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"One drawing, one tree", visits Santander

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Environmental

04.13.2016

More than 1,000 children took part in the EDP Foundation "one drawing, one tree" initiative. This initiative, which was held in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (town hall square) in Santander, consists of swapping nature-related drawings for trees. The EDP Foundation handed out 1,000 cherry tree seedlings in total.

This is the second year that the EDP Foundation has held this initiative in Santander, which has a dual goal. Firstly, to improve biodiversity by planting trees and, secondly, to raise awareness among children about caring for the environment.

In order to facilitate the drawing process, the EDP Foundation handed out templates in the local schools in the run up to event, as a result of which many children turned up with their finished drawing. The company organised an area with the templates and all of the material needed for the children to do their drawings during the activity. Characters from the Viva Nuestra Energia [Long Live Our Energy] educational programme also took part.

The Wildlife Protection Fund (FAPAS), an NGO with which the EDP Foundation has undertaken numerous projects linked to conserving and protecting the environment, also helped with handing out the cherry tree seedlings.

In addition to the cherry tree seedlings, the children received instructions on how to plant them. The cherry tree is a tree of great environmental value, because it produces fruit for much of the Cantabrian fauna, as well as being very resistant.

The "one drawing, one tree" initiative will also be held in Bilbao (April 14) and Gijón (April 18).

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