TNation Supports the Healthy City Initiative
TNation supported the initiative “Tree for Belgrade” organized by the City of Belgrade and the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK). “Thanks to member companies who responded to the AHK invitation, 10.000 square meters near Belgrade Fair are landscaped” – says the Mayor of the city Professor Zoran Radojičić, M.D., PhD.
Thursday morning, the 4th of March, TNation joined the symbolic event “Tree for Belgrade” at the banks of the Sava river. Alongside 37 other member companies, we participated in planting 329 seedlings.
The goal of the city administration is to increase the percentage of urban green spaces. To reduce the CO2 emissions in Belgrade, the authorities intend to plant 2.5 million trees in the capital by the end of 2025.
“Imagine what the effect would be if all 150,000 registered businesses in Belgrade joined the action. If each of them planted one tree, it would have a significant influence on Belgrade. It would have better air quality and become a greener and healthier city” – pointed out Dr Mayor Radojičić.
Also present at this symbolic event, Frank Aletter, director of the AHK, further explained that the planted trees are only the beginning of further actions that will be realized in the future. He emphasized that such city development is another reason why German investors have been interested in Belgrade for over two decades.
Udo Eichlinger, president of the AHK and CEO of Siemens in Serbia, stated that AHK Serbia motivated 37 companies that donated funds for the purchase of seedlings. “I hope that in this way we will contribute to a better climate in Belgrade, but also point out the importance of socially responsible business, which we have been practising for a long time” – added Eichlinger.
TNation gladly accepted the AHK invitation to participate in joined efforts to make Belgrade a greener city in the future. Similarly to metropolitan cities around the globe, our capital is growing rapidly, with development comes pollution. As we have witnessed the grey clouds in the past years, the Tree for Belgrade is more than just landscaping. A single tree means supporting its residents for generations to come. It is a symbol of cleaner air and healthier surroundings.