This blog will highlight a few sustainability projects I have come across recently that are helping to improve the planet using trees. It is hard to deny that humans are pretty good at creating problems in the world. The flip side of this is that they are also pretty good at solving them too.
Plant a Tree For FREE using the Internet
Did you know that by clicking a button on your mouse you can plant a tree… for free? Well, you can. There is a new search engine that is free to use called Ecosia. Search engines generate income by selling advertising. Ecosia also does this but it uses the money to fund tree planting projects around the globe. Amongst other things, these projects are important for restoring habitats, biodiversity, land stabilisation, nutrition and employment. There is a running total of the trees planted on their website and information about the projects they are involved with. They have a goal of planting 1 billion trees worldwide by 2020.
Sustainability Projects in Wellington
Wellington City council is well on its way to completing its goal of planting 2 million trees by 2020. Working with local community groups and growing partners they have already put over 700,000 trees in the ground.
Trees That Count are targeting 4.7 million Trees in 2017
In November 2016, Trees That Count was launched. Funded by The Tindall Foundation, and delivered by the Project Crimson Trust in partnership with Pure Advantage and the Department of Conservation, Trees That Count aims to keep a live count of the number of native trees being planted across the country from 2017 and to set a new target each year thereafter. In 2016, they worked with 20 groups to plant 75,000 native trees. For 2017 they want to see one tree planted for every New Zealander, that’s 4.7 million trees. You can learn how to get involved at www.treesthatcount.co.nz
Tāne’s Tree Trust encourages Indigenous Tree Species
Tāne’s Tree Trust is a non-profit Charitable Trust focused on encouraging the use of New Zealand indigenous tree species for biodiversity, landscape enhancement, cultural benefits, and providing the option for sustainable production of high-quality timber and other resources.
The Trust has a broad membership base and works with a range of interest groups from managing agencies and environmental trusts to iwi and landowners keen see the planting and management of indigenous trees nationwide and to share knowledge in successful establishment of indigenous forests for multiple purposes and use. Find out more or get involved at www.tanestrees.org.nz
New Zealand Tree Project Film aims to increase awareness
The New Zealand Tree Project is an innovative film and photography project that shares imagery of majestic trees and native forests from viewpoints that are rarely experienced. The goals of this nonprofit project are to share the wonder of our natural world and ignite interest and action in nature conservation. You can visit their store to see a range of options that will not only enhance your wall space but also support the non-profit education and awareness goals of the New Zealand Tree Project.
Auckland Council has an Urban Forestation Programme
Phil Goff has announced an urban forestation programme for Auckland which aims to plant a million, predominantly native, trees and shrubs across the region over three years. The goal is to green our city, offset carbon emissions, protect our water quality by planting along rivers and coastlines and improve our living environment. Auckland Council will budget $1 million each year to fund its contribution to the Million Trees Programme. The fund will be used to provide practical support and coordination and to expand existing planting programmes. We will off-set costs by partnering with government agencies, NGOs, private sector sponsors, iwi and other groups.
Get involved with Sustainability projects across Auckland!
If you are interesting in setting up or being involved in a project in your local community in Auckland a good place to start can be Auckland Councils website. There are groups of people who are doing amazing things around the country and the globe for the benefit of the entire planet. Let’s support them for their hard work and dedication.
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