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Greening of the Alafua Campus - Tree Planting Initiative

The first major project in the attempt to transform Alafua Campus and build the Demonstration Centre for Sustainable Island Development in the Pacific is slowly rolling out.

In September 2019, Alafua Campus joined the Samoa Government's Two Million Tree Planting Campaign under which it would receive technical advice and the seedlings from the Division of Forestry of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

This initiative would allow the effective use of Campus land and provide new options in agroforestry and other arrangements such as providing fruits for our community, helping beautify our Campus while reducing the cost of maintaining the compound and establishing a future source of income.

In addition, some native trees seedlings were purchased to rehabilitate the river that runs across and alongside the Campus. The planted trees now included the highly valuable sandalwood trees that were obtained from the Forestry Station on Asau.

This year, the Greening of the Alafua Campus - Tree Planting Initiative continued with much enthusiasm as the Tongan Students Association spearheaded the planting of the trees at the Tuki Tonga Forest.

On Earth Day 2020, TV 3 staff joined the ACEO - Forestry, Moafanua Tolusina Pouli, and representatives of the Campus in planting trees at the Tuki Tonga Forest. Furthermore, the ACEO-Forestry, Moafanua Tolusina Pouli, the Campus Director, Associate Professor Joeli Veitayaki, the SAFT Head of School, Associate Professor Siaka Diarra, and two representatives from the Tongan Students Association were part of an interview to discuss the importance of Earth Day. See their interview with TV3 here

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