Planting trees in your neighbourhood really is one of the best things one can do for the local environment and for the planet. It’s no secret that trees help the environment, but you may be surprised by all the benefits that trees can provide. Planting a tree for the environment is good as they are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. A tree creates sufficient oxygen, cleans the air, saves water,etc.
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday of the 8th February 2015. The Free State Diocesan Sunday school teachers gathered for their annual teacher’s conference and they saw the need of protect the environment. Kroonstad archdeaconry was filled with smiles as the 1st tree was planted by their Guild. The priest in charge together with the congregation will be naming the tree and taking care of it.
The initiative came after attending the 2014 end of year plenary meeting for the Diocesan youth ministry at Modderpoort where we were blessed by a visit from the Green Anglican team from Cape Town to talk about what Green Anglican really is and how we can save the planet. After every 1st step comes more other steps and by that we mean as Sunday school there will be more trees planted by us.
-Tsholofelo Mona, Free State Diocesan Sunday school Trainer