UNESCO's ForestNation

Say Thanks to UNESCO!

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Trees

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Tons of CO2

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Tons of O2

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Work Hours

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Hectares

of land reforested

I love trees because they sustain and preserve life more than anything else around us. Especially by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing the needed oxygen without which life would not be possible. Look at the Amazon; it’s full of life, thanks to trees. I care about the preservation of trees. It’s sad to see to see the rhythm/frequency at which trees are being cut and sold in African countries today. We should stop that. Imagine a world where everyone grows trees.  An amazing world with less migraines and other respiratory health problems. A world where one could take a breath of fresh air all the time. Where the deserts will retreat and provide better living conditions for all who live near them.UNESCO love trees

– Guy Djoken, President of USFUCA (U.S. Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations)

USFUCA is using the ForestNation Tree Kits to share information. The importance of giving back to our earth who gives so much to us. We also want to empower people, through different events to give back and plant a tree. We are connected through good friends. We selected to be part of the movement because we believe in the mission, the vision and participating in creating a better world through positive change. We like how ForestNation inspires and allows people to share on the site to watch and see the growth. We love the message that anyone can do something (plant a tree) and it is all those little things that create real impact.

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The USFUCA is the U.S. branch of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA); a network of about 5000 UNESCO associations across the world working to promote peace through education, science culture and communication. The work undertaken by USFUCA is of utmost importance and greatly promotes UNESCO core ideals by contributing to the “building of peace, the eradication of poverty, the creation of sustainable development and intercultural dialogue and promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.

USFUCA is dedicated to the education for Sustainable Development which involves acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. It also means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. It requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to take action.

USFUCA participates in programs and projects worldwide to promote Ecology and the Earth Sciences advancing the goals for Sustainable development, including hosting theWorld Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations 2014 International Conference and Executive Board Meeting focusing on “Global Ethics, Sustainable Development and Social Media.” We also had the opportunity to share the ForestNation Tree Kits at our recent Mandela Day event.

WePlant Impact

We’re being Socially Responsible by Planting Trees with ForestNation.

Trees Planted
101
CO2 absorbed*
2.525
O2 creation*
10.1
*tons per year
Impact Certified by ForestNation

FAQs

ForestNation is a social business. We combine commercial, social and environmental goals equally. We empower individuals, companies and organizations to fulfill their own missions whilst growing a forest and creating sustainable livelihoods. We believe that giving back to Mother Earth should be fun and inspiring.

CO2: A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide per year on average throughout its lifetime.
O2: Trees breathe out oxygen 4 to 5 times the amount of CO2 they absorb each year.
Land reforested: 1000 trees per hectare is a general reforestation best practice.
Jobs created: It takes 68 hours for 1 caretaker to create 10000 tree seedlings and 1 hour per day to maintain them. That translates to 40 hours of work for every 1000 trees.

For every 10,000 trees planted at least double that will germinate naturally within 5 years providing for generations to come. Also the forest provides habitat & shade for animals, natural resources for locals and adds to the beauty of the region.

Plant more in this forest or grow your own forest with these actions:

Thanks for growing #forestnation.

FAQs

ForestNation is a social business. We combine commercial, social and environmental goals equally. We empower individuals, companies and organizations to fulfill their own missions whilst growing a forest and creating sustainable livelihoods. We believe that giving back to Mother Earth should be fun and inspiring.

CO2: A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide per year on average throughout its lifetime.
O2: Trees breathe out oxygen 4 to 5 times the amount of CO2 they absorb each year.
Land reforested: 1000 trees per hectare is a general reforestation best practice.
Jobs created: It takes 68 hours for 1 caretaker to create 10000 tree seedlings and 1 hour per day to maintain them. That translates to 40 hours of work for every 1000 trees.

For every 10,000 trees planted at least double that will germinate naturally within 5 years providing for generations to come. Also the forest provides habitat & shade for animals, natural resources for locals and adds to the beauty of the region.

We plant in the forests of Tanzania, Haiti, Uganda, Malawi, Madagascar and more. All our Tree Planting Projects create sustainable livelihoods. All the trees absorb CO2, offset carbon emissions and contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. More details about where we plant trees for each campaign are explained on the campaign page.

We work closely with our local tree nurseries to ensure bests practices are followed. They use agroforestry techniques where trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland to increase natural reforestation and biodiversity as nature intended.

We mostly plant trees which provide harvest to the local communities. For example, fruit trees are planted around schools in Tanzania to provide nutrition to the children. Our trees also help avoid land degradation. For example, trees were planted along the Lushoto water catchment basin, which supplies fresh water to over 20,000 people in the Lushoto Township and is important to prevent future stream bank erosion.

It takes 8 to 9 months for tree seedlings to be prepped for plantation. Different species are stocked up and made ready for planting during favorable seasons. For example, our Tanzanian nursery plants from March to June and October to December.

A Tree kit has everything you need to grow a tree from seed. We plant matching trees for every tree kit you get as a gift. We also plant matching trees whenever you name your Tree on ForestNation.

Trees connect you with Mother Earth and ignite your nurturing instinct. Growing something from seed helps you experiencing nature’s magic and give back. Tree kits also support our local Tree kit maker (1000 kits create a full day of work).

Plant more in this forest or grow your own forest with these actions:

Thanks for growing #forestnation.