We plant trees for a better world.
It all started with a school presentation and today Plant-for-the-Planet is a global movement with an ambitious goal: to fight the climate crisis by planting trees around the world. Here you find out what has happened since the founding of the initiative and what we have planned for the future.
The children’s initiative Plant-for-the-Planet is initiated
by 9-year-old Felix Finkbeiner.
Inspired by Wangari Maathai, who planted 30 million trees in Africa in 30 years, Felix formulated his vision:
Children could plant one million trees in every country on earth and thereby offset CO2 emissions all on their own, while adults are still talking about doing it. Each tree binds a CO2 intake of 10 kg per year.
The first tree is planted and Klaus Töpfer, former German Federal Minister of the Environment and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) becomes official patron.
Felix promises UNEP that children in every country on earth will plant one million trees. In the following years, Plant-for-the-Planet developed into a global movement.
Felix introduces Plant-for-the-Planet to the world.
He becomes a UNEP Junior Board Member and gives speeches at important environment and climate events, e.g. in front of the European Parliament. Plant-for-the-Planet academies are organized in Germany and around the world. These are events organized by children for children at which they motivate each other to take action against the climate crisis. The children become active Climate Justice Ambassadors and pass on their knowledge and encourage other children to take on social responsibility and shape their future.
More than 30,000 of them are Ambassadors for Climate Justice. These are children between the age of 9-12, who pass on their knowledge at academies to other children, who train to become Ambassadors as well.
This way, Plant-for-the-Planet encourages as many children as possible to fight for their future.
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