Tue, 30/06/2009

Mary Porter attended a tree planting ceremony at the Mexican Embassy’s gardens where the Embassy contributed to the UNEP´s goals and also to this city’s wonderful landscape by planting a Magnolia tree.

Mary said that “Mexico is the official host country for the United Nations World Environment Day 2009, and is internationally promoting the Billion Tree Campaign by planting trees in its Embassies and Consulates worldwide,”.

In 2007, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the “Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign”, with the objective of planting a billion trees worldwide that year.

This year’s UNEP´s target is set for seven billion trees–representing one tree for every person on Earth. This Magnolia tree will be registered before the UNEP as part of the Billion Tree Campaign.

“The Magnolia type is a truly Pacific Rim tree, since it flourishes in the Americas, Eastern and South eastern Asia and Oceania, so I think that the Ambassador, Ms. Martha Ortiz de Rosas has made the perfect choice,” Mary concluded.