According to Information Office, Public Affairs Section, and U.S. Embassy Islamabad that we all have a role to play in caring for our environment.
To contribute to Pakistan’s “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami” afforestation initiative, the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Climate Change joined forces at a tree planting event on the United States Embassy compound.
Minister Malik Amin Aslam, the Prime Minister’s Advisor for Climate Change and Ambassador Paul W. Jones planted a Moringa tree near the U.S. Embassy’s Chancery building.
To contribute to #Pakistan’s “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami” initiative, #AmbJones and Minister Malik Amin Aslam planted a tree together on the U.S. Embassy compound today. Amb. Jones said the U.S. Embassy has saved 520 trees & planted 513 new ones. #CleanGreenPakistan #USPAK #USinPAK pic.twitter.com/5rFzFiWKcq
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) November 13, 2019
At the event, Ambassador Jones said the U.S. Embassy saved 520 trees when the compound was built and planted 513 new trees and 2,800 new shrubs.
He also emphasized the state-of-the-art environmental features of the U.S. Embassy compound that earned it a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, including solar lighting, energy-efficient building materials, and a state-of-the-art water management system.
Indigenous to South Asia, the Moringa tree is hardy, fast-growing, and consumes little water. Many cultures use the leaves and seeds of Moringa trees for their nutritional and medicinal properties, including in traditional remedies for inflammation, infection, headache, anemia, and fever.
— Malik Amin Aslam (@aminattock) November 13, 2019