Grow Your Own Forest campaign aims to make forest restoring and tree planting “a new normal”

TreeSisters’ Grow Your Own Forest is calling for people to take direct action to restore tropical forests worldwide, by funding the planting of trees to help cool the world. TreeSisters mission is to accelerate reforestation in the tropics by making it as normal to give back to nature as it currently is to take. To date they have funded the planting of over 6.5 million … Continue reading Grow Your Own Forest campaign aims to make forest restoring and tree planting “a new normal”

European music festival, EXIT, initiates Serbia’s pledge to plant nearly 1 billion trees to help fight climate change

The Serbian Government has pledged to plant nearly 1 billion trees to combat the climate crisis thanks to an initiative launched by music festival EXIT calling on mass reforestation throughout the country. EXIT, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, launched the Green Я:Evolution initiative to increase Serbia’s forest cover by nearly 50%. Green Я:Evolution was launched last November with the main goal to … Continue reading European music festival, EXIT, initiates Serbia’s pledge to plant nearly 1 billion trees to help fight climate change

Minnesota residents who turn their lawns into bee-friendly habitats reimbursed for up to $350 in costs

Minnesota residents who forgo grass and instead grow a lawn for bees can apply to be reimbursed for up to $350 in costs associated with establishing pollinator habitat in their yards. The state of Minnesota has set aside $900,000 over a one year period to help homeowners turn their lawns into bee-friendly habitats. It will cover much of the cost of converting traditional lawns by … Continue reading Minnesota residents who turn their lawns into bee-friendly habitats reimbursed for up to $350 in costs

Guardians of Life: Short film seeks to raise awareness of indigenous peoples in defense of the forest and the climate

Guardians of Life is a short film that seeks to engage the public in different aspects of the climate and ecological emergency – mainly the plight of the Amazon and its indigenous communities and as an alarm call for deforestation and biodiversity loss. The two-minute short film, set in an emergency room, stars Hollywood actresses and actors including Rosario Dawson, Joaquin Phoenix, Matthew Modine, and Q’orianka … Continue reading Guardians of Life: Short film seeks to raise awareness of indigenous peoples in defense of the forest and the climate

Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign

Two penguin visitors of the ice sculpture kind appeared on the shore of the River Thames opposite St Paul’s Cathedral this week. A towering two-metre ice scuplture of a mother chinstrap penguin and her chick was installed on the shore of the River Thames, in front of the Tate Modern on Southbank, to highlight the threats to marine life as part of a global call … Continue reading Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign

#SpekboomChallenge: South Africans take on fight against climate challenge by planting carbon-guzzling, indigenous Spekboom plant

South Africans are joining the fight against climate change by planting spekboom, an indigenous plant that can absorb the highest amount of carbon dioxide of any other plant, as part of the nationwide #SpekboomChallenge to plant one million spekbooms by 2025. The Vitamin-C rich plant, which is mainly found in the Eastern Cape, is known as a “wonder plant” because it can absorb the highest … Continue reading #SpekboomChallenge: South Africans take on fight against climate challenge by planting carbon-guzzling, indigenous Spekboom plant

The Jane Goodalll Institute’s youth programme to plant 5 million trees in 60 countries this year

Dr Jane Goodall will contribute to the planting of 5 million trees across the planet in 2020, via replanting or restoration, through her organisation, The Jane Goodall Institute, and other partnerships. Her commitment will support efforts to reach the goal of UNEP’s 1 Trillion Trees campaign. Dr Jane Goodall said: “1 Trillion Trees offers innovative technologies which will serve to connect tens of thousands of … Continue reading The Jane Goodalll Institute’s youth programme to plant 5 million trees in 60 countries this year