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Our First Academies in Zambia!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Our partner organization Greenpop from South Africa organized the first two Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in Zambia in July this year. Lauren from Greenpop writes: Greenpop ran a competition where eco clubs at 20 schools in Livingstone had to make handmade solar cookers and present these. The winn...

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Summer updates from Mexico and Spain!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In recent years, Plant-for-the-Planet has become more international and made its way from the main cities to the remotest corners, for example in Nepal, Uganda and Guatemala. In Mexico another Academy was held in May 20th, 2013 with the indigenous descendants of the Maya (they call themselves Tzot...

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Self-sufficiency Economy and Climate Change in Thailand

Monday, October 21, 2013

On October 14th, the fourth Plant-for-the-Planet Academy in Thailand took place in Ratchaburi. Instead of the expected 40 participants, over 100 students from two local schools took a break from their vacations and came to learn about climate justice, plant trees and prepare for their own actions....

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First Academy on Jawa Island

Monday, October 21, 2013

Global Board member Bagus learned about the possibility of organizing a Plant-for-the-Planet Academy in June. Just weeks later, at the end of September, his first Academy - and the first on Indonesia's main island Jawa - became a reality.   At the "Green School" (Sekolah Adiwiyata in Indonesia) SM...

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Motorbike-Club Promotes Tree Planting

Monday, October 21, 2013

A very unconventional Plant-for-the-Planet Academy was organized on October 12th 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. A member of the Apache MC (Motorcycle Club) Thailand invited his fellow bikers with children to their local hang-out - a restaurant at a road intersection in Bangkok. The world game was improv...

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"Be the Change" in Singapore's United World College

Monday, October 21, 2013

Former Global Board president Shanisse from Singapore and some of her friends were back at the United World College South East Asia in Singapore on October 3rd, to empower another batch of Climate Justice Ambassadors. Felix had started this work a year and a half before, and the school continues the...

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Thailand Joins the Family of Climate Justice Ambassadors - with a very special Academy

Monday, October 21, 2013

The city of Hat Yai in Southern Thailand is home to the first Climate Justice Ambassadors in Thailand after teacher Benjamas Nak-long organized a great Plant-for-the-Planet Academy as part of a two-day eco camp, where students slept over at At Hat Yai Wittayalai 2 School and worked on several ecolog...

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Tree By Tree now available in Chinese

Friday, October 18, 2013

Great News for all the Plant-for-the-Planet fans in China: Our book „Tree by Tree“ is now also available in Chinese! Thanks to our trainee Kathy Wong from Hong Kong for her help with the translation.  You can read the whole book here: All other languages are also online on our Website or printed...

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Second Plant-for-the-Planet Academy in Barcelona

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On Saturday September 28th, 2013 our second Barcelona-Academy was held at the premises of the city's Botanical Garden. This was an ideal place as the 42 empowered Climate Justice Ambassadors we able to plant 65 new trees -donated by the Forestry Department of Catalonia-, as well as taking a guided t...

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First Academy in Madrid with 52 empowered Climate Justice Ambassadors

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On Saturday October 5th, 2013 the first Plant-for-the-Planet Academy was held in the city of Madrid. A total of 52 new Climate Justice Ambassadors were empowered at the beautiful spaces of Madrid's Botanical Garden. The participants received a guided tour around the greenhouses for tropical plants....

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First Academy in Nice, France, with 55 new Ambassadors

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

May 2013, Felix was in Nice, France, to ask officially to the city to start a planting program and become the « greener city in France ». Motivated, the Côte d’Azur has already started to plant! October, Tuesday the 8th 2013, 55 children from the Du Château school and International school of Nice h...

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Ambassadors Join Forces with 350.org

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Michael Foster, who organised Seattle's first Plant-for-the-Planet Academy, was full of praise for USA's newest Ambassadors after they presented at 350.org's "Draw the Line" event in Seattle on Saturday, 21st September, 2013. Writing to all those who helped make the event possible, Michael wrote:...

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Kekhashan Plants on Seychelles to Save Biodiversity

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kekhashan, President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Children´s Global Board and Coordinator traveled to Seychelles and wrote a wonderful report on her experiences in the Botanical Gardens in the midst of the botanical species of the islands, where she delivered a speech and received a prize for her gre...

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Green Race 2013 at Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sharp at 8:00a.m. o'clock on August 24th, 2013 was given the starting signal of the 2nd "Green Race" organized by Plant-For-The-Planet's chapter in Quintana Roo, Mexico. 120runners, 50 of which participated in the 2-kilometer-race, and 70 in the 6-kilometer race, joined the race that day. Several Cl...

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Third Academy around Bogota, the capital city of Colombia

Thursday, September 19, 2013

On August 30th, yet another Academy in Colombia took place in cooperation with the municipality of Gachancipá, near the capital city Bogotá. 59 children were trained as Climate Justice Ambassadors and 90 native trees were planted. The presentation was held by two little girls: María Paz, daughter of...

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Ambassadors Speak Up for Their Future

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Watch Seattle's newest Ambassadors introduce Plant-for-the-Planet to Seattle City Council’s Energy & Environment Committee before getting down to business. In their first public appearance since Seattle's first Acadmey in May this year, eight Ambassadors gave the Plant-for-the-Planet presentatio...

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Take action and vote now the Plant-for-the-Planet Global Boards 2013/14!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The election of the Plant-for-the-Planet Global Boards has just started and you can participate by voting for your preferred representatives.  There are two Global Boards: one for the Children’s Initiative for children aged from 8 to 14 and one for the Youth Initiative, for young people aged from 1...

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Mexico: Getting kids excited for environmental activism and planting trees

Monday, July 29, 2013

More than 60 children from 4 different elementary schools took part in the Academy in Vicente Guerrero Primary School in San Cristóbal de las Casas in the South of Mexico on April 23rd. The children were especially excited about planning their own actions, such as reforestation, poster campaigns abo...

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Academy with the Boy Scouts in Puebla, Mexico

Monday, July 29, 2013

Already the fourth Academy in Mexico's "Heroic City" Puebla took place on June 16th - this time in cooperation with the boy scouts. The most environmentally interested scouts from four local groups gathered in the ecological park "Flor del Bosque" (Forest Flower) and were empowered as Climate Justic...

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Stepwise Plant-for-the-Planet Academy in the Dominican Republic

Monday, July 29, 2013

Since 2011, an innovative model is being piloted by our partner in the Dominican Republic, Santa Lola Foundation: Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in several steps. First, they set up a "Plant-for-the-Planet Club", which then meets every Saturday and step by step covers the contents of a "normal" Plan...

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