09 Nov '11, 5am

UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Reaches 12 Billion Milestone - #treeplanting #iyf #forests

UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Reaches 12 Billion Milestone - #treeplanting #iyf #forests

UNEP Billion Tree Campaign Reaches 12 Billion Milestone 11/8/2011 | Français &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Schoolchildren taking part in a Billion Tree Campaign activity in Oman last month. Nairobi, 8 November 2011 - More than 12 billion trees have now been planted in 193 countries under the Billion Tree Campaign, organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Further Resources UNEP Billion Tree Campaign UN International Year of Forests 2011 The 12 billion landmark was reached earlier this month following a tree planting campaign carried out in Kenya by the Green Africa Foundation.One of thousands of individuals and organisations to have participated in the Billion Tree Campaign since its inception in 2007, the Green Africa Foundation plants trees in villages and schools in Eastern Kenya. To date, the foundation has planted over 24 million trees. Inspired by the work of t...

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