DAKAR, Senegal, October 2, 2021 / APO Group / –
The Basketball Africa League (BAL), New Fortress Energy (NASDAQ: NFE, a global energy infrastructure company founded to help accelerate the global transition to clean energy) and Trees for the Future (an international nonprofit focused on training farmers to regenerate their land) today launched the first BAL Green Legacy school project at Lycée Yoff Village in Dakar, Senegal.
The BAL Legacy School Project is part of BAL Green, the league’s environmental initiative that leverages BAL’s collective platform, its teams, players and fans to advocate for greater accountability. environment, positively impact people’s lives, and help develop the next generation of environmentally conscious leaders. As part of the initiative, BAL provides some schools with resources to create real-life experiences that influence patterns of behavior, including improving access to water and sanitation, implementing school-wide recycling and composting programs; teaching gardening and agriculture; and setting up clean-up programs and planting days.
As part of the project launch at Lycée Yoff Village, BAL, NFE and Trees for the Future donated handwashing stations and recycling bins, eliminated ecological waste from public spaces, expanded a forest garden, renovated student offices and a well, and created additional spaces where more than 2,000 students can live, learn and play. BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall, BAL Global Ambassador Luol Deng and Trees for the Future Director Cherif Djitte attended the launch event.
“The Green Legacy School Project is a great initiative to help educate the next generation about the importance of preserving our environment and inspire them to lead the way for a more sustainable future,” said Wes Edens, President and CEO of NFE . “Protecting our environment while moving to cleaner, more affordable energy is at the heart of our mission at NFE and we are proud to work with BAL and Trees for the Future in this vital effort. ”
“We are delighted to partner with NFE and Trees for the Future to launch our first Green Legacy school project in Senegal,” said Fall. “Following the success of the inaugural BAL season in May, we remain committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which we work and look forward to expanding our work with these partners in the years to come.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to share sustainable practices and agricultural lessons with the next generation of leaders in Senegal,” said Djitte. “Our work with BAL this year is essential to achieve effective change for people and the planet. “
During BAL’s inaugural season in May 2021, BAL and NFE collaborated with Trees for the Future to launch “Three for the Trees,” which donated three trees for every three-point pointer made during the course. the BAL season. In total, BAL and NFE have donated $ 30,000 and over 100,000 trees to farmers and environmental non-profit organizations in Senegal and other African countries.
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