Yesterday, Esnova, in collaboration with the Cerro City Council, planted 120 yew trees on the Bubis plot as a gesture to combat climate change. The event was attended by the Mayor of the Council, Ángel García, the Councilor for Urban Planning, Business and European Funds, Susana Madeira, and the CEO of Esnova, Marco Antonio Fernández Alonso.
“Today’s event is related to what we have been doing for several years in Cerro. There are two lines in which we see ourselves reflected, one is the Cerro Verde, which works to create a municipality committed to the environment and climate change, and the other, the Cerro for Investing and Living, promoting cooperation with companies and entrepreneurs,” he began.
The first mayor noted the planting of six hundred trees in Lugones in the first phase, “and with those planted later, we will reach nearly a thousand trees,” in addition to another planting in Leres by the dairy company Juan Martínez. “The goal is not to have a single green space without planting trees in Cerro,” he stressed.
Before making way for the Isnova CEO, García wanted to stress that the fight against climate change “is everyone’s obligation.” He concluded by saying: “We must raise the level of awareness, and know that the matter is with us, and that it depends on us, and that administrations alone cannot overcome the problem either.”
For his part, Fernandez praised Cerro’s work as a councilor as “attractive”, which is why he claimed he “spontaneously said yes” when he was offered the farm on the plot of land. “We are achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, included in the 2030 Agenda, and if at first they were just a recommendation for companies, today they have become mandatory,” the CEO said.
The company has a presence in 48 countries, so “demand is through the roof in terms of offsetting our carbon footprint.” “We have to contribute, we cannot pollute or compensate. “You have to ask for help and connect with different interest groups, different city councils, different corresponding entities, so that they become integrated as well.”