Planting For The Planet, By The Planet
ForestNation, we have to face the facts. It is nearing Christmas and we have to know something that is essential to clean air. … … …
Oh right, well, the truth is… WE NEED TO SHOW IT! Yes, if you register your tree kit on our map, that is one good way to show your initiative, but there is another way, with an organisation you probably know. The United Nations! If you have seen the logo for the ‘Plant for the Planet’ on the Clean Air Tree Kits, then you know about it. The U.N. Environmental Programme originally started it at the target of 1 billion trees planted worldwide. If you go to the home page it now says that they are going 10+ billion trees planted strong, with 12+ billion pledges, and with a new 13 billion tree goal.
November 8th, 2006. This was the date that the Billion Tree Campaign launched its initiative inspired by Professor Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She is the founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement, which has planted more than 30 million trees in 12 African countries since 1977. It was her that replied when a corporate group in the United States said they were planting a million trees, “That’s great, but what we need is 1 billion trees!”
Now remember, we don’t register your trees onto the Billion Tree Campaign, just the ones we plant under the ‘you plant, we plant’, so if you want your tree on another worldwide scale, register on the link above. It is pretty amazing that you are either way helping the United Nations in fulfilling their goal, one tree at a time.
Placed under the patronage of Professor Wangari Maathai and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Billion Tree Campaign is raising awareness of the inter-dependence between humankind and the planet’s ecosystems, as well as the linkages between tree planting and climate change mitigation, the restoration of biodiversity, air and soil quality and food security.
And you thought you just wanted to plant a tree!!!