Let’s Help PLANT-FOR-THE-PLANET Plant 100 Million Trees in North America, one tree at a time.
Plant-for-the-Planet is a global movement with an ambitious goal: to fight the climate crisis by planting trees around the world, one trillion to be exact. With every plant you plant this Spring, and post a pic with #PlantItForward, we will help plant trees for a better world through our valued partnership with Plant-for-the-Planet.
More about Plant-for-the-Planet
The Plant-for-the-Planet children and youth initiative was launched in January 2007. At the end of his school presentation about the current climate crisis, nine-year-old Felix Finkbeiner announced his vision to his classmates: “Let’s plant one million trees in every country on earth!”
The current goal of the children and youth initiative is to plant a trillion trees worldwide. Trees are the cheapest and most effective means of binding CO2, allowing us more time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero and mitigate the climate crisis.
In 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) handed over the long-established Billion Tree Campaign, along with the official world tree counter, to Plant-for-the-Planet. As the children’s aim is now to plant a trillion trees, they transformed the Billion Tree Campaign into the Trillion Tree Campaign and developed an interactive online tool that motivates others to get involved in planting (trilliontreecampaign.org).
So far, with the help of many adults, Plant-for-the-Planet youths have already planted more than 14 billion trees in 193 countries. These children teach and empower others to become Climate Justice Ambassadors. More than 75,000 children from 71 countries are already participating.
In North America, Plant-for-the-Planet plants a new tree every 15 seconds. The initiative proves it is possible to grow efficiently and cheaply on a large scale. On March 8 2015, Plant-for-the-Planet planted the first tree on a completely deforested area in the Yucatan Peninsula. Today, more than 100 workers plant an average of 5,500 seedlings per day.
Three million healthy trees are now growing in the forest, but the target is high: by the end of 2030, Plant-for-the-Planet will have planted over 100 million trees in North America.
Together, we can help plant trees for a better world through this inspired organization.
Learn more about Plant-for-the-Planet here: plant-for-the-planet.org