One School, One Tree, One Gift to Nature

Tree-planting Campaigns

The act of selecting, planting and caring for a tree can also sends a powerful message that you care about the environment. These acts are also excellent ways to bring people together and focus on environmental issues. For these reasons, there are many other tree-planting initiatives. The Green Wave campaign recognizes and supports these other excellent initiatives. Your tree planting activities can feed into The Green Wave campaign and some of the other tree-planting campaigns listed below.

    In November 2006, the United Nations Environment Programme launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign called Plant for the Planet – Billion Tree Campaign. So far, people in schools, community groups, businesses and governments have all contributed to the campaign.
    Children and youth in Germany are involved in many activities supporting the Plant for the Planet – Billion Tree Campaign.
    The Milion Trees Project "supports tree planting and forest conservation projects across Borneo and beyond, but especially in the Heart of Borneo, with the specific aims of sustaining the livelihoods of indigenous people and the biodiversity of natural forest in perpetuity."
    The Green Belt Movement provides income and sustenance to millions of people in Kenya through the planting of trees. It also conducts educational campaigns about women’s rights, civic empowerment and the environment throughout Kenya and Africa. It was founded by 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai.
    TreeCanada has some great resources aimed at kids and teachers.
  • UK (and abroad)
    The Tree for All is “about young people taking action today that will reap benefits for their children and grandchildren – a thriving landscape teeming with life. The campaign aims to (1) plant 12 million trees throughout the UK between September 2004 and 2009 – that’s one tree planted for every child under 16 and (2) involve one million children directly in planting trees through schools, community groups, public events or in their gardens.” The website also has a list of native tree species in the UK.
  • UK (and abroad)
    Trees for cities does a really interesting variety of work including city projects, international city projects, community engagement, schools education, skills training and public awareness campaigns.
  • USA
    Kids for a clean environment (F.A.C.E.) aims “to provide information on environmental issues to children, to encourage and facilitate youth’s involvement with effective environmental action and to recognize those efforts which result in the improvement of nature.”
  • FINLAND (and abroad)
    ENO - Environment Online “ENO-Environment Online is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development and environmental awareness. Four environmental themes are studied within a school year on a weekly basis. About 400 schools from 104 countries take part.”