Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year due to deforestation, land development, and bad forest management (that is roughly 48 football fields every minute). Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Initiative (CESI) is announcing One Million Tree Planting Agenda- with the theme “Plant for the Future”. A plan to plant One Million trees every year for the period of 10 years from 2014-2024.
One Million Tree Planting Agenda-“Plant for the Future” will focus on those regions in Uganda most affected by deforestation. In order to achieve our goal of 10 million planted trees by 2024, we work with partners from all levels of society, integrate trees into all of our existing campaigns and create a nationwide coalitions of People, communities, businesses, industry, faith leaders, mayors, academic institutions, and civil society organizations from all across the country. Government’s ministries and departments are also encouraged to enter tree planting activities in their areas of operation. The campaign encourages planting of indigenous and fruited trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.
The One Million Trees Planting Agenda was launched in July 2013 by Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Initiative (CESI) as part of our development goal on Climate Change and Biodiversity (A post-2015 ‘milestone’ on Environment and Sustainability) in response to the threat of global warming.
Therefore, in support of the realization of “The Green Uganda Environment Strategy”, CESI with its profound partners, affiliated members, associates and stakeholders, aims to plant more than one million trees throughout the country every year.
The campaign will plant One Million trees in 12 months, with the target to be increased to 10 Million trees in a period of ten years from 2014-2024.
Presently free seedling distribution and tree planting campaign is going on throughout the country and it’s being executed by Green beneficiaries/Ambassadors, CESI National Volunteers, affiliate members, CSO’s, Government Ministries and Departments and well-wishers.
The goals for the One Million Tree Planting Agenda are as simple as they are important
- To inspire Millions of Ugandans and the Global Community to join Environmental Citizenship and Stewardship.
- To raise awareness among the General Public and all Parties Globally in the fight against the effects of Climate Change (Global Warming) and to Instill a real sense of awareness about how the impact it has on their everyday lives, as well as nature and the planet in general.
- Seed forecasting and collection, nursery bed development, free seedling distribution and planting
- Media awareness campaign (Eyes on Environment TV Show and Radio talk Show)
- Voluntary Community outreach, Workshops, training and mentoring new technical staff/national volunteers, Green Ambassadors and beneficiaries
- Environmental School competition (Environmental Young Reporters (EYR)
- Climate change street fair and designing climate change posters
What we have done
Under this Agenda, we have carried out sensitization workshops to communities across Uganda. Our work with affiliate members and partner organizations has helped us establish 70 nurseries. We’ve given out 800,000 seeds and planted 4,050,000 trees.
The One Million Trees Planting Agenda was launched to remind people to be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life. The main objective of the site/link is to increase the awareness of environmental issues that affect the future of the planet.
It is important to note that even though the problem of global economy is huge, each one of us can make a difference if we decide to fine tune our lifestyle.
4 Ways You Can Act Now
Tell your friends & colleagues the importance of one million trees planting agenda.
Join the Plant for the future Ambassador program and make a difference to your community.
Contribute your Green Success story, so others can benefit from it.
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Green Ambassadors Program
Conserving our planet transcends race, gender, ethnicity, religion and political orientation. It is one characteristic we share, we reside on this planet, and we have to cooperate to preserve it. It is the one hope for future that can unite us.
Global warming is thus a contradiction to us, but if we work together, it can save us on more than a physical level, for just as it takes baby steps to change our environmental behavior, those same steps can be catalysts to changing our socio-political behavior. Going green can be the global movement of the 21st century, much like the movements that defined and transformed the twentieth, for the better. So, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving green a chance.
Green Ambassadors Program is a CESI’s initiative to try and reach as many people as possible, in institutions like (Schools, Hospitals/Health Centres, barracks, prisons, Religious Centres, Police and Prison grounds), Industrial and recreational parks, Depleted forests or in Places where trees have never existed and local communities across the country to spread the awareness and importance of ‘One Million Trees Planting Agenda’. Your support gives this program the independence and flexibility needed to tackle some of the most compelling issues of our time. Become a one million trees planting agenda ambassador and join the global family of volunteers working together to build a positive and Sustainable World.
We are not asking for any financial assistance. Only a few hours a week or a month will help reach out to people in your immediate community and make a substantial difference to the future of our planet.
Once you register with us, we will provide you access to our Green Resource Guides and an interactive quiz, which will help you to present the One million planting Agenda message to your neighborhood schools, colleges, associations, relatives, friends and colleagues.
In business, green is the new black. If you’d like to showcase your company’s commitment to environmental responsibility, we can help.
Businesses and nonprofit organizations who partner with us have grown by showcasing their environmental commitment through our one million tree planting agenda. Customers and donors alike respond to the organization’s promise to plant a tree in return for a customer action, such as purchasing a product or joining an organization. Putting our “We’ve Donated” button on the home page helps win a positive response from site visitors.
With this level of support, partners are recognized on our website with their Company Name, Logo, a link to their website, and a 50 word description of their organization and/or what the partnership means to them.
In addition to this recognition, all partners receive access to TFTF marketing materials to use in promoting the partnership in their marketing materials.
We greatly appreciate all of our partnerships; at every level we couldn’t achieve our goals without them!
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