Planting of 300 oak trees by the student of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Environment and Resources

45 students, 12 members of the PiE and the rector of the UPV/EHU Eva Ferreira participated in the event

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First publication date: 20/02/2024

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Last Saturday a tree planting was held in Isuskitzamendi, an event organized by the Plentzia Marine Station of the UPV/EHU in collaboration with the Plentzia Herri Lurrak association. 45 students from the 18th class of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Environment and Resources, 12 professors and researchers from the Marine Station and the rector of the UPV/EHU Eva Ferreira prepared the land and planted the oaks.

Specifically, they have planted three hundred oak trees to offset the CO2 footprint left by the MER Community Summit in 2022. In the coming years, successive promotions will plant a new generation of oak trees every February, to reduce the footprint of the trips they make around the world during their master's studies.

This forest ultimately aims to offset the CO2 footprint produced each year by the international master's degrees taught at the Plentzia Marine Station. Its students will work on the conservation and expansion of the forest in the following years to promote environmental awareness and the pedagogy of sustainability.

MER Forest

2 years ago, 250 people from all over the world attended the MER Community Summit 2022 (10th anniversary of the Erasmus Mundus master's degree in Environment and Marine Resources). This left a large CO2 footprint, which is why the creation of the MER Forest was devised to compensate it, as a model of sustainability.