The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Climate Change joined forces at a tree planting event on the U.S. Embassy compound to contributing in Pakistan’s forestation initiative under the name “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami”
The Billion Tree Tsunami was launched in 2014, by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan, as a response to the challenge of global warming in the world. We all have a role to play in caring for our environment.
Minister and the Prime Minister’s Advisor for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Ambassador Paul W. Jones planted a Moringa tree near the U.S. Embassy’s Chancery building.
Ambassador Jones said at the event that the U.S. Embassy saved 520 trees when the compound was built and planted 513 new trees and 2,800 new shrubs.
He also emphasized the state-of-the-art environmental features of the U.S. Embassy compound that earned it a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, including solar lighting, energy-efficient building materials, and a state-of-the-art water management system.
Indigenous to South Asia, the Moringa tree is hardy, fast-growing, and consumes little water. Many cultures use the leaves and seeds of Moringa trees for their nutritional and medicinal properties, including in traditional remedies for inflammation, infection, headache, anemia, and fever.