This week’s Success Story shares a hopeful message from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Lazare Doulcom, our contact person in Burkina Faso, says that the government initiated a tree-planting project, led by the Ministry of Environment.
This week, we are happy to bring you the heartfelt story of hope from Tanzania, shared by Charles Mafaru.
Approximately 45 Rotary Club Ahmedabad Metro members, their spouses, and children got together, and planted a total of 35 trees!
On July 6, on the birthday of the Dalai Lama, one Ginkgo tree was planted at Maitreya Institute in Loenen, the Netherlands.
Ven. Deiki, a school teacher and resident at Root Institute, tells us that “Hans helped to arrange the tree-planting. After the first day of planting with the teachers, Hans went to the market to buy more trees. He also donated some seeds to the school children to plant.”
Inessa Slavski, our Ukrainian regional coordinator, tells us about a tree that was planted by her Ukrainian community.
“It is exciting, and it feels good to know that we will have so much fruit to eat and share. I love trees, and I love fruit!”
Apart from restoring the mills, other restoration activities included forest preservation through the planting of native trees and bushes and the protection of wildlife through, for example, the creation of temporary ponds.
Reuben Richard, the leader of the TASECO group, tells us about the inspiring work of his community.
Sandhya Chaugule, the founder of HIRWAI and our tree-planting partner in India, tells us about a tree she recently planted.
The Tibetan Community in Britain (TCB)’s Board Members for the year 2020-2022 have initiated a Tree-Planting Project in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commitment to the global environment.
Lisbon’s Psychiatric Center has accepted the Global Tree-Planting Challenge, and dedicated 10 olive trees to World Youth Day (WYD) Lisbon 2023.
These trees were planted by two different groups. Still, they tell a similar story – the tree planters gathered to spend time together in Nature and work for a “more sustainable and greener world”.
Naomi Weissler, our kind donor and tree-planting friend from the UK, tells us about an olive tree that was planted for her birthday.
A total of 30 trees were planted by students (3rd and 4th year, Faculty of Technology) of CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, including members of Indian Plumbing Association Student Chapter.
A group from South Korea planted and dedicated 15 trees earlier this month. This was the first report coming from South Korea, making it the 65th country on our map!
In 2022, Beth Pearsall, one of our New Zealand regional coordinators, organized a tree-planting project at the Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity.
Our tree-planting community at the Atisha Buddhist Centre, Australia, inspires us (again) with their recent planting activity! Mark and Jill, our Australian coordinators, told us that 10 Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa), which grows to about 2.5 metres height, were planted around the area of the Kadampa Stupa.
They planted a tree in their garden, and dedicated the tree to puppy Shiva. Now, they can watch both the tree and puppy Shiva grow up together!