Today I was part of a truly unique event in Sofia – the tree planting initiative of Gorichka, a non-profit organization, founded by Magi Maleeva, the famous Bulgaria tennis player.
It was unique because of the people that were there – people from all kind of ages (from kids to grannies), from all kind of vocations – in a word: normal people.
Normal people that showed that without any big bang PR campaigns, funds from European projects or some other „one-time-campaign initiatives“, something for our town can be achieved. And this something is for us – the inhabitants of this town, so that we have more trees.
Why trees? Well trees are good for a town, like Sofia for zillion and one reasons. Just to name a few, these are: get the CO2 out of the urban atmosphere and return back the need O2 for people to breathe; filter and purify the air and the soils; make the urban smoke more bearable and last, but not least – make the urban landscape a tiny bit more comfortable for living.
Well, enough with the words. Here is a picture of me, struggling with the shovel and the sticky mud (man, that mud was really sticky and made the tree planting quite a physical job!). It was beneficial, and fun experience.
More photos from today – over here