Planting Trees Around the World
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Planting Trees Around the World

Thanks to Global Forest Fund – new opportunities

Thousands of trees have been planted during 2013 by schools in Russia, Indonesia, Cyprus, Bahamas, Malawi, India and Ghana. This has helped to educate local communities, to improve air quality, to reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution and much more!

We are opening the new edition of Global Forest Fund 2014 and your school may have opportunity to join to the global tree planting activities.

The Global Forest Fund is an important tool to support schools in tree planting activities combined with education on global climate questions. The Fund symbolises the Foundation for Environmental Education ́s (FEE) policy of taking part in practical activities to achieve actions and knowledge building. Activities supported in engaged schools strongly influence local communities and enables them to act with higher level of informed decisions in future.

Throughout its sixth year, the FEE Global Forest Fund supported hundreds projects around the world. Children planted trees to protect the planet against climate change, to learn about the role and functions of urban forests and to raise community awareness about the importance of forests.

Planting Trees Around the World

A school in Brynsk 56 in Russia said: We planted 210 trees. This action was organized as a Climate change campaign. We organized a competition to make posters to raise awareness about climate change, we provided grafting trees workshops and organized a seminar on climate change. We also organized a competition of ideas on prevention of climate change. Children, parents and teachers offered ideas of action that could be taken at the level of family, community, city and country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

250 trees were planted at the school in Indonesia. It was a full day of activities and students from Junior High School invited other schools as well as the local Women Islamic Student Association. Following the tree planting activity, everyone took a part in classroom activities where they learnt about the importance of, and the role and functions of urban forests as well as the importance of healthy food, drink and nutrition in general for children.

All projects supported by FEE’s Global Forest Fund are financed by CO2 compensation from flights from organisations and individual donors. In 2013, 18 projects in Europe, Asia and Africa were supported with more than 8,400 EUR. To find out how to donate to the fund please contact the LEAF Programme Director.

Schools interested in applying for funding for tree planting projects can apply anytime during the year by contacting the International LEAF Director: Malgorzata (Gosia) Luszczek, e-mail: gosia@feeinternational.org.

plant a tree for 2019
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Plant a tree for Peace 2019

LEAF International (Learning about Forest) and ENO (Environment Online) invite all schools to plant trees for a sustainable future.

The event takes place on 21st of September 2014 – UN’s World Peace Day or like is proposed this year on Monday 22nd September 2014. It is part of a global campaign where more than 5000 schools in about 120 countries will participate.
Since September 21st is on a Sunday this year, you may of course do the activity on a different day, if it’s more suitable.

plant a tree for 2019

This event is a practical way of enhancing environmental and global education. It connects children all over the world to focus on environmental issues. What is more, the event fosters peace education and increases the awareness of school children about the importance of trees and forests on a global scale. The planting of trees symbolize hope and the continuity of life.

The first trees will be planted at noon in Oceania. Following the Sun, new trees will be put to earth in Asia, Europe and Africa. Finally this chain of trees will reach the Americas. The Earth turns on its axis once, and several hundred thousand new trees will have found their homes.

Plant a tree for Peace
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Plant a tree for Peace

LEAF International (Learning about Forest) and ENO (Environmental Online) invite all schools to plant trees for a sustainable future.

The event takes place on 21 September – UN’s World Peace Day. It is part of a global campaign in which thousands of schools around the world will participate. Each participating school which sends us a report and a picture, will receive a certificate.

Plant a tree for Peace

A tree is a symbol for us. Firstly, it reminds us of nature and the importance of environmental protection. Secondly, it symbolises our cooperation between schools around the world. We support cultural diversity and tolerance. As it is an international day for peace, we mark these trees as peace trees. We hope to grow together with our trees in the future and for the future.

The first trees will be planted at noon in Oceania. Following the Sun, new trees will be put in the earth in Asia, Europe and Africa. Finally this chain of trees will reach the Americas. The Earth turns on its axis once, and several hundred thousand new trees will have found their homes.

Report 2011
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Report 2011

21 September 2011 was again a huge success. Children from all over the world planted trees for peace. Thank you so much to all who participated.

Below are photos from the events.

This page will be updated continuously until we have received all reports.

