Jamaica Energy Group plants 200 Blue Mahoe seedlings at Holywell Park
On the 10th anniversary of its annual tree-planting activities, Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) Group returned this year to the site of their first effort to renew and protect the Jamaica's natural environment through the planting of trees – Holywell Recreational Park.
Armed with 200 Blue Mahoe seedlings provided by the Forestry Department, 35 employees across each affiliate power plant, tertiary scholarship recipients and a team from Holywell Recreational Park busily replanted seedlings in observance of National Tree Planting Day 2020.
Blue Mahoe trees which are indigenous to Jamaica, will have great environmental impact on regulating climate, cleaning the air, providing shelter and protect biodiversity, intercept and filter waters as well as improve our health.
JEP tree planting 2020
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Last year, the independent power-producing group which includes Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP) and Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC), planted a variety of seedlings at an adopted site nearby the Hermitage Dam.
Corporate Responsibility Manager, Melissa Newman said: “JEP group prides itself on being socially responsible stewards and makes the yearly effort to engage in environmental initiatives to preserve and protect Jamaica’s natural resources. Propelled by the Forestry Department’s 2020 theme ‘Healthy Trees, Healthy You – Plant a Tree Today’, we galvanized volunteers and observed socially-distant protocols while playing our part in renewing the island’s natural biodiversity.”
As of 2020, the reforestation efforts of the JEP group are in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals of ‘good health and well-being’, ‘life on land’ and ‘climate action’ with almost 3,000 trees planted.