Primary and secondary schools can still sign up for the fourth international ‘JUST ONE Tree Day’ which is taking place on Friday 30 September (Scotland) and Friday 14 October (rest of the home nations).
The non-uniform day encourages children to bring in £1 to plant a tree. Over 200,000 children from 11 countries have joined together since JUST ONE Tree Day first launched in 2019.
The day highlights how individual actions can make a difference in the fight against climate change and the biodiversity crises. The event is run by JUST ONE Tree, a British not-for-profit dedicated to removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation.
Many children today struggle with climate anxiety, caused by the reality of our climate crisis. But JUST ONE Tree Day tells them that we can all make a difference with a simple action – JUST ONE Tree founder, Amanda Bronkhorst
As part of their fundraising activities, children learn about photosynthesis, the benefits of trees for both people and wildlife and the vital role they play in reducing the impacts of climate change.
JUST ONE Tree founder, Amanda Bronkhorst, said: “Many children today struggle with climate anxiety, caused by the reality of our climate crisis. But JUST ONE Tree Day tells them that we can all make a difference with a simple action. It’s important to involve our young, helping them tackle their worries of today while setting them up for a sustainable lifestyle that aids their future.”
The money raised is used to plant the ‘right trees in the right place’ – supporting reforestation projects in Brazil, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal and Zambia, including mangrove forests and also kelp regeneration in the seas off the Philippines and Australia.
Schools can sign up here.
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