The project was approved unanimously in the legislative session last Thursday and seeks, in addition to honoring newborns, to generate ecological awareness and take care of the urban environment.
According to the norm, after the registration of the birth of each child in this Rio Negro city, families will be able to request an autochthonous or fruit species, while the Municipality must plant the same number of trees annually as the babies born.
In this way, the commune will contribute to the neighborhoods that require afforestation the specimens that are not removed by the families.
In Bariloche about 2,500 children are born per year. Councilor Cristina Painefil, author of the project for the Juntos Somos Bariloche space, pointed out that “reaching families with an autochthonous tree, honoring a baby, universally and without distinction, is a way that all our neighborhoods look like when we were kids, with trees and fruit trees ”.
Painefil commented that the impact of the launch of his initiative will only be seen in several years, but stressed that as a member of indigenous peoples he felt the need to reforest with native species.