The 2011 Fifa World Cup U-20 which will be held in Colombia is close to start and brings good news. It has achieved the Green Goal seal. 

 

 

The Colombian government and the FIFA Green Goal program will plant about 35.000 trees of various native species to offset the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions that will be generated during the 23 days provided for the championship that begins today and will be ending on August 20.

 

"It is estimated that this sporting event, which begins next Friday, will generate 9.000 tons of Carbon Dioxide, taking into account the transport of delegations, their housing and energy that will be used in stadiums in every game", said the president Juan Manuel Santos.


 

These trees are going to be planted in areas that supply water systems and ecosystems requiring restoration and hopes that the feast of football will be another reason to promote the conservation of environment.

 

In this way, Colombia would be the third country in the world to mitigate environmental pollution in a sporting event. We hope all the future sporting events follow this kind of initiatives. Is good that the environment is taken into account even in sporting events.

 

A Green Goal have been made and all of us have won this World Cup before it begins.


 

 

 

You can contribute to the care of the environment. In CO2less.org you can start by adopting a tree that will offset your Carbon Footprint !. Do it now !!!

 

Source | [Good Morning Colombia News]

 

 

CO2less.org was created with the intention of giving people worldwide the opportunity to help to protect the environment through the adoption of trees that are responsible for capturing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) that each of us is leaving in the day-to-day, erasing the carbon footprint.



 

These trees, in addition to fulfilling its primary task of collecting CO2, produce oxygen, fix nitrogen in the soil and help restore the wildlife in the area, which most is in danger of extinction. 


To begin, this blog was created with the intention to tell from firsthand the experiences and learning in the Hacienda La Paz, which is where the trees that many people have voluntary adopted through CO2less.org are planted.


To give an idea to people who do not know the area, Hacienda La Paz is located in the Department of Vichada on the eastern tip of Colombia, between the Meta and Orinoco rivers. It is a vast and sparsely populated area of savannah, interrupted by gallery forests and rivers, as the Caño Juriepe river, where you can find many species of fauna and flora that we will be showing in later articles.

We will try to share with you our experiences so you can feel and know somehow what is happening in this beautiful site, where we planted the trees that you have adopted, from different perspectives.



 

That is why we have created the 4 categories to the Blog:



In the Environment section you will find articles related to current news about environment and climate change. The Nature section will show the progress we achieve in terms of the area of the property we want to be declared as a nature reserve and we will show the progress in the recovery of wildlife in the area. Social Section will keep you informed about the social programs we will develop in the course of time as is to help schools and communities around the plantation and finally, in the Plantation section we will explain everything about the planted trees that you can adopt, going from the soil preparation and seed germination to explain details about the tree species planted and their impact in the area.


Finally, we invite you to keep visiting the blog and enjoy the content and experiences that we will post here, hoping that you begin to feel passion about caring for nature and the environment as we do.

Do you know how much your car, lighting, travel, computer pollute? Make your calculation here and offset your Carbon Footprint.