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"I will plant a million trees in my country!"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

You can announce your pledge anytime, many will do it between September 19th and 29th. Find the first draft of a press release here for your national press announcement (doc) here. We recommend that you prepare the following: a press release, you are welcome to use the draft we provide a...

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Three wonderful films

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The following movies are worth a look: HOME We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children...

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Stop talking. Start planting.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stop talking. Start planting. The UNEP asked us whether we wanted to launch the campaign during the UN's Federal Assembly in New York between September 19th and 25th. We are preparing the pictures with the child and the prominent person and need your help with the text to be published...

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Folklore

Monday, August 31, 2009

Our photographer Bernd Schumacher took some great pictures of children in their national dresses at the Tunza 2009 Conference in South Korea. Thank you to everyone participating! For your folklore picture please contact Maike Grundmann at [email protected]

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Press room

Monday, August 31, 2009

09/01/2009 - Fundación Santa Lola: La Fundación Santa Lola, suscribe un acuerdo de apoyo a la campaña: Planteamos por el planeta, dentro de la Conferencia Internacional TUNZA, en Corea del Sur.   08/31/2009 - Al-Mustaqbal: UNEP Children's Summit in South Kor...

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The Promise of Daejeon

Friday, August 28, 2009

After having heard that it takes about three years to plant one million trees, children decide to shape their future. 550 future leaders out of 107 countries voted for a clear signal to today's leaders at the UNEP TUNZA International Children and Youth Conference in South Korea. The children'...

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T-shirts free of charge

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We will send t-shirts on a first come first serve basis to you for your tree planting activities. Please place your order by email as soon as possible. We send out packages with 40 t-shirts each (size S= 20 pieces, size M = 10 pieces, size L = 10 pieces). If this does not at all fit your nee...

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Adults all over the world support the children: From Kofi Annan to Wei Wei

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The conference on Human Impact of Climate Change took place this year on the 23rd and 24th of June, a conference where Felix Finkbeiner was the only child attending it. Felix used his attendance to win supporters for Plant-for-the-Planet, in personal chats with the participants but also with a publi...

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Plant-for-the-Planet News

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"One tree per student" The annual garden party at the Grundschule an der Burmesterstraße took place this year on the 26th of July. The school is located in the north of Munich, in Freimann. The annual party is a long-lasting tradition yet this year the students decided to uni...

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A symbolic tree for Dresden

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Within the national student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet, students from the Gymnasium Bürgerwiese planted a symbolic maple tree in attendance of principal Jens Reichel, chief officer for public greens and solid waste management Detlef Thiel, division manager of the Akademie der Sächsisc...

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The bet

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Supporting the student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet, the youth organization in Sandl bet against mayor Alois Pils that they would manage to plant 100 tress on May 17th 2009. In cooperation with Austria's 1 million trees campaign, the youth organization was able to plant 100 trees durin...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Duisburg is off to a good start

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The official kick-off of the Duisburg Environmental Days was on June 5th but 80 students ages 10-12 were already trained to become climate ambassadors a week early. The Plant-for-the-Planet Academy on May 30th not only taught the kids why were are stuck in a climate crisis but also offered concre...

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11-year-old becomes successor of Angela Merkel

Thursday, June 11, 2009

11-year-old Felix Finkbeiner is stepping into the footsteps of Angela Merkel by becoming the youngest ever patron of the Duisburg Environmental Days 2009. At age 9 he founded the now nationally active student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet with the goal to plant a million trees by the end of 200...

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Deutsche Welle supports Plant-for-the-Planet

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Germany's youngest climate campaigner envisions greener future Felix says he hopes the Plant for the Planet project will take root An 11-year-old boy is at the heart of an initiative that will see children plant 1 million trees planted across Germany by the end of the year. Felix Fink...

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Imagine all the soldiers marching for the Earth!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nairobi, 24 February 2009 - The world's armies and UN peacekeepers around the globe should join the Billion Tree Campaign as it strives to reach its target of 7 billion trees planted by the end of 2009, according to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. Speaking during the UN Environment Prog...

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Al Gore meets Plant for the Planet

Friday, October 31, 2008

Before his speech at the Munich Public Water Economy, Al Gore was presented a Plant for the Planet t-shirt by Felix Finkbeiner. The Nobel Prize winner was so impressed by the youth initiative, that he later referred to it in his speech as a good example of how people, particularly children can get i...

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Prince El Hassan of Jordan enthusiastic about Plant for the Planet

Friday, October 31, 2008

On October 18th Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan has was awarded the Augsburg Peace Prize. Prof. Dr. Hans Küng gave the address. Dr. Ernst Oeffner, prize jury chairman spoke of Prince El Hassan as a "bridge-builder between East and West", "tireless organizer of dialogue betw...

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UNEP Website Again to Report About Plant for the Planet Germany

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Plant for the Planets activities for the International Day of the Tree (Arbor Day) resulted in unexpected participation and attention. Over 300 German newspapers, radio and TV stations were prompted to report on this student initiative. The UNEP Billion Tree Campaign website also reports our act...

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Plant-for-the-Planet News January

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2007 was a great success for the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative. More than 60,000 new trees were planted or pledged, including the participation of over 250 schools. Hundreds of teenagers were able to set a good example for global action. The last tree planting action of 2007 took place in Lange...

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German Toyota Dealers donate 10,000 trees

Friday, December 14, 2007

On the national meeting of the German Toyota Dealers Association (THV) the 10 years old Felix Finkbeiner gave a speech, explaining the concept of the Plant-for-the-Planet-Initiative. Burkard Weller, president of the association spontaneously donated 10,000 trees. Many dealers agreed to organise l...

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