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SPAR Gran Canaria plants 300 trees during annual reforestation day

November 15, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment

SPAR Gran Canaria has celebrated its annual reforestation day by planting 300 trees around San Juan de Dios. More than 100 residents helped reforest 20,000m² of land with the new trees. The aim is to create a pleasant living area for the well-being of residents and visitors.

During the event, wild olive trees, seedlings, and a variety of native trees were planted. In addition to creating this new forested area, attending families prepared a garden by sowing the first seeds of different herbs and vegetables, including lettuce, cabbage, and onion. Once these herbs and vegetables are fully grown, local families will be able to pick and enjoy them. The tree planting event also included various traditional local games, performances, and a picnic.

With this event, SPAR Gran Canaria reinforces its 10-year collaboration with the Foresta Foundation to enrich the forest mass of Gran Canaria. Adding more trees to the almost 6,000 specimens already planted as part of the collaboration will reduce approximately two tonnes of CO2/year during the next 30 years. Moreover, as part of the area’s ecosystem, the trees will help protect the island’s aquifers.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 when several wholesalers who wished to join an international organisation came together. As a result, the brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain.

The head office is in Barcelona. It provides buying, marketing, communications, and brand support to the 13 regional partners. Together, the SPAR operators actively continue the expansion of the brand across the country.