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Volunteers planting seeds for the future

Staff from UAE salon chain Tips & Toes (above), working with Goumbook on its Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Programme, planted 1,933 seeds at the Al Barari Plant Nursery in Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, over the weekend. Tina Ghafurian, the firm’s general manager, said: “We are looking forward to the growth of these trees so that they can contribute towards parks, schools and other urban communities within the UAE that are in need of shade and greenery.” Meanwhile, youth group SynergY toured the facilities of Tadweer on Saturday to get an insight into waste management and then planted trees at the site. Simran Vedvyas, founder of SynergY, said: “We youth are the next champions. The challenge is to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.”

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