One World Tree Planting

Moving from activism to Social Business: Stay Green’s agroforestry demonstration field in Mubende

When climate activism and social business come together.

As a young participatory network of climate activists, One World Tree Planting believes in building green local economies to create climate resilience and preserve biodiversity. Local social business development is key to make projects financially sustainable.

One of our members, Ronald Mutabazi, founder of the community based organisation Stay Green, is working as climate activist since 2013 launching awareness campaigns and planting trees with the school kids of the Mubende district. In the past years Stay Green managed to plant over 18.000 seedlings of native tree varieties on public domains, school properties and local farmer’s fields.

As Ronald understands the need of income generating activities to help transition farmers towards climate-smart agroforestry, Stay Green established a “community managed” organic banana plantation and set up different bee hives for honey production.

To further develop their mission Stay Green is planting a two acres demonstration farm on which they will educate farmers on agroforestry, biodiversity preservation and organic farming. This site will be used as a training site for climate-smart agriculture and eco-tourism. Income generated from these activities will be used to grow the farm, make the operations sustainable and further train local smallholder farmers.

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Help Miss Conservation Asiimwe plant trees this summer

As a young girl 23 year old Miss Conservation Asiimwe Mourine was already aware of the importance of nature.

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One World Tree Planting:Peer-to-peer Climate Action Fund & Support Network

The last months #OneWorldTreePlanting has successfully fundraised a cargobike and solar panels for Stay Green in Uganda. 

Teaming up with practical climate activists from Uganda, we decided to raise the bar.

Our mission:

Establishing a voluntary Peer-to-peer Climate Action Fund & Support Network to help launch small climate action projects across the world. 

Think about planting biodiverse #forests, #agroforestry, restoring forests, #wetlands, savannahs and all other #ecosystems that are vital to our existence. 

It can also entail the development and promotion of affordable clean energy.

Inspired by the #Rainbow Warriors & the African #Ubuntu philosophy we acknowledge that in order to grow as humanity we should work as one.

Everyone can contribute with their own talents.

We started with four green projects in Uganda, but we’re looking forward to grow worldwide including projects from befriended practical climate activists from India, Pakistan, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Mali & the Philippines. 

How can you support?

1. Donate via Gofundme, transfer or PayPal & help us fundraising.

2. Get personally involved in one of the projects & support them with your own experience, talents & skills to help it grow by: 

  • assisting our members linking with governments, international organisations, ecological movements and NGOs; 
  • filling in applications for grants and subsidies;
  • advising our projects in their transition towards social business: finding ways to generate their own income. 

3. Help us broaden & professionalize our network, finding ways to grow while keeping the personal peer-to-peer touch.

Our Rainbow Warriors are looking for cooperation with individuals and organisations that work on nature-based solutions for climate change to help scale up their efforts and grow towards a peer-to-peer support network for environmental conservation and climate adaptation. 

We are looking forward to collaborate with different interested Community Based Organizations, NGOs, local government bodies, private companies and individuals.

Donations are welcome through GoFundMe and

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As we are a voluntary network, your gift will go directly to our climate action start-ups. Funds will be used for: * purchasing seedlings and planting material * training & capacity building * local awareness campaigns on climate adaptation

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Practical Activists Wanted

Do you feel the that #climate #change & the loss of #biodiversity severely threaten our very existence?

Do you agree we can turn the tide & create a green future for our children?

Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone to make that difference?

Three times yes?

Then listen up!

Even though they are numerous green movements that fight for nature, small local projects tend to be left behind in their environmental struggle.

#OneWorldTreePlantingDay wants to change that!

CBO Stay Green planting trees with school kids.

We want grow to become a voluntary bottom-up platform that gives voice to small projects across the world that #restore #nature and/or aim for #ecological and #climate #justice.

This can be projects planting biodiverse #forests, #agroforestry, restoring forests, #wetlands, #savannahs and all other #ecosystems that are vital to our survival.

