Trees and forests are considered the lungs of our planet. Trees create the oxygen we breathe, purify the air and provide shade for smaller younger trees to thrive. Their leaves provide nourishment to the soil below. We cannot live in harmony with our planet without nurturing our trees.
One man has taken up the challenge of planting more than 5000 trees on Gili Trawangan. Suparman, a local resident is the brainchild behind the Treevolution Project. On Thursday afternoons, community members come together to plant trees across Gili Trawangan. The goal is to plant over 5000 trees with the help of around 80 children from the Bumblebee International School and the SDN local school.
Suparman has recently been awarded land from the local government to create a community space for gardening, events and potentially an art gallery!