Europe / Middle East / Africa
HeidelbergCement to reclaim quarries by planting trees in Tanzania
Jul, 26 2012
(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) -- Tanzania Portland Cement Company plans to start planting trees through a project aimed at reclaiming quarries in the country.
The project will be joined by Dr Jane Goodall, who 20 years ago founded Roots and Shoots Club, a worldwide network of young people who care for surrounding communities and the environment.
This was revealed yesterday by TPCC, which is part of Heidelberg Cement (HC) group that insists on both good production of cement and quarry restoration and rehabilitation in efforts to promote sustainable land use and management.
In its 2010, the HC Group complemented Jane Goodall’s efforts by starting a new development partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) to promote sustainable land use and management in the previously mined sites. The partnership is aimed at promoting environmental sustainability, raising awareness on restoration and rehabilitation, biodiversity management, nature conservation and lastly protection.
“Jane Goodall’s work in the Gombe National Park in Kigoma has generated attention worldwide and her work and projects have been acclaimed as some of the best community based development projects in Africa,” reads part of the information from the group. In 1977 The Jane Goodall Institute was founded and supports sustainable land use management, protection, conservation, and support of biodiversity in an integrated approach with educational and social measures for the population.
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