Inspired by the #African #Ubuntu philosophy we acknowledge that in order to grow as #humanity we should work as one.

Everyone can contribute with their own talents.

In our first  project we helped Stay Green to fetch a #treecycle #cargobike to transport 10.000 tree seedlings during the #Corona #Lockdown in Uganda.

Ronald Mutabazi from Stay Green in Uganda transporting tree seedlings with the Cargobike

Now, with the “Let-It-Grow” campaign we want to pitch  a project every week and actively seek support to get the project off the ground.

How can you get involved?

1. By keeping the story alive on Social Media with digital storytelling & updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, …


2. By actively seeking support to help the project grow in how to attract funding, establishing a social business model, sharing expertise on ecosystem restoration techniques, …


3. By connecting small projects with eachother and with other movements that fight for nature, and thereby creating synergies.


4. By setting up online meetings around a specific theme to exchange experiences and create mutual support.


5. By building up strategies to grow as a platform.

Want to join build a global movement of practical activists that restore our planet?

Leave us a message via email or via the message button on our Facebook page.

Call Let-it-Grow Campaign

2020 has already put us to the test: climate change, the destruction of earth’s biodiversity, COVID19, #BlackLivesMatter are raging throughout the world.

And for a good reason. It learns us that the ways we treat eachother and our environment are unsustainable and will eventually lead to global collapse.

With consciousness comes action. People across the planet are taking initiatives to create positive change.

Native American prophecies tell us that when the earth is ravaged, a new tribe of all colours & creeds will arise to restore our planet: “the Rainbow Warriors“.

Whether a myth or not, this is a very powerful inspiration. It has influenced ecological movements like Greenpeace to start non-violent protests against earth pollution and inspired other to dream of an harmonious future.

With #OneWorldTreePlantingDay we share this dream.

We want to give voice to small projects across the world that restore nature and/or aim for ecological and climate justice and help get them launched.

Planting 10.000 trees. Ronald Mutabazi from environmental CBO Stay Green in Mubende, Uganda.

This can be planting biodiverse #forests, #agroforestry, restoring forests, #wetlands, savannahs and all other #ecosystems that are vital to our existence. It can also entail the development and promotion of affordable clean energy.

With the Greening Schools project Stay Green is planting trees & educating kids about climate & biodiversity. Due to COVID19 they are in need of a solar panel system worth to let the kids follow the Ugandan distance learning program on TV.

That’s why we are launching the “Let it grow” campaign for you to reach out, connect and support.

Inspired by the #RainbowWarriors & the African #Ubuntu philosophy we acknowledge that in order to grow as humanity we should work as one.

Everyone can contribute with their own talents.

Ronald Onyang is a climate activist who’s story tells like a movie. Having felt how climate change directly affected his life and that of his beloved ones he is campaigning for climate positive investments & developing a cheap clean energy generation system with his friend Leslie Peter Omara.

As we learn that in 50 years 1 billion people will live in places that are unliveable, it’s time to level up our actions.

Here’s the call:

• Make a short video and tell us your story.
• Explain your project and how it is connected to restoring #biodiversity, planting trees and #climate change adaptation, and how these efforts empower communities.
• Tell us about the challenges you face during the Covid19 Crisis
• And tell us what kind of support you need and/or you can give to others.

We share your story to create a buzz around your project and involve supporters to exchange ideas how to help you grow.

At the same time we want to ask you to use your talents, network & experiences to share & support other green projects.

And we invite you to get personally involved in one of the initiatives: help them start up, get funding and/or connect with movements with the same mission.

In this way we’ll create a growing global peer-to-peer support network restoring Mother Earth. A network of #RainbowWarriors.

Treeman Murali from Tamil Nadu inspiring the world to plant trees with the #worldtreemangame

Keep on making a difference and reach out!

Please send your story & video to us with the messenger button on our Facebook page.

