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University of Aveiro hosts “Let’s Plant Together” volunteer event

University of Aveiro hosts “Let’s Plant Together” volunteer event

The international project, Life Terra, seeks to bring people together to plant 500 million trees in Europe, thus enabling individual citizens to take action against the climate crisis.
The University of Aveiro hosts the 10th meeting of the Steering Committee of this project and invites the entire community to participate in this event on the 16th and 17th of January. Entries close on January 13th.

More than 40 people from 8 different countries will discuss the progress and future of this important project at the University of Aveiro campus.
The Life Terra project is based on the idea that planting trees is the most cost-effective nature-based solution to capturing carbon. As part of a multifaceted mitigation strategy, planting trees can play an important role in fighting climate change and the devastation it causes (heat waves, drought, forest loss, desertification, erosion, floods).
Inês Domingues, the event facilitator and researcher at the Center for Environmental and Sea Studies (CESAM) and the Department of Biology at the University of Aveiro, points out that: “this event is an opportunity to involve further the academic community in the theme of reforestation and ecological restoration, emphasising the importance of tree planting as a tool available to everyone to mitigate climate change”.

For more information about the project, you can consult here.


Activities associated with the event

Workshop “Calculating our carbon footprint”,
January 16th, between 14:00 h and 16:00 h, at Auditorium José Grácio (22.3.1).
Chrystal Moore, Samuel Allasia & Santi Sabaté from the University of Barcelona will lead the “Calculating our carbon footprint” workshop. In the workshop, we will review the fundaments and assumptions of different platforms used to calculate our carbon footprint, including one proposed by the authors, and use them to make and compare calculations.
The number of participants will be limited to the auditorium capacity.

UA Campus Planting Even
January 16th, between 16:00 h and 16:30 h.
A symbolic event of tree planting on the UA Campus. Those trees will last and grow, a promise of future deeds together.

Life Terra Woods Planting Event and field lunch
January 17th, 10:30 h – 14:00 h
We need volunteers to plant the Life Terra Woods in Aveiro. We will leave the campus for Nariz (near Aveiro) at 10:30 h. Then we will plant together and have a field lunch. The number of participants is limited to transport capacity.

To register for the event, click here. For further information, contact

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CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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