Most of the locally grown ornamental and fruit tree seedlings were delivered to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) for planting. Roughly 500 were distributed to households and local farmers in the Port and Refinery Council communities in Hayes, Clarendon, near our co-generation heat and power plant. We also provided the PSOJ with $3,000 (U.S.) for marketing and promotional efforts to support the program.
“Environmental sustainability will be critical for our long-term growth, and as such, we were pleased to respond to the Office of the Prime Minister to partner on planting up to 500,000 trees over the next three years,” said Mariame McIntosh Robinson, PSOJ Vice President, Environment and Climate Change. “We are very happy to receive this level of support from one of our members, New Fortress Energy.”
These trees are green in all the right ways. In addition to enhancing the beauty of this gorgeous island, they’ll help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean the air, and prevent soil erosion. Moreover, they’ll help private recipients support the local economy by selling ackee, guava, moringa, rose apple, starfruit, and other delicious treats harvested from the fruit trees.