Reforestation Africa Aboakyer Festival


May 09, 2017

We were on the field again!!

This time in Winneba, Ghana where One Tree Planted helped fund the planting of 500 trees with our reforestation partner, Memory Tree Initiative, for the Aboakyer Festival on May 2nd.

Here's what Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, the National Coordinator of Memory Tree Initiative, had to say about it:

"The trees were planted in the Central region of Ghana. We are totally committed to this cause and with your support we will help combat global warming by planting tree after tree after tree."


The Aboakyer Festival is a celebration that commemorates the migration of people from the ancient Western Sudan Empire, as well as the tradition of hunting in the culture. It is celebrated annually, and is a major event in Ghana. 

In this culture, as in many others around the world, there is a close relationship between the forest, wildlife, and humanity. It is deeply understood that we are part of an interconnected system, and hence all depend upon the forest to thrive. But the forest has been depleted in recent decades, which has impacted wildlife and hunting.

Planting new trees is an empowering way for local communities to come together, honor nature, and replenish the forest for future generations. 

It was an incredible day with dozens of volunteers planting hundreds of trees. 


Thanks to all of our incredible donors and partners!

Many more trees need to be planted around the world. Want to help? Plant with us!


Wendy Rubiano

Chief Tree Planting Officer


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in News

How to Do Something Positive for Our Awesome Planet
How to Do Something Positive for Our Awesome Planet

August 07, 2017

We recently passed Earth Overshoot Day, which means the next 5 months are using resources Earth cannot replenish. It's gloomy news, but don't tune out! Don't turn away in despair. Our planet is amazing and we needs all hands on deck to help move in the direction of sustainability. We can do it, here are 7 ways to take positive action.

Read More

One Tree Planted Partners with House of Marley to Plant 75K Trees
One Tree Planted Partners with House of Marley to Plant 75K Trees

August 03, 2017

We're thrilled to announced our partnership with House of Marley - makers of sustainably sourced speakers, headphones, and other audio products - to plant 75K trees by next year. 

This partnership will not only make a huge positive impact for the environment, it shows just how powerful businesses can be when their practices are aligned with the core values of respect for nature. 

Read More

Reforestation Recap: Planting Trees In the Rainforest
Reforestation Recap: Planting Trees In the Rainforest

July 27, 2017

We recently planted 784 trees in the rainforest in Costa Rica! It was a muddy, slippery day that left us all dirty but we're proud to have had a productive day planting a variety of tree species that will no only help re-establish a thriving ecosystem, but will also provide a home for the region's biodiverse wildlife.

Read More