ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Advisor for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and the US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul W. Jones planted a Moringa tree at the US Embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday to contribute to Pakistan’s “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami” afforestation initiative.
In the event, the US ambassador said that the US Embassy saved 520 trees when the compound was built and planted 513 new trees and 2,800 new shrubs.
Paul W. Jones also emphasized the state-of-the-art environmental features of the US Embassy compound that earned it a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification including solar lighting, energy-efficient building materials, and a state-of-the-art water management system.
Indigenous to South Asia, the Moringa tree is hardy, fast-growing, and consumes little water. Many cultures use the leaves and seeds of Moringa trees for their nutritional and medicinal properties including in traditional remedies for inflammation, infection, headache, anemia, and fever.