Govt. must make it mandatory for the students to plant at least 10 trees before graduation

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!

Climate change, if not the gravest, is definitely one of the most frightening catastrophes the world is looking at presently. Sea levels are rising due to the soaring temperatures & melting glaciers. Furthermore, a blanket of excessive carbon dioxide  & some other greenhouse gases have caused the temperatures to shoot up by trapping the heat near the surface of the Earth. These gases, in addition to other pollutants & toxins in the atmosphere, account for life threatening diseases, specially respiratory ailments, eye infections & premature deaths.

Underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, are especially vulnerable to the deteriorating climate change. 20 to 30 % of a country’s land should be covered with forests. Forest cover in Pakistan however, according to FAO (Food & Agricultural Organization) UN, is 2.2 %, while some other surveys quote it to be 1.9 %, which is alarmingly below the desired ground cover.

We cannot afford to wait & see; we need to act fast & planting trees is one of the easiest & most cost effective ways of countering the effects of worsening climate.

We demand a similar law to be passed by the assembly as has recently been passed in Philippines; to make it mandatory for the students to plant at least 10 trees before they graduate. The Govt. must allocate zones & facilitate the students & people by providing aftercare to ensure sustainability, as it might not be possible for individuals to do so.