2,393,685 Trees and Growing!
At the half way mark of 2007, Scouts and Guides around the world have already pledged to plant 2,393,685 trees through the UNEP Billion Trees campaign. Scouts have been very active in planting trees to help to provide habitat for wildlife, improve the environment of their local communities, enhance water quality and to store carbon to reduce the effects of climate change.
The Billion Trees Campaign creates an opportunity to demonstrate around the world one of the ways in which Scouting plays an active part in caring for the environment (one of the Scout laws). Scouts can log on to the website and pledge the number of trees they will plant, and then confirm this pledge once they have planted the trees.
Please ensure you have included the word 'Scouts' in your pledge so that it is possible to see how many trees the Movement has collectively planted throughout the world. World Scouting would be pleased to receive photos showing the planting of trees. Email
Planting trees can have many positive impacts on the environment including providing food and habitat for wildlife, cleaning the air, reducing soil erosion, helping to purify water, storing carbon and helping to reduce global warming and improving the general appearance of the landscape.
How many trees will you plant? Remember, every tree counts! To register your tree planting efforts go to: www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign