Our friend from Global Tree Initiative UK, Paul Wielgus, shares a beautiful story with us. He tells us how he came to be involved with Global Tree Initiative and about his latest tree-planting activity, involving a “diverse bunch of willing people”.
In late January 2023, the team got together again and transformed an unmanaged plot into what soon will become a 2,000 sqm forest.
With the help of Jussa, our Zimbabwean coordinator, a tree was planted and dedicated to each of the translator assistants! The trees were planted by pupils of the Mutanda Primary school, as part of the #CatchThemYoung campaign of Manica Youth Assembly (MAYA).
Our friends in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue with their tree-planting efforts. Ushindi Kashali, who leads a local group called ASOSOasbl, tells us about his motivation to plant trees.
Thank you, Dom, for sharing your story and for offering us the opportunity to reflect on the value of trees, and our own relation to nature. We appreciate learning from you, and congratulations on welcoming baby Gael to your family!
Rowena Field, one of our UK coordinators, tells us an inspiring story of how a local community worked together to find a home for a tree.
The Kadampa Stupa is being built at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and the project is led by Ven. Gyalten Dondrup, the Director at Atisha Centre.
After planting, Maja experienced a “really nice feeling. A feeling like the trees belong there.” The trees were dedicated to their family, their extended family, and their descendants.
On November 30, the Municipality of Loures, Portugal, received 35 young trees, as a symbolic celebration of the Portuguese Native Forest Day (November 23).
Thanks to this new dedication from Manuel and his friends, our global tree-planting map has tree-planting reports from 60 different countries!
Meet Imam Maiyaki, our tree planting friend from Nigeria! Imam is a writer, a researcher, a passionate tree-planter, and also the founder of Farmtastic Farms!
Carmo is determined to reforest her humble piece of Portuguese land, and she dedicates all her efforts to the success of JMJ Lisboa 2023.
Francois heard about the GTI, he has planted numerous trees in Jeffreys Bay, a coastal surfing town in South Africa.
To date, they have planted more than 450,00 trees! These trees were dedicated to the chimps in the region who have no home, and are struggling to survive.
Matheus tells us that he, “Dedicates these trees to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long life and so that all people who are sick can be freed from their suffering.
Diana has offered a Bodhi tree to her Sanskrit teacher from Russia, as a celebration of his birthday.
Our dear friend Belinda Hui, tells us about the tree–planting activity happening on her beautiful island.
“Over the last few years, I felt that we need to protect nature from all the man-made issues. This also means that we can save ourselves from the climate change crisis we are facing.”
Löic and Isabelle have been kind donors to the GTI since the very beginning. Now, they are, also, planting and dedicating trees – together!
Mrs. Taralekar tells us that the Rotary Club Sunrise and NGO Gawali Pratisthan joined forces to plant 100 trees at the Zila Parishad School in Mumbai, India.