About Plant-for-the-Planet

Plant-for-the-Planet is a global movement to restore forest ecosystems to tackle the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. To do so, we empower young people, restore ecosystems, conduct restoration research, provide free software tools and restoration advice for organizations around the world.

We believe that we need to protect the world’s three trillion trees and bring back a further one trillion trees.

We are a partnership of independent national organisations, led by the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation.

Global Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative

Plant-for-the-Planet thrives on the most outstanding children and young people. To spread the word, we have a Global Board with young leaders around the world. They are committed to climate justice and tree planting on a voluntary basis. The Global Board is elected every year.
Get to know our Global Board members
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Patrons

We would like to thank our patrons who have accompanied Plant-for-the-Planet from the very beginning.
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
    Patron
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
    Patron
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    Foundation Secretariat

    As the secretariat of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, we support young people in achieving their ambitious goals. Our main activities are: partnerships and donor support, events, academies, our app, the sale of the Change Chocolate, communication and administration.
    Our team
    Annual Reports
    Transparency Reports

    Plant-for-the-Planet
    Secretariat

    Our passion comes from our people. We embrace diversity and believe that different backgrounds, ideas and perspectives make us a stronger and more capable team. We put our heart and soul into Plant-for-the-Planet. We are passionate activists for climate justice.

    Anissa Meindl

    Volunteer

    Anissa Meindl
    Volunteer

    As Part of my FÖJ I’m working at Plant-for-the-Planet for one year and support my colleagues in many areas of work. Amongst others, I help organise events, international projects and social media.

    Anne Koch

    Children & Youth

    Anne Koch
    Children & Youth

    I organize academies in the DACH region to train more climate justice ambassadors.

    Carina Kanischew

    Chocolate

    Carina Kanischew
    Chocolate

    As a productmanager I am responsible for everything regarding “Die Gute Schokolade”.

    Caroline Gusinda

    Management

    Caroline Gusinda
    Management

    As Executive Manager, I am responsible for our strategic direction and positioning, financing, and the organization of human and operational resources.

    Caxton Gitonga Kaua

    Restoration Project Advisor

    Caxton Gitonga Kaua
    Restoration Project Advisor

    I provide advice to forest restoration projects around the world

    Dr. Stefan Brunner

    Communications

    Dr. Stefan Brunner
    Communications

    I am Head of Communication at Plant-for-the-Planet.

    Dr. Thilo Pfletschinger

    Chairman of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation

    Dr. Thilo Pfletschinger
    Chairman of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation

    As board member I design and implement structures for further growth.

    Emma Fürst

    Communications

    Emma Fürst
    Communications

    I support the Communications team as a student assistant and am mainly responsible for social media.

    Esmeralda Schlehlein

    Private Sponsorship

    Esmeralda Schlehlein
    Private Sponsorship

    I am the contact person for private donors and I do administrative work.

    (parental leave)

    Felix Finkbeiner

    Restoration & Platform Management

    Felix Finkbeiner
    Restoration & Platform Management

    Ferdinand Nagel

    Chocolate

    Ferdinand Nagel
    Chocolate

    I am responsible for all matters relating to our Change Chocolate together with my supervisor, Carina.

    Franka Toma

    Volunteer

    Franka Toma
    Volunteer

    As a volunteer at Plant-for-the-Planet I help with several tasks in different areas e.g. Tree Talks, Social Media, Academy, Event and International.

    Freya Anton

    Event

    Freya Anton
    Event

    As event and project manager, I support our Climate Justice Ambassadors with their activities and presentations and take care of various Plant-for-the-Planet events.

    Gisela Petzold

    Corporate Partnerships

    Gisela Petzold
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Gregor Common

    Corporate Partnerships

    Gregor Common
    Corporate Partnerships

    Contact person for corporate partnerships. Project lead installing a global distribution for the “White Label App” to create longterm cooperations.

    Helge Bork

    Empowerment / International

    Helge Bork
    Empowerment / International

    My responsibilities include Plant-for-the-Planet’s international network and communications. I am also a member of the management team.

    Ines Heinbach

    Communications

    Ines Heinbach
    Communications

    Ines Jordan

    Private Sponsorship

    Ines Jordan
    Private Sponsorship

    I am the contact person for private donors and I do administrative work.

