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The Plant for the Planet
UNEP Billion Tree Campaign

                In 2007, Kenyan Professor Wangari Maathai, Noble Peace Prize Laureate who campaigned for human rights and inspired the planting of 30 million trees in Africa, teamed up with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) to start a tree planting campaign that was to sweep the planet. The idea was born when Maathai was told by a US corporate group that it had plans to plant a million trees. Her response was: “That’s great, but what we really need is to plant a billion trees.” Thus was born the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign. Co-patron with Maathai, is Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, who has launched initiatives in his homeland to combat pollution, protect biodiversity, and save marine life.
                The ABCP and Sebastian Chuwa are registered participants in the Billion Tree Campaign, having planted over 2 million trees. Through the outreach of the Campaign, people, communities, organizations, business and industry, civil society, and governments are being encouraged to plant trees and enter their tree planting pledges on the UNEP sponsored website. The original objective was to plant at least one billion trees worldwide each year.
           To date, a reported 10 billion trees have been planted in 185 countries, thereby far surpassing the stated goals of the initiative.

For additional information see: http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/            

African Blackwood Conservation Project

P. O. Box 26 • Red Rock, TX 78662 • USA


So that

the song

of the

Tree of Music

will not go

silent...

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