Danes raise €2.4 million for the planting on trees in the first-ever climate TV fundraiser

Danes donated around €2.4 million on Saturday for the planting of trees, in a telethon event described as the world’s first to focus on the climate. For every donation of 20 Danish kroner (about $3), one tree will be planted, and 20% of the funds raised will go to forest conservation efforts in Denmark and abroad. The event broadcast on public TV channel TV2 took … Continue reading Danes raise €2.4 million for the planting on trees in the first-ever climate TV fundraiser

Timberland supporting the planting of 50 million trees by 2025 worldwide including Africa’s Great Green Wall project

Lifestyle brand Timberland has committed to support large-scale regreening and tree planting efforts around the world, including Africa’s Great Green Wall, as part of its plans to plant 50 million trees by 2025. Over the next five years or so, Timberland will partner with a range of organisations that support the environment including the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, GreenNetwork, TREE AID, the UN Convention to Combat … Continue reading Timberland supporting the planting of 50 million trees by 2025 worldwide including Africa’s Great Green Wall project

Ireland reclaiming its greenery with plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040 to tackle climate change

The Emerald Isle is reclaiming its green as Ireland announced plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040, as part of its efforts to tackle climate change. Ireland first announced its climate plan in June, pledging to create 19,768 acres of new forestry land a year. Now the country is aiming to plant 22million trees every year over two decades. The target is to plant 70% conifer … Continue reading Ireland reclaiming its greenery with plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040 to tackle climate change

AIR: Helping indigenous farmers in Guatemala to farm with trees to mitigate climate change

The Alliance for International Reforestation Guatemala (AIR) is helping indigenous farmers to learn how to farm with trees, in order to prevent soil erosion, mitigate climate change and improve crop yields and diversity without using dangerous chemicals. AIR technicians – who are Guatemalan professionals trained in agro-forestry and environmental engineering – educate indigenous farmers about proper tree-planting and agroforestry that provides sustainable farming as well … Continue reading AIR: Helping indigenous farmers in Guatemala to farm with trees to mitigate climate change

Students in the Philippines must plant 10 trees to be eligible for graduation, under new law

Students in the Philippines – elementary, high school and college – are now required to plant at least 10 trees each before they are eligible to graduate, under a new law. The trees will be planted in forest lands, mangrove and protected areas, ancestral domains, civil and military reservations, urban areas under the greening plan of the local government units, inactive and abandoned mine sites, … Continue reading Students in the Philippines must plant 10 trees to be eligible for graduation, under new law

One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

One million trees are to be planted in the North of England to protect against floods and build a carbon sink. Last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose Forest as … Continue reading One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

TreeSisters: Women join forces to help to reforest the planet

TreeSisters is a network of women planting over two million trees in the tropics every year. Committed to the restoration of forests and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, TreeSisters fund the restoration of tropical forests as a collective expression of planetary care. As a feminine leadership and tropical reforestation organisation, TreeSisters exist “to call forth the brilliance and generosity of women everywhere and channel … Continue reading TreeSisters: Women join forces to help to reforest the planet