The official release of the book "The Earth is important too" took place on the 10th of May 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria. The author, an Irish-Nigerian beauty queen, is counting on the sale of her book to finance a reforestation project to plant one million trees in six countries around the world, four of which are in Africa.
Governments should immediately intensify their efforts to combat climate change, after the Covid 19 pandemic. That is the message of the book entitled “The earth is important too: managing climate catastrophe”. The book was officially launched on May 10th, 2020 in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria.
The author is none other than Susan Garland, an Irish-Nigerian model who is a climate enthusiast. Through ten chapters, she presents the effects of climate change in Africa, the destruction of biodiversity in the Middle East, air pollution caused by fossil fuels, and the negative influence of current public policies on climate disaster prevention. “The ball is in our court. We must make efforts to reduce our emissions, reuse our waste or recycle it. We must also ensure that future generations will not have an even more negative impact on climate change than we have experienced so far,” said the model.
One million trees to be planted after Covid-19
The sale of the book “The Earth Matters Too: Managing Climate Disaster” is done through the Beyond Garland Initiative, the foundation created by Susan Garland, aimed creating green earth. The model intends to use the proceeds from the sale to finance her reforestation project. The project plans to plant one million trees in six countries around the world: Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Madagascar, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. “It is important to note that each sale of this book is equivalent to two trees planted,” the environmental activist said.
It is not the first time Garland expresses her ecological concerns. In 2019, the 22-year-old ex-beauty queen represented Nigeria in the Miss Earth World contest. The Nigerian candidate took tenth place in the annual international beauty pageant, which aims to raise awareness of ecology and environmental protection.