We help every schoolchild plant a tree to combat climate change.
We organise children to plant trees. Our aim is for every child in Ireland to plant a tree and to sponsor one in the Global South. A million trees by December 2023. Easy Treesy.
“Two things are needed for success; a plan and not quite enough time” Leonard Bernstein.
Luckily we have lots of supporters, helpers and many sponsors; thank you all so much!
We are in a race by the way with England, Scotland and Wales. It’s the Five Nations Tree Challenge which we set with the UK in November 2016 when Ireland joined 100 countries in the UN-backed Plant-for-the-Planet trillion tree challenge;
The “Fifth Nation” is the Global South where our project met with and delivered trees to 3 schools in South Africa in January 2018; Rondebosch Prep school, Fishoek (51 trees to be planted up this year), Radley High School and engaged with Mellon Educate (12 schools).
Our vision; every child in Ireland plants a tree by 2020. They sponsor another one for one euro each in the Global South; we suggest Plant for the Planet or WeForest.
… an adult can help with that. Where to find the euro? By vacuuming under the cushions in our class we found a euro each, on average, there is one idea!)
Time taken in total; planting the tree takes a few minutes, you may need help digging the hole. Paying the euro, a few minutes tops unless you get lost reading the world wide web!
How will we get the trees? We are working on that, while we are though you could plant a seed, like an apple pip. My brother did and now he gets to eat the apples. Or you could plant another sort of tree, natives are the best for biodiversity.
Easy Treesy. Go Ireland!
We are working on the Global goals; they were our Proclamation Day speech in 2016. Our Million Tree project started at St. Laurence NS, Baldoyle, Dublin 13 inspired by the Tiny Forest we planted back in 1999! You can read more of how we keep winning prizes on our other Green Flag pages here but we would prefer if you went out and planted a tree, which you can do in a flash whereas you could spend hours reading about silly things we got wrong.
MARTHA GOULDSBURY, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OFFICER FROM FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL AWARDED PENCILS MADE FROM RECYCLED MONEY TO CHILDREN FROM THE GREEN SCHOOLS’ COMMITTEE EXPLAINING OUR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP TREE-PLANTING INITIATIVE.
ENJOYING OUR NEW PLANTATION OF 300 TREES ON OUR WAY HOME FROM TENNIS. THEY ARE DOING GREAT AND SO ARE WE!
ONCE MORE WE ARE IN THE TOP TWENTY SCHOOLS IN IRELAND IN SEAI’S COMPETITION ON TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE; GOOD LUCK TEAM 1M TREES!