We are Breathing to the Future!
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry launched a campaign called “Breath to the Future” to reafforest the lands damaged by forest fires all around Turkey and leave a greener country to future generations. Through the campaign, on 11 November 2019, at 11:11, 11 million saplings meet the soil in 3 hours at 2023 points in 81 provinces.
For this awareness project, the Ministry created the website https://gelecegenefes.com/ where citizens can adopt five saplings to be planted in any part of Turkey on behalf of themselves and their family members. They are awarded with certificates for planted saplings. The website also provides information about the location of the ceremonial areas for planting in all cities of Turkey. The afforestation campaign has received a great deal of attention and is expected to go in Guinness Book of Records.
As Istanbul Medeniyet University, we are supporting the campaign by planting saplings in our Orhanlı Campus on 11 November 2019, at 11:11. Service buses will be departing from our South Campus at 09:45 AM for our members who would like to contribute to this significant ceremony.