ONE ROOT ONE COMMUNI-TREE (OROC)

INTRODUCTION

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. Under the project, those participants who achieve a set target of specific recyclable materials are eligible to plant trees under their entities name under the “For Our Emirates We Plant” campaign. The current cycle saw the project bring *insert amount here*.

The campaign was launched from 18th January 2018 – 18th May 2018. However, due to the popular demand from participants, the project is to be rolled out again from 30th September 2018 till 30th November 2018. The extension is called as Phase 2 for the ease of understanding. (Insert invitation and Google link for registration)

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