Tree-planting campaign of Alexander von Humboldt secondary school
Neuss. Within the framework of a sustainability project, students at Alexander von Humboldt secondary school could make their own contribution to climate protection! In the context of the project funded by Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett AG, they planted over 100 trees last Thursday. The hardwoods planted on a piece of land at Kruchensbusch near Steinhausstraße count for the “Billion Tree Campaign”, the environmental programme of the United Nations (UNEP), also known as “Plant-for-the-Planet”.
The landscape gardening company Mauer had prepared an area severely affected by storm “Ela” for about 30 students of grades 5 and 6. Equipped with spades and with great zeal, the students set about planting „their trees“, and, in the end, they were visibly satisfied with their result.
The climate expedition that previously took place at the secondary school already thrilled the students. Siri Stahl from 5 b considered it awesome “that you can make so many cool experiments with CO2”. Another student said: “Every day, we read and hear about climate change. However, this was the first time I really bothered myself about this topic and learned that each and every one of us can do something about it.” For example, each planted tree absorbs many tons of CO2 during its lifetime.
The new Head of Alexander von Humboldt secondary school, Markus Wölke, is satisfied as well. “It is important to me that lessons do not only take place in the classroom but that we as a school with a focus on science conduct many experiments and work together with extracurricular stakeholders. We deliberately search for exchange of views and close cooperation, which is always a benefit to both sides. Therefore, I’d like to thank all those contributing to the project.“
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