My Garden ~ UNEP campaign to plant for a billion trees for the planet in 2008

“Plant trees, lots of trees “
An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore

Willen Van Cotthem writes in his Desertification blog how more than billion trees were planted in 2007 as part of the UN Environmental Programme Plant for the Planet: One Billion Trees Campaign. This year, UNEP seeks for more people and organisations everywhere to pledge to plant another billion trees.

Let’s do it.

In 2007, I fulfilled my online pledge as part of this campaign to plant trees.  I personally aim to build more carbon credit-worthiness. I’m conscious of the compelling connections between the health of the planet and the health of the people.

“The symbolism – and the substantive significance – of planting a tree has universal power in every culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way for individual men, women and children to participate in creating solutions for the environmental crisis.  Al Gore, Earth in the Balance

5 thoughts on “My Garden ~ UNEP campaign to plant for a billion trees for the planet in 2008

  1. Amen! I just passed this on to my parents who first taught me the importance of planting trees. As kids we gave spare change to a program that planted trees in Israel. We helped re-forest parts of Israel.

    While they live in a condo today and do not have land they can plant, maybe they can contribute to other that can plant on their behalf.

  2. That’s wonderful, in21. I have a vague recollection from years ago of reading about tree planting programmes in Israel. People talking and working together can achieve wonderful results. Cheers, Jenny.

  3. Thanks for sharing these valued gardening thoughts. I’m bookmarking this for future reference, as the points resonated strongly with me. Keep feeding the creativity.
    I am currently travelling so, for this reason, I’ve nothing better to do than surf the web for gardening info, lie around and update my blog. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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