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Imagine all the soldiers marching for the Earth!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nairobi, 24 February 2009 - The world's armies and UN peacekeepers around the globe should join the Billion Tree Campaign as it strives to reach its target of 7 billion trees planted by the end of 2009, according to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. Speaking during the UN Environment Prog...

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Al Gore meets Plant for the Planet

Friday, October 31, 2008

Before his speech at the Munich Public Water Economy, Al Gore was presented a Plant for the Planet t-shirt by Felix Finkbeiner. The Nobel Prize winner was so impressed by the youth initiative, that he later referred to it in his speech as a good example of how people, particularly children can get i...

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Prince El Hassan of Jordan enthusiastic about Plant for the Planet

Friday, October 31, 2008

On October 18th Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan has was awarded the Augsburg Peace Prize. Prof. Dr. Hans Küng gave the address. Dr. Ernst Oeffner, prize jury chairman spoke of Prince El Hassan as a "bridge-builder between East and West", "tireless organizer of dialogue betw...

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UNEP Website Again to Report About Plant for the Planet Germany

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Plant for the Planets activities for the International Day of the Tree (Arbor Day) resulted in unexpected participation and attention. Over 300 German newspapers, radio and TV stations were prompted to report on this student initiative. The UNEP Billion Tree Campaign website also reports our act...

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Plant-for-the-Planet News January

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2007 was a great success for the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative. More than 60,000 new trees were planted or pledged, including the participation of over 250 schools. Hundreds of teenagers were able to set a good example for global action. The last tree planting action of 2007 took place in Lange...

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German Toyota Dealers donate 10,000 trees

Friday, December 14, 2007

On the national meeting of the German Toyota Dealers Association (THV) the 10 years old Felix Finkbeiner gave a speech, explaining the concept of the Plant-for-the-Planet-Initiative. Burkard Weller, president of the association spontaneously donated 10,000 trees. Many dealers agreed to organise l...

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Planting trees in Australia and the UK

Friday, November 30, 2007

The students' initiative Plant-for-the-Plant is attracting supporters from as far as Australia and the UK. The Australian Peninsula School planted over 600 trees on the school grounds with the aim of offsetting their emissions. They call their movement PEACE: Peninsula Environmental Action Cr...

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10,000 new trees and many new friends

Friday, November 9, 2007

Plant-for-the-Planet "Lets make the April 25th 2008 the day of the tree". That's the wish of Felix (10) and Franziska (11) addressed to the the hundreds of visitors in the town hall of Weilheim. The two pre-teens represent the scholars of all 7 schools in Weilheim. Their demand i...

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Growing support in Germany

Friday, November 2, 2007

60 oaks for Göttingen (Germany) On October 6th 2007, stundents of the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg Gesamtschule (IGS) Göttingen planted 60 oaks. Students collect for climate protection Students of the Aldinger Grund- und Hauptschule collected 4000 Euros for the UNEP's internati...

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Plant-for-the-Planet

Friday, October 5, 2007

So far 72 schools have joined the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative in Germany. All of them doing forestation projects. Many other schools will plant trees within the next weeks. Another highly welcome development is the official support for the students through the ministries for education of the...

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Youth plant at the Tunza International Youth Conference

Friday, September 21, 2007

130 young participants of the Tunza International Youth Conference in Leverkusen, Germany met for a tree planting event on their last day of the conference in the Edith-Weide street in Leverkusen nearby a forest. As part of the "Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign" they planted...

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A success story: The student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Toyota is one of the leading automotive manufacturers promoting environmental responsibility, not only by producing hybrid cars but also by their engagement in environmental projects. With a network of 630 dealers in Germany, Toyota will help to spread the idea of the student network Plant-for-the-P...

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Green News from Plant-for-the-Planet

Thursday, July 19, 2007

More than 50 schools from Germany participate – they have planted more than 10.000 trees. Others have donated: 2600 Euro altogether, which means that we planted 2600 trees more. Many people got involved with the initiative and helped to make all that happen. With all our efforts, we have green...

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June 2007: A sustainable goodbye gesture at the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium in Munich

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Before they finally leave school, the Geographie students greened their campus together with their teacher Edwin Busl.

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June 2007: The Plant-for-the-Planet Team introduces itself

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px; width: 201px; height: 152px;" />The result: Our goal is it to make 350 schools join by the end of 2007. If 30 people per school get involved with the idea of Plant-for-the-Planet, we have planted trees in the brains of 10.000 people. If each of th...

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June 2007: Plant-for-the-Planet at the Protestant Churchday in Cologne

Monday, June 11, 2007

Additionally Christa Volles and her class of the Konrad-Adenauer-Gymnasium in Langenfeld/Germany surveyed the Churchday visitors on the issue of climate change. In autumn the students will plant more than 3000 trees near Cologne.  

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Rooting for Plant-for-the-Planet

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Besides schools, other organisations, like Connecting Youth or local Global Marshall Plan groups support Plant-for-the-Planet. Many, who were not able to take action themselves, donated money over the last weeks. A specialised forestry organisation will plant the first 1,500 trees in the next month....

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May 2007: The Herzog-Ernst-Gymnasium in Ülzen/Germany places first in the Plant-for-the-Planet Ranking

Sunday, May 13, 2007

A little insight in lots of work dedicated to our climate and our future

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May 2007: The Hulda-Pangkok Gesamtschule introduces itself:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Each year the students of the 8th grade plants trees together with the organisation "Wald am Rhein" in the former meadow landscape at the Rhine in Düsseldorf. 120 students take the spade and dibble around 300 plants. Until today 2607 trees were planted, financed by donations of compan...

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Plant-for-the-Planet strikes more roots

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Only one month has past since our campaign started: 30 schools participate, more than 10,000 trees were pledged and 8,000 were planted. Also the media watches at Plant-for-the-Planet with interest. The radio station Deutschlandfunk broadcasted a report about the initiative, the daily papers write...

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