Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL) proudly celebrated the World Environment Day 2021 on 5th June, with a tree plantation drive held in Peshawar, in association with the Provincial Housing Authority (PHA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The plantation drive, an attempt to encourage a Clean, Green, and Khushhal Pakistan, was attended by volunteers from Khushhali Microfinance Bank, PHA and the local community, who participated in planting hundreds of saplings in Jalozai Housing Scheme Peshawar. The event followed the international theme for World Environment Day 2021, ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, and has been organized to raise awareness among the masses and encourage efforts on a national level for environmental restoration and protection.
Pakistan has been declared an official host of the World Environment Day 2021, which also sees the launch of the United Nation’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and calls for the commitment of the masses to protect the ecosystems that support the lives and livelihoods of millions of people globally. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 was also launched this year and large scale restoration projects such as The Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project are central to Pakistan’s efforts to support the UN Decade and to increase ecosystem restoration.
Khushhali Microfinance Bank has been a huge environment-preservation enthusiast and has engaged in a series of such initiatives over a period of years, including tree plantation drives, initiatives in wildlife parks, awareness-raising programs and the sponsorship of campsites for children in Islamabad. The bank strives to do its part in reducing pollution, improving air quality, and alleviating the gradual ecosystem degradation.
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