The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) says it has embarked on a community environmental awareness project which is aimed at building sustainable and greener HDC housing communities.
The initiative was formally launched last Friday and on Tuesday Housing Minister Edmund Dillon, HDC Chairman, Newman George, HDC Managing Director, Brent Lyons, HDC vacation interns and young students from Egypt Trace ECCE Centre, participated in the second tree planting initiative at Oasis Greens, Chaguanas.
Poui, palm, pommerac trees were planted.
Due to the negative impact of global warming on the environment, the HDC views this initiative as a great opportunity to increase awareness and change attitudes about environmental issues.
In addition to the tree planting, the HDC has also created green spaces in some housing communities and adopted sustainable approaches for housing construction.
The HDC says that an example of these environmentally-friendly practices, can be found at Carina Gardens, Arima, and a number of our newer housing communities where the HDC has introduced grass pavers, a porous, eco-friendly option for driveways and parking spaces.
Over the next year, the HDC intends to construct recreational/play parks in over 20 housing communities and will incorporate green spaces as a key aspect of these parks.