Tree-planting campaign at Dada Qorgud Park

On March 15, 2016, the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment of ADA University in partnership with the Coca-Cola company organized a tree-planting campaign at Dada Qorgud Park. The initiative was in honor of the late General Director of the Coca-Cola Bottlers company, Cem Becel, who has been so instrumental in starting “Plant a Tree: Give a Gift to Life” project between ADA and Coca-Cola Corporation, which envisages planting 100,000 trees in Azerbaijan until 2020.

The event started with an Info Session, where speakers updated the participants about what has been done so far as part of the project, and the future prospects. Speakers included Dr. Elnur Soltanov, the Chair of the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment and Elshad Farzaliyev, Communications Manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia of the Coca-Cola Company.

Then, the participants went to Dada Qorqud Park, joined by the Rector of ADA University, Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev, to plant Oriental Plane trees.

Within the framework of the campaign, more than 30, 000 trees have been planted so far with complete drip irrigation system. The Caspian Center for Energy and Environment of ADA University and Coca-Cola are planning to plant another 10,000 trees in 2016. The drip irrigation system, which is utilized during the project, will contribute to the improvement of the conservation of limited drinking water resources in the country.

"Plant a Tree, Give a Gift to Life" project promotes the principles of social responsibility, the conservation of nature and friendly neighborhood.