Tanzanian farmers benefit from fast, sustainable method of regreening degraded farmland starting with kisiki hai or living stump

Dutch nonprofit Justdiggit is assiting farmers in Tanzania to re-green their farmland and reverse climate change through “kisiki hai” meaning “living stump” – which is a fast, low cost and sustainable method of regreening degraded landscapes. By using the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) method and re-introducing rainwater harvesting practices, Justdiggit aims to restore soils, re-green the area and improve the productivity of the land … Continue reading Tanzanian farmers benefit from fast, sustainable method of regreening degraded farmland starting with kisiki hai or living stump

NOW: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez launches new platform and subscription service to grow the climate movement and fund tree planting

Youth climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has launched a new platform, NOW, which aims to bring people of all ages together to both grow the climate movement and to take action. The NOW platform launched last month with the initial aim to remove CO2 from the atmosphere through reforestation. It has committed to plant 1 trillion trees, and has built a subsciption service to facilitate the … Continue reading NOW: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez launches new platform and subscription service to grow the climate movement and fund tree planting

BIG Trees Project: Raising awareness to help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond

Bangkok-based environmental group BIG Trees Project is working with communities and government agencies to promote awareness and activities that help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond. The group, which is made up of some 16,000 young professionals, is dedicated to preventing Thailand’s trees from being cleared for urban development. They have been involved in training individuals on how to care for trees, as … Continue reading BIG Trees Project: Raising awareness to help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond

The Big Climate Fightback: One million required to pledge to plant a tree in the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign

The Woodland Trust is launching the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign with the aim to get one million people to pledge to plant a tree on 30 November to help fight the climate emergency. Known as The Big Climate Fightback, The Woodland Trust will be hosting planting days across the UK on November 30 – the focal event will be the Young People’s Forest … Continue reading The Big Climate Fightback: One million required to pledge to plant a tree in the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign

Agroforestry: Costa Rican jungle farmer Alexander Retana saving the rainforest by growing food in it

Farmland and trees co-exist in harmony in the Costa Rican rainforest where jungle farmer Alexander Retana has turned his family plantation into a sustainable farm. With a focus on agroforestry – essentially the practice of growing trees on farmland – Alexander Retana grows around 22 different crops from bananas to cacao among the trees of the Costa Rican rainforest. It is in stark contrast to … Continue reading Agroforestry: Costa Rican jungle farmer Alexander Retana saving the rainforest by growing food in it

Friends run Cape Town marathon with tree saplings strapped to their backs to promote planting of native trees

A group of friends ran the Cape Town marathon with indigenous tree saplings strapped to their backs to encourage the planting of native trees. The group, who ran the 42.2km marathon route last Sunday (15 September), were promoting the planting of native trees amid a nationwide push to replace invasive species with indigenous one to cope with drought and climate change. They raised funds to … Continue reading Friends run Cape Town marathon with tree saplings strapped to their backs to promote planting of native trees

Nature Now: Greta Thunberg urges people to protect and restore nature, and to fund natural climate solutions in short film

Nature Now, a short film narrated by climate activist Greta Thunberg and writer George Monbiot, is a call to action for people to protect and restore nature, and to fund natural climate solutions. Protecting and restoring tropical forests can provide more than a third of the emissions reductions needed to stop the climate breakdown. Despite being one of the most cost-effective – and just plain effective … Continue reading Nature Now: Greta Thunberg urges people to protect and restore nature, and to fund natural climate solutions in short film

Seed Gathering Season: Campaign encourages people to gather seeds and grow trees of the future

The Tree Council is encouraging people to get out into local woodland and start gathering up seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future. The festival starts each year on the 23rd September, the Autumn Equinox, and continues until the 23rd October, giving volunteer Tree Wardens and member organisations time to host events across local communities. Growing trees from local seed can have … Continue reading Seed Gathering Season: Campaign encourages people to gather seeds and grow trees of the future

The Black Mambas: South Africa’s all female, unarmed anti-poaching unit winning the war on poaching through education

South Africa’s first all female anti-poaching unit, The Black Mambas, believe the war on poaching “won’t be won with guns and bullets alone”, but education. Hence why the camouflage uniformed-clad troop patrol unarmed. The Black Mambas was established in 2013 to focus on conservation of the 52,000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The women, some of whom are as young … Continue reading The Black Mambas: South Africa’s all female, unarmed anti-poaching unit winning the war on poaching through education

World Cleanup Day: Unite countries across the world in an epic green wave of cleanups

World Cleanup Day this Saturday (21 September) will unite countries across the world in an epic 36-hour green wave of cleanups – beginning in New Zealand and travelling around the world before ending in Hawaii. Internationally, citizens from 157 countries will participate in World Cleanup Day across six continents, uniting an estimated 18 million volunteers for a single day of action. From Australia to Thailand, … Continue reading World Cleanup Day: Unite countries across the world in an epic green wave of cleanups