 as part of AAR Healthcare’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
The T4H program began in 1996 to combat environmental degradation while improving the health status of school children and community members. AAR Healthcare implements the T4H initiative through its Employee Voluntary Program (EVP) and community engagement. The healthcare provider collaborates with primary and secondary schools as well as other institutions nationwide, fostering a spirit of collective responsibility.
Elizabeth Wasunna, General Manager of AAR Healthcare Kenya, articulated the significance of this initiative in her address, stating, “Our commitment to environmental preservation is not just a corporate mandate; it’s a shared responsibility towards the wellbeing of our communities. Our environmental initiatives are rooted in nurturing awareness, education, and active participation in tree planting. Our goal is to play a pivotal role in preserving our environment for future generations.”
Today, Kenya’s environmental efforts in tree planting are not only a testament to the nation’s dedication to combating deforestation but also a beacon of hope for a greener, more sustainable future for our planet, with an ambitious plan to plant 15 billion trees by 2032. These initiatives are a collective step toward restoring ecosystems, mitigating climate change, and preserving biodiversity, showcasing Kenya’s commitment to environmental conservation on a global scale.
Through this initiative, AAR Healthcare aims to create a greener and healthier environment for the community while also contributing to the fight against climate change. The company believes that small steps, such as tree planting, can make a significant impact in creating a sustainable future for all.
Anantharaman Nagarajan, CEO at Europa Pharmaceuticals, reinforced the urgency of the initiative, “The urgency of national tree-planting efforts in Kenya is clear. The country’s current forest cover is at 8.8%, falling below the recommended global target of 10%. Tree planting initiatives like Trees for Health will help us secure our planetary and individual health and play a role in the fight against climate change. By collectively participating in these initiatives, we can pave the way for a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future for Kenya.”
As AAR Healthcare continues to roll out its Trees for Health Initiative in other regions, the company aims to inspire other organizations to join the cause of environmental sustainability.
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