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World News : As Islamabad’s trees disappear, its children lead a green offensive

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  As Islamabad's trees disappear, its children lead a green offensive Environmental education in schools is leading to a surge of tree planting - and many more tree nurseries - in the capital ISLAMABAD, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Upset by the felling of many of Islamabad's trees – victims of rapid urbanisation - the city's children are fighting back with a tree planting drive. Children, accompanied by their parents, are now a common sight at tree nurseries in Pakistan's capital, buying saplings to plant at home – some after receiving school assignments to do just that. "They will get awards and certificates of appreciation as ‘green' students if they succeed in growing healthy trees for at least the next two years," said Aneela Karim, whose 5-year-old daughter ...
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