150 trees planted in Ta’ Qali by Eden Leisure employees

Malta’s leading hospitality and entertainment company has planted dozens of new trees in an effort to help the island become greener.

Eden Leisure Group, which operates a number of succesful businesses including 89.7 Bay, Eden Cinemas and Cynergi Health & Fitness Club, planted more than 150 trees in a field in Ta’ Qali.

Staff at the company were encouraged to adopt a tree and dedicate it to someone special.

Operations director Kate De Cesare said: ‘Eden Leisure is helping to make Malta a little greener with the planting of these trees.

‘Each one is being dedicated to children and family members of our staff, with the aim of making Malta greener for future generations.’

Eden Leisure said it will work closely with Ambjent Malta, who will look after the trees until they are strong enough to stand on their own.

The environmental protection agency has pledged to water and care for the saplings for the next two years.

The tree planting initiative was organised by Eden Leisure’s green committee.

Malta’s Environment Minister José Herrera was also present at the event on Saturday morning.

He said: ‘I applaud and thank the Eden Leisure Group for their kind, green initiative in planting around 160 indigenous trees and shrubs in one of Ambjent Malta‘s afforestation sites.’

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