Help Stay Green plant 10.000 Trees in Uganda

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Meet Ronald Mutabazi, a young environmental hero from Uganda. Ronald decided to become a climate activist back in 2013 after experiencing the effects of seasonal change, i.e. prolonged droughts and floods, on the farmers in his community.
As a young single father his ambition is to give his 5 year old daughter and all the kids in his community a prosperous and green future. 

His team at Stay Green received approval for 10.000 seedlings to plant trees for their “Greening My School 2020 Project” in Mubende district in Uganda! 

Stay Green will plant the seedlings in school compounds of primary and secondary schools in Mubende district. 

But why work with schools? 

As Ronald states: “We believe that students are the new generation, so we work with the schools to educate them about nature and advocate  for climate justice. We plant species that can last for long, like opinus oocarp, afzeria Africa, Maesopsis eminii and cardia Africa.”

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For the Greening My School 2020 Project, Ronald needs your help to raise € 350 to purchase the 10.000 tree seedlings.

The Mubende District Local Government already vowed to help transport the seedlings to the different schools. Also, the National Forest Authority donates a surplus of small trees to plant on the school compounds. 

As everything is set up, we can help Ronald and Stay Green to get this done! 
Let’s do this! 

Please help us to raise € 350 by International Forests Day on March 21.

With only two weeks to go, you can help maximise our efforts in raising support among your friends and family.
Climate change will ultimately affect us all: We’re in this together!

So let’s work together and help make 10.000 trees grow! 

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A little background:

Back in 2013 when he was still a student Ronald started with a simple tree planting campaign. His continuous efforts led to the establishment of Stay Green: a Community Based Organization (CBO) based in Mubende.

Stay Green conducts AIDS counseling, climate activism, environmental conservation, including soil and water conservation, waste management and engages in environmental training for kids in their local community. 

Stay Green is always looking for cooperation with individuals and organisations that work on nature-based solutions for climate change to help scale up their efforts and grow towards a leading NGO in environmental conservation and climate adaptation. 

Please leave us a message if you would like to connect.

Support Stay Green, and share their story!

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#WorldTreePlantingDay
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How can we make #WorldTreePlantingDay a global mass movement?

#March21 is UN International Forests Day & World Tree Planting Day. It’s also one year before the announced UN Decade of Restoration 2021-2030.

A perfect date for you and your organisation to share how you regenerate, protect or restore our natural ecosystems in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss and soil depletion.

How can we make #WorldTreePlantingDay a global mass movement?

Well, by simply sharing what you are already doing.

This could be:
• A Tree Planting activity
• An event to communicate your results and get support for your ambitions.
• A demonstration to push governments, the industry and the financial sector to take action.

When all movements and individuals that fight for nature send out a similar message on #March21, this will be a very powerful signal.

Hope you join the movement!

And let #WorldTreePlantingDay be our yearly state of the union until we regreened the earth.

The Great Green Pacific Wall

The #GreatGreenWall in Africa is one of the most amazing endeavours in pushing back desertification in the Sahel region.

Why not build a momentum around a #Great GreenPacificWall: a wall of #mangroves surrounding the Philippines and Pacific Islands as protection to the rising sea level?

Reforesting the coasts can create opportunities for #biodiversity, #agroforestry and  regenerative agriculture. Think about sustainable shrimp farms, fishing ponds even growing rice in salt water protected by surrounded mangrove trees.

Super Typhoon Haiyan learned us that those areas that where protected by mangroves were less impacted.

The Pacific Islands and the Philippines are in the frontline of when it comes to the distastrous effects of climate change.

In our battle against these effects, people need symbolic action. The Great Green Pacific Wall can be such a symbol: one of biodiversity, ecosystem based solutions for climate adaptation and climate mitigation and most of all protection of the Filipino people.

Wouldn’t it be a great idea to create a movement to mobilise global political action, public and private investment to get this done?


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