    Jorgo Miridis

    Backend Architect

    Jorgo Miridis
    Backend Architect

    In charge of back-end architecture and development.

    Jule Schnakenberg

    International

    Jule Schnakenberg
    International

    I support the International-Team on the journey to grow and develop the Plant-for-the-Planet International Network.

    Julia Arthen

    Communications

    Julia Arthen
    Communications

    Katharina Haeussinger

    Communications

    Katharina Haeussinger
    Communications

    As the interface between the Communications and Corporate Partnerships teams, I ensure that we work closely together with our partners to spread our message even further around the world.

    Kathrin Neumann

    Chocolate

    Kathrin Neumann
    Chocolate

    As a productmanager I am responsible for everything regarding “Die Gute Schokolade”

    Lea Kanneberg

    Event

    Lea Kanneberg
    Event

    I am part of the event and project management team where I support Plant-for-the-Planet in organizing and coordinating events.

    Lina-Malou Schmitt

    Academy

    Lina-Malou Schmitt
    Academy

    I support the Academy team as a student assistant in organizing and planning Academies.

    Luba Karabadjakova

    Empowerment

    Luba Karabadjakova
    Empowerment

    I’m a part of the team that organizes Academies for climat justice ambassodors and supervise the volunteers in Hamburg.

    Lukas Mühlbauer

    Management

    Lukas Mühlbauer
    Management

    I support our CEO. My tasks are mainly in accounting, HR, foundation development and project management.

    Maike Grundmann

    Private Sponsorship

    Maike Grundmann
    Private Sponsorship

    I am the contact person for private donors and I do administrative work.

    Marco Jordan

    Corporate Partnerships

    Marco Jordan
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Maria Hosfeld

    App

    Maria Hosfeld
    App

    I work in the App-Team and prepare internal documentation for new ideas and features.

    Marina Edelmann

    Institutional Fundraising

    Marina Edelmann
    Institutional Fundraising

    (On parental leave)

    Mario E. Liporada

    Logistics

    Mario E. Liporada
    Logistics

    I am in the logistic team, together with my colleagues I pack Good Chocolate, moreover I’m responsible for the receiving goods.

    Matthias Betz

    Technology

    Matthias Betz
    Technology

    App-Management (he/him). I translate IT speech for non-It people and vice versa.

    Max Schmid

    Children & Youth / Technology

    Max Schmid
    Children & Youth / Technology

    I am contact for everything related to our planting projects on the app! In addition, I organize our Academies in the DACH region.

    Michaela Theobald

    Logistics

    Michaela Theobald
    Logistics

    I am in the logistic team and manage the invoice orders together with the due payments. I am also the IT contact person for the SHOP with help of Sagar.

    Mona Gerhartinger

    Event

    Mona Gerhartinger
    Event

    As event and project manager, I support our Climate Justice Ambassadors with their activities. I’m also responsible for Tree Talks and Empowerment Workshops.

    Montassar Hazgui

    WordPress Developer

    Montassar Hazgui
    WordPress Developer

    Norbert Schuler

    Developer

    Norbert Schuler
    Developer

    Advising the team on questions of software architecture and the development process. Help with QA and DevOps tasks.

    Ole Michaelis

    Corporate Partnerships

    Ole Michaelis
    Corporate Partnerships

    Patrick Beggan

    International

    Patrick Beggan
    International

    I am responsible for the growth and development of the Plant-for-the-Planet International Network.

    Paul Thiel

    Corporate Partnerships

    Paul Thiel
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Peter Taylor

    Corporate Partnerships

    Peter Taylor
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Prem Raval

    Web Developer

    Prem Raval
    Web Developer

    I develop and maintain websites for Plant-for-the-Planet & also contribute to Digital Marketing & HR with support from our Technology team.

    Quirin Erbertseder

    Volunteer

    Quirin Erbertseder
    Volunteer

    During my Voluntary Ecological Year, I am assisting the different teams of Plant-for-the-Planet in their various tasks.

