World Environment Day by our global community!

In celebration of World Environment Day (June 5), we are happy to share the collective efforts of our global community.


Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ushindi Kashali in the DRC tells us “We planted 40 fruit trees to commemorate World Environment Day.” Great work, Ushindi! Follow his Facebook page to see more of his work.

Happy about their trees in the DRC


Jeremy Adeba, our regional coordinator in the DRC, was also part of a tree-planting activity in celebration of World Environment Day. Jeremy gathered his community to plant more than 100 trees to celebrate this special day.

Happy tree-planters in the DRC


Dharmendra Kar led the MySchoolMyTree Initiative at SDM School, Mangalore. 500 students joined and took a pledge to #PlantGrowSave a tree by taking #IndividualSocialResponsibility. Check out his website, WAY2ISR, and follow his Facebook page for more details!

Dharmendra (left) at SDM school


Ms. Sandhya Chaugule and her team made a special tree planting for the birthday of Priya Nilkant. Sandhya is the founder and trustee of Hirwai, and you can read more about her inspiring work, here.

Sandhya (center) after planting the tree for Priya.


One of our environmental heroes, the Dalai Lama, also shared a message on World Environment Day: “When I left Tibet as a refugee I had no awareness about environmental issues. In Tibet we could drink any water we saw. It was only in exile that I first heard people say, ‘Oh, this water is polluted – you should not drink it.’ As I gradually met with environmental activists and scientists, I came to realize this is a very, very important issue—it’s a question of our own survival. Many of the earth’s habitats, animals, plants, insects, and even micro-organisms that we know as rare may not be known at all by future generations. We must act to protect the environment before it is too late.”

Thank you for the encouragement and wise words!

The Dalai Lama in Italy, sharing seeds with children


Our global director, Mr. Hans Timpner, is in India at the moment. He said that “World Environment Day caught up with me in Manali in India. I was pleasantly surprised to see the local school children participating in a march to raise awareness of global warming, plastic waste, and yes, the importance of planting trees as well! Good to see the Himalayan folks being active too.”

A picture taken by Hans in Manali



Imam Maiyaki, our Nigerian coordinator, tells us that “As a way of celebrating World Environment Day, we planted 20 Yellow Doranda trees at a community neighborhood in Malali Kaduna state, Nigeria.” You can learn more about Imam’s work through his website, Farmtastic Farms.

A photo shared by Imam



Lisbon’s Psychiatric Hospital shares: The Geriatric Psychiatry Service of the Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa planted 10 olive trees to mark the way from the entrance of the Hospital to the Service. He dedicated the trees to World Youth Day 2023.

The planted trees were dedicated to Would Youth Day Lisbon 2023.



Jussa Kudherezera from Zimbabwe tells us that on this day, the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world by conducting a clean-up activity. Several women and Gender Champions turned up, and pledged to beat plastic pollution in their wards!

Check out Jussa’s project, Manica Youth Assembly, for more details, and visit his Facebook page.

Zimbabwean ladies picking up trash



A very big thank you to our global community for taking care of our only home, planet earth. We appreciate your hard work and efforts!

If you are inspired by the actions of our global community, let us know by dropping a comment below. You can also let us know what you did for World Environment Day, and inspire others to do the same!


Please share this. Thank you!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More News

Welcome to the team, Georges!

Welcome to your new role. We are delighted to have you on board Georges!

Food security and tree planting in Idjwi, DRC

Climate change affects millions of people every day. Some choose to leave their countries, while others decide to stay and make the most out of the difficult conditions of their environment. This is the case with FFF Idjwi and Ushindi.

Celebrate Earth Day with us!

On this Earth Day, three GTI team members came together to write this article in honour of the amazing planet we get to call home.

Congratulations, Beth! And thank you for joining us!

Beth is our South Island Global Tree Initiative (GTI) New Zealand coordinator and has been helping us around the Coromandel area. She has kindly taken the role of fundraising specialist for GTI.

International Day of Forests – Recording now available!

We counted on the insightful participation of 3 different speakers and all those who presented questions and contributed to the discussion. The recording is now available!

A warm welcome to Bengu, our new project coordinator!

Welcome to your new role, Bengu! We are very happy and thankful to have you here, and we are looking forward to a lot of exciting developments with you!

JOIN US this International Day of Forests!

We are coming together next March 21! Register below! In an online event, we will hear from three speakers who have been, in their own ways, dedicating their energy and time to reforesting different parts of our planet.

Global Tree Initiative’s community helps protect the rainforest in Australia

Here is a final update on the fundraiser conducted by Global Tree Initiative (GTI) Australia’s community.
Mark shares, “Our small donation will save about 60 mature and semi-plants as a forest habitat.”

Welcome to our new partner, Devrai

We are excited and honored to announce our new Global Tree Initiative (GTI) partner; Devrai from India!

An interfaith community based on harmony and mutual respect

“All religions offer help to humanity. Especially when facing difficult situations, all religions offer hope. Therefore, we must respect all religions.”

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our newsletter. Stay tuned to all our news. There is more to come.

You have Successfully Subscribed!