13 Dec 2022

ITU is Planting 250 Thousand Saplings in its 250th Year for a Greener Türkiye

ITU aims for a greener Türkiye with its 250 Thousand Saplings in the 250th Year campaign. The campaign started on Sunday, December 11, 2022, with the first saplings planted in the Silivri Çantaköy afforestation area. “ITU 250th Anniversary Memorial Forest” is waiting for new donors!

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) planted the first saplings of the “250 Thousand Saplings in the 250th Year” campaign, launched within the scope of the 250th Anniversary Events, in Silivri Çantaköy afforestation area. The sapling planting event held on Sunday, December 11, 2022, was attended by nearly 500 nature lovers including our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, our academics, ITU employees, a large number of ITU students and graduates, as well as volunteers from the non-governmental organization Dikili Ağaçım Var (I Have a Planted Tree). Chairman of the Board of ÇEKUD Environmental Organizations Solidarity Association Prof. Dr. Eyüp Debik, ÇEKUD board members and volunteers also participated in the program.

The planted saplings were carefully selected from among tree species compatible with the region. Afforestation is still one of the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions against climate change, global warming, environmental disasters and pollution.

Thanks to the “250 Thousand Saplings in the 250th Year” campaign, we aim to leave a greener world to future generations with saplings that will take root and grow in 81 provinces of our country. Moreover, the saplings, which will grow with the valuable contributions of ITU members, aim to remind the enthusiasm of ITU’s 250th Anniversary.

You can also join the enthusiasm of ITU’s 250th Anniversary with your sapling donations.

Click to donate to the “250 Thousand Saplings in the 250th Year” campaign.

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