Arsenal Footballer Hector Bellerin Pledges 3,000 Trees for Every Victory

The footballer who is currently playing for English Premier club Arsenal raised his concerns about climate change

Defender of Arsenal Hector Bellerin had mentioned that he is going to ensure 3,000 trees get planted for every victory of his team over the rest of the season to highlight the need of tackling climate change.

"For every game we win this season I will plant 3,000 trees to help combat the carbon emissions issues we have," the Spaniard mentioned on Twitter. Bellerin has joined with a non-profit organization named One Tree planted that organizes tree-planting projects and raise awareness about the important role the trees play in regulating the climate and ecosystems of the planet.

Hector Bellerin Pledges for Climate Change

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Trees will be planted in the Amazon rainforest which is under constant threat from logging. Data from the government's space research agency INPE showed that from January to May deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rose 34 percent compared with a year ago to 2,032 square km (785 square miles), an area more than twice the size of New York City.

"I care deeply about making a positive impact for future generations," Bellerin said on his fundraising page "We need healthy places to play outdoors and where biodiversity can thrive in nature. Thanks to support from the team and fans, we can plant lots of trees together!". Arsenal play at Manchester City later on Wednesday as the Premier League resumes after a 100-day shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

(With agency inputs)