The One Root, One Communi-Tree (OROC) is one of EEG’s major projects that include all sectors of the society, corporates, academic institutions and families. This project is open to the general public and gives a valuable opportunity to all the members of the society to plant trees under their name if they deposit a pre-set target of recyclable items during a specific period of time. The recyclable materials to be deposited include Paper, Plastic, Aluminium cans, Toners, Glass and Mobile phones.
Labelled as the most active NGO in the country, EEG mobilises and engages the community in action programmes. OROC is a project that was launched to involve the community, educate them and instil the values of recycling among them. The participants are expected to submit the recyclable materials within the span on 2 weeks and achieve the target. The target quantities for the recyclables are customised for each sector based on the success probability under each category.
HISTORY OF THE PROJECT
One Root, One Communi-Tree (OROC) is a project that was initiated in 2010 under the 10/10/10 Tree Planting Event. Having achieved its objectives of mobilising the society in a hands on activity to manage recyclable waste and at the same time increase the sustainable green patch in the UAE, EEG introduced this project as an annual event to connect the Tree Planting Campaign with the Waste Management Programmes.
The campaign was launched from 19th January 2019 – 19th May 2019. However, due to the popular demand from participants, the project is to be rolled out again from 30th September 2019 till 30th November 2019.