Algar, an EGF concessionaire in the Algarve region, collaborates with the “OPERATION MOUNTAIN VERDE 2019”, an initiative of Zoomarine, to plant 42 thousand trees.
Algar and Zoomarine, the promoter of the Algarve reforestation campaign called “Operation Green Mountain 2019”, have signed a cooperation agreement to promote the planting, on a pro bono basis, of 42 thousand trees of different species in 8 municipalities. Algarve (Silves, Loulé, Portimão, Monchique, Lagoa, Olhão, Tavira and São Brás de Alportel), to be held during the month of November 2019 (November 10, a Sunday, for families, the general public and November 11, a Monday, also for school groups).
The company collaborates with this action for the second year in a row, as it recognizes that the initiative is a determining factor for the region in the area of Environment and Nature Conservation.
Under this Agreement, Algar undertakes to:
a) Cooperate actively and cooperatively with Zoomarine and its representatives in the logistical, technical, conservation, educational and related actions inherent in the “Operation Green Mountain”;
b) Make available, free of charge, the organic compound Nutriverde, produced by the company through the green waste generated in the region, which will be used to plant trees in each of the 8 municipalities participating in the campaign;
c) Encourage the presence of volunteers on planting days;
d) Provide bags and containers for the separation and disposal of recyclable waste produced by participants during the campaign, as well as their subsequent removal and referral for proper recovery.
The company stresses that the objective of this action is to raise awareness of the importance of forest protection, especially given the numerous fires that have been felt in our country and in the region in particular. The consequences affect biodiversity, sometimes by extinguishing plants and animals, baring soils that in extreme atmospheric conditions, such as heavy rainfall, suffer entrainment and loss of land. The initiative thus intends to encourage the Algarvians to plant a tree, as a way to contribute to the increase of vegetal coverage of the region.
NUTRIVERDE® is produced by ALGAR from green waste. It is a 100% natural organic compound that, besides not being aggressive and polluting to nature, brings numerous benefits to the soil, as it fights erosion and improves its physical, chemical and biological properties. Its excellent quality promotes higher yields in agricultural crops.
It can be purchased at ALGAR's premises during their opening hours. The company has 3 Green Composting Units in operation, in Portimão, São Brás de Alportel and Tavira. NUTRIVERDE® deliveries can be made by ALGAR, subject to conditions to be agreed with the customer. Currently they are made in bulk and in a big bag (packaging with about 800 kg). For more information see the website www.algar.com.pt