Onuma Furusato no Mori Nature School, Japan

Daisetsu Nature School, Japan

Houkago Shizen Taiken Katsudou Kokoiku, Japan

Zakladni skola Sternberk, Olomoucka 76, Czech Republic
Photo: Marie Hrachovcova

Rwengwe Primary School, Uganda

Kaberebere T/school, Uganda

Kateerera Primary School, Ungada

Nyamitsindo Primary School, Uganda

Kagarama Mixed School. Uganda

Ngarama Cath Primary School, Uganda

Report 2011

Katembe Primary School, Uganda

Buhungura Primary School, Uganda

Kyabishaho Primary School, Uganda

Burungamo Primary School, Uganda

Kiyenje Primary School, Uganda

Katooma I Primary School, Uganda

Rushongye Primary School, Uganda

Rubindi Girls’, Uganda

Kibingo Primary School, Unganda

Katukuru  Primary School, Uganda

Bujaaga Integrated, Uganda

Kinoni Integrated, Uganda

Runengo Primary School, Unganda

Bassabalaba Primary School, Uganda

Kashozi Primary School, Uganda

Birimbi Model Primary School, Uganda

Kanyamabona Primary School, Uganda

Kyeizooba Primary School, Uganda

Mungonya Primary School, Uganda

St. Andrews Kigoma Primary School, Uganda
Kababaizi model Primary School, Uganda

Bugongi central  Primary School, Uganda

Kyangyenyi Primary School, Uganda

Kyamuhunga central Primary School, Uganda

Rwabutura Primary School, Uganda

Kyeitembe Model Primary School, Uganda

Základní škola Stará Boleslav, Czech Republic

News article about Základní škola Stará Boleslav, Czech Republic

Colegiul Tehnic de Posta si Telecomunicatii ”Gh.Airinei”, Romania
Presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnR8NMs3_24&feature=feedu

Școala cu clasele I-VIII Păulești, jud. Satu Mare, Romania

Santoh Nursery, Japan

Primary School Luková, Czech Republic
Newspaper: http://orlicky.denik.cz/zpravy_region/dva-javory-porostou-s-nami-20111012.html

Newspaper: Základní škola a Mateřská škola Přerov, Malá Dlážka 4, Czech Republic

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByU_33-sKrY

Link: http://prerovsky.denik.cz/zpravy_region/foto-skolaci-na-male-dlazce-vysadili-strom-miru.html#

GRUP SCOLAR AGRICOL BISTRITA, Romania

http://www.radiotransilvania.ro/Jocuri/elevii-de-la-agricol-au-plantat-de-ziua-pcii.html

http://www.bistriteanul.ro/FII_REPORTER_Grupul_Scolar_Agricol_Bistrita_a_sarbatorit_Ziua_Mondiala_a_Pacii-1316675131864.html

http://www.citynews.ro/bistrita-nasaud/din-licee-5/campanie-mondiala-de-plantat-copaci-intr-o-singura-zi-foto-201855/

Member Organizations
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LEAF Member Organizations

Belgium Flanders Bond Beter Leefmilieu
Bulgaria Bulgarian Blue Flag Movement

Cyprus   Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA)
Czech Republic Tereza Association

China Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Denmark Skoven i skolen
Finland Finnish Forest Association
Greece Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN)
Iran “World’s Green Star” Organization (Setar-e Sabz-e Jahan) 

Ireland An Taisce Education
Japan FEE Japan
Kenya Kenya Organization for Environmental Education (KOEE)
Latvia Latvia’s State Forests
Malta Nature Trust Malta
Netherlands FEE-N
Norway Forestry Extension Institute – Skoleskogen
Romania Centrul Carpato-Danubian de Geoecologie (CCDG Romania)
Russia Keep St. Petersburg Tidy (KSPT)
Sweden Skogen i skolan
Turkey Turkiye Cevre Egitim Vakfi (TURCEV)
Uganda Conservation Efforts for Community Development (CECOD)

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Invitation to tree planting day

Plant a tree for Peace!

logo_21_septLEAF International (Learning about Forest) and ENO (Environmental Online) invite all schools to plant trees for a sustainable future.

The event takes place on 21st of September 2012 – UN’s World Peace Day. It is part of a global campaign where more than 5000 schools in 150 countries will participate. Each participating school sending us an report and pictures will receive a certificate.

A tree is a symbol for us. Firstly, it reminds us of nature and the importance of environmental protection. Secondly, it symbolizes our co-operation between schools around the world. We support cultural diversity and tolerance. As it is an international day for peace we mark these trees as peace trees. We hope to grow together with our trees in the future and for the future. Peace is green!

The first trees will be planted at noon in Oceania. Following the Sun, new trees will be put to earth in Asia, Europe and Africa. Finally this chain of trees will reach the Americas. The Earth turns on its axis once, and several hundred thousand new trees will have found their homes.

This campaign is supported by Panasonic.

For registration and more information please look at the menu on right side.

 

For more information contact:

Ms. Nina Ree-Lindstad
LEAF Project Director
nrl@skogkurs.no
Ph: +47 99718171 (Norway)