Plant-for-the-Planet is a global children and youth initiative with an ambitious goal: to fight the climate crisis by planting trees and empowering children around the world.
It all started with a school presentation in 2007. Inspired by Wangari Maathai, who planted 30 million trees in Africa in 30 years, Felix formulated his vision: Children could plant one million trees in every country on earth and thereby offset CO2 emissions all on their own, while adults are still talking about doing it.
In 2011 UNEP handed over the Billion Tree Campaign to the children and youth of Plant-for-the-Planet. They then decided to adapt their goals and call for 1,000 billion trees to be planted by 2020 and empower 1 million children to fight for their future.
The additional 1,000 billion trees will bind a quarter of manmade CO2 emissions. If every person on earth plants 150 trees, the number can be reached easily. Support the children and youth in their fight for their future at www.plant-for-the-planet.org and pledge or donate your trees there.