    Sabine Neumayr

    Logistics

    Sabine Neumayr
    Logistics

    I am the contact person for logistics around the change Chocolate, Academy, Events etc. and in support the administration

    Samantha Davalos

    Restoration Projects Evaluator

    Samantha Davalos
    Restoration Projects Evaluator

    I am in charge of developing the project standards and coordinating the evaluation of all the planting projects present in the Plant-for-the-Planet platform. And I am the Indigenous Communities Advocate.

    Silvia Noack

    Corporate Partnerships

    Silvia Noack
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Sina Koepke

    Volunteer

    Sina Koepke
    Volunteer

    As part of my FÖJ I’m working at Plant-for-the-Planet for one year and support my colleagues in many areas of work. Amongst others, I help organise events, international projects, academies and social media.

    Stefan Zeiner

    Communications

    Stefan Zeiner
    Communications

    As a TV-journalist I’m responsible for the video and shooting activities on all platforms and channels, Social Media included.

    Sven Matejat

    Corporate Partnerships

    Sven Matejat
    Corporate Partnerships

    I am your contact for corporate partnerships. Together we develop concepts to mobilize your customers, employees and partners for large tree planting goals.

    Tanja Lautenbacher

    Logistics

    Tanja Lautenbacher
    Logistics

    I’m the contact person for the logistic team and also support the administrative work

    Tobias Schlechter

    Volunteer

    Tobias Schlechter
    Volunteer

    During my Voluntary Ecological Year, I am assisting the different teams of Plant-for-the-Planet in their various tasks.

    Victoria Haberler

    Academy

    Victoria Haberler
    Academy

    I organize Academies to train children to become climate justice ambassadors and to encourage their engagement.

    Foundation Council

    The Foundation Council oversees and reviews the Foundation in strategic and operational matters.
  • Franziska Finkbeiner
    Head of the Foundation Council of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Gregor Hintler
    Member of the Foundation Council of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Sagar Aryal
    Member of the Foundation Council of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation

    Org Chart

    Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors exercises overall responsibility for the policies, programs, and direction of Plant-for-the-Planet.
  • Dr. Thilo Pfletschinger
    Chairman of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Michael Durach
    Vice Chairman of the Board of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
  • Plant-for-the-Planet Worldwide

    The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation partners with organizations in Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Italy, and Brazil. There are project activities in many other countries.
  • michal-horacek

    Michal Horáček

    Chairman of the Plant-for-the-Planet Czech Republic Nadace
    Non-salaried
  • josep

    Dr. Josep Santacreu

    President of the Fundación Plant-for-the-Planet España
    Non-salaried
  • pirmin

    Pirmin Jung

    President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Stiftung Schweiz
    Non-salaried
  • mario

    Mario Trevisan

    President of the Associazione Plant-for-the-Planet Italia
    Non-salaried
  • Juliana Russar
    President of the Associação Plant-for-the-Planet Brazil
    Non-salaried
  • Restoration Team in Yucatán

    Dr. Raúl Negrete leads Plant-for-the-Planet A.C. (Mexico) and the Yucatán Restoration project. His team’s work is supervised and advised by a four-member "Restoration Supervision Expert Board". 120 people work as part of the project.
    Our team in Mexico
    Org Chart
    Annual Reports
  • Raúl Negrete

    President of Plant-for-the-Planet A.C., Mexico

    Non-Salaried
  • Scientific Advisors

    Moreover, the activities of the Foundation are guided by a Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Leland Werden
    Chief Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Prof. Dr. Tom Crowther
    Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Dr. Colin Averill
    Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Dr. Bonnie Waring
    Scientific Advisor
    Google Scholar
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Franz Josef Radermacher
    Scientific Advisor
    Research Gate
  • Educational Advisory Board

    The Educational Advisory Board is responsible for the evaluation, consultation and innovation of our educational work with children.
  • Evely Araripe
    Scientific Advisor
    LinkedIn
  • Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg
    Scientific Advisor
    LinkedIn
  • Tobias Feitkenhauer
    Scientific Advisor
    LinkedIn
  • Waldo Soto
    Scientific Advisor
    LinkedIn
  • Ombudsperson

    If a person does not feel comfortable submitting claim to respective line manager or general contact form, an independent ombudsperson can be contacted. Ulrich Martin Drescher assumes the role of independent ombudsperson for us. He receives reports and processes them to the best of his knowledge and belief. You can reach him by email: 

    Thank you very much in advance.