TREES FOR GIFTS
For this year’s Christmas season we at Supernova have come up with something special: We will go without Christmas presents and instead contribute to the effort to combat climate change. For our future generations, we will make the world a little greener with 1,000 new trees! How does that work? We support the Plant-for-the-Planet children’s initiative, which has been planting trees for our climate for eleven years.
The children’s initiative Plant-for-the-Planet
The founder of Plant-for-the-Planet is Felix Finkbeiner and in the foundation year 2007 he was only a nine-year-old. Inspired by the Kenyan activist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and her commitment to Uhuru Park in Kenya, the student decided to set an example for environmental protection. Klaus Töpfer, former Federal Minister of the Environment and Chairman of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), became the patron of the boy’s project. In 2008, as a UNEP Junior Board Member, Felix declared to the EU Parliament: “Every child knows that it is urgent to act”.
Every child knows that it is urgent to act
One year later, at the UNEP Children and Youth Conference in South Korea, Felix called for action and several hundred children from 56 countries stormed the stage to support him in his cause. India, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Germany – Over 100,000 child ambassadors around the world are now involved in Plant-for-the-Planet and Felix’s tree mission for the climate.
More than 15 billion trees all over the world are the outcome of the initiative until now. In collaboration with scientists at Yale University, Felix from Plant-for-the-Planet has learned that the earth is covered with 3,000 billion trees. His goal is to plant another 1,000 billion trees so that one quarter of the CO² produced by humans can be absorbed. 150 trees per person must be added to the existing 450 trees. To see exactly how many trees have been planted to date, visit the tree counter on the website and see for yourself.
Plant a tree yourself
You would like to contribute to this goal? You have two options: Make a tree donation in your name! Give a tree voucher to another person, which can be redeemed personally on the website. And talk about it!
Further information about the project HERE
Text: Myriel Hauser Ι Pictures: Plant-for-the-Planet
WE WISH YOU JOYFUL HOLIDAYS, A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SUCCESS IN 2019!