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About JCI GoesGreen
The “JCI goes Green” concept has its origins in our wish to create a positive impulse for the Braunschweig region and to also meet the demands of an ecologically balanced conference as part of the conference preparations. We did not want to fulfill this claim with impersonal CO² certificates, but we wanted to seize the opportunity to act sustainably for the Braunschweig region. All conference participants can buy their “own” tree from us and plant it here themselves during the conference. This makes it possible for everyone to leave a positive footprint in Braunschweig. Some trees are planted in community locations such as schools and kindergartens. The majority of the trees will be planted in the Braunschweig Westpark area as a contribution to reforestation. Braunschweig’s Lord Mayor Dr. Hoffmann has taken on the patronage of this project and planted a tree himself in a children’s daycare centre in Braunschweig.
A tree will planted for each participant of the European Conference (13 to 17 June 2012) in Braunschweig. Every month until the start of the conference, a prominent citizen of Braunschweig or a personality associated with Braunschweig will plant a tree at a selected location.
The trees are financed by sponsors and will be planted at community locations such as kindergartens, schools etc. When the final number of participants to the conference is known, there will be a large tree-planting activity in an area in Braunschweig. The public will be able to access and use this space.
Braunschweig mayor Dr. Gert Hoffmann has taken over the patronage of the JCI GoesGreen project of the JCI Braunschweig for the European Conference 2012 and is enthusiastic:
„I find the idea of promoting the Wirtschaftsjunioren European Conference, which will take place in Braunschweig next year, by planting 2500 trees a great success. On the one hand, the initiative draws attention to a significant national event in our city, and on the other hand it sets an example for the protection of the environment. I am particularly pleased that we are today planting a tree in the garden of a nursery because this demonstrates that already the youngest in our society dedicate themselves to this topic with great interest and enthusiasm.“
JCI GoesGreen planting area at Braunschweig Westpark.