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Aug 2009

Campaign: Seven billion trees for the Earth

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign. Under the name 'Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign', people, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide each year. The first year succeeded in even reaching the 2-billion mark!

In a call to further individual and collective action, UNEP has set a new goal of planting 7 billion trees by the end of 2009 – one for every human on the planet.

The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.

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