Almagro – Coronel Sánchez Bilbao Base

Almagro – Coronel Sánchez Bilbao Base

  • Fundación Iberdrola España is investing 170,000 euros in the reforestation of this military base.
  • This reforestation is part of the Iberdrola Forest Defence plan for the development of joint initiatives for the improvement, protection, and conservation of the environment in different military installations.

Iberdrola has taken another step forward in its commitment to a sustainable energy and development model that contributes to the fight against global warming and its consequences. As part of its Trees Program, which aims to promote the planting of 20 million trees and absorb 6 million tons of CO2 emissions by 2030, the company, through its Foundation in Spain, has inaugurated the reforestation of the Coronel Sánchez Bilbao Base in Almagro, Ciudad Real.

This reforestation, the fourth undertaken by the foundation within the Iberdrola-Forest Defence plan, has involved the planting of 40,000 native trees over an area of nearly 47 hectares, 70% of which are Aleppo pines, 15% are wild olive trees and the remaining 15% are holm oaks; over their lifetime they will prevent the emission of 3,326 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

In addition, for this project, the Fundación Iberdrola España is investing 170,000 euros and has contracted a local company to carry out these works, together with twelve local workers, as well as the maintenance and irrigation of the land over the next two years.

The inauguration ceremony of the reforestation project was attended by the Deputy General Director of Planning and Environment of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel Manuel Blasco Gómez; the Deputy Minister of Environment in Castilla La Mancha, Fernando Marchan Morales; the Mayor of Almagro, Daniel Reina Ureña; the General Director of Army Infrastructures, Joaquín de la Torre Fernández and the President of the Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García Sánchez.