One School, One Tree, One Gift to Nature


The Green Wave campaign is an excellent opportunity to involve your students in a fun international environmental campaign. It’s a way to encourage students to learn about trees and biodiversity, to acquire event planning skills, and to work with members of the community, including government, business and media representatives. It’s also an opportunity to tell the world about your school’s biodiversity initiatives and to connect with like-minded teachers around the world.

There are many resources available to assist you in integrating The Green Wave activities into the curriculum. Researching tree biology can support environmental education modules. Selecting locally appropriate and indigenous species can be the basis for social science, history or cultural studies lessons. Learning about the technical considerations for tree planting can reinforce agricultural studies. Creating written and/or artistic accounts of the 22 May celebrations can support writing and art modules. Reviewing The Green Wave projects online can provide a great starting point for a geography lesson. Together, these lessons can help you integrate education for sustainable development into your classroom teaching.

For specific steps on how to involve your students in The Green Wave click here.

Looking for more ideas on how to take action? Consult the Youth Guide to Biodiversity and the Youth Biodiversity Challenge Badge .

To print a copy of the instructions, click here.

To find out more about the United Nations Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and how The Green Wave exemplifies education for sustainable development (ESD) click here.


Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth.