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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep on making a difference and reach out!
Please send your story & video to us with the messenger button on our Facebook page.
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.”
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!
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!
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?