One School, One Tree, One Gift to Nature


The Green Wave builds on the 20+10 Schools & Trees for Biodiversity project initiated and carried out in 2007 in schools in ten countries around the world as a contribution to the UNEP Plant for the Planet Billion Tree Campaign and celebration of IDB 2007.

The 20+10 Schools & Trees for Biodiversity had tree-planting activities in Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Kenya, Iran, Mongolia, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia/Yap and the Russian Federation. The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) coordinated the project through their NaturDetektive project. The governments of Germany and Palau and the Convention on Biological Diversity also provided support.

In launching the 20+10 project, the patron of the NaturDetektive, German Federal Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said:

“With this campaign, BfN managed to create a global alliance of schools for addressing biological diversity[issues]. Even though this is only a small campaign, it is a symbol. It would be great, if many schools and activists are encouraged to initiate their own campaigns around the Day for Biological Diversity, in order to strengthen the net of life.”

Now, through The Green Wave, that hope is becoming a reality.

Some of the photos you see on The Green Wave show tree-planting activities from the 20+10 project.

Read about NaturDetektive (the seeds of The Green Wave campaign) and the 20+10 project. Then learn more about their other great projects on the NaturDetektive website.