One Tree Planted & IDEAS For Us Partner for 31 Projects across 10 Countries
Meaghan Weeden | June 10, 2022 | 3 min read
*all images from IDEAS for Us
Reforestation and Community Restoration Around the World
We're thrilled to continue our successful partnership with grassroots nonprofit IDEAS for Us by supporting 31 projects over the next several months. The projects are a combination of reforestation, tree planting, community garden installation, shoreline restoration, and pollinator garden establishment projects in 10 countries. The initiative kicked off on June 5th, World Environment Day, with events in Ghana, Nepal and Orlando, FL!
From IDEAS for Us Chief Branch Officer Kristin Anderson:
"IDEAS For Us is honored to be partnering with One Tree Planted in creating boots on the ground eco action projects internationally! These projects range from reforestation events to community garden installations and so many more that will work to inspire individuals while improving ecological and human health around the world. We are proud to be working with One Tree Planted to equip communities to implement long term climate solutions globally."
The World Environment Day Events:
Native Tree Planting in Orlando, Florida
23 volunteers gathered at the Johns Lake Preserve to plant 70 bay and cypress trees as part of an ongoing project under Orange County's Natural Resource Management. Johns Lake Preserve is popular public park, where many enjoy kayaking and fishing. Planting the trees here will improve the health of the ecosystem, which over time will allow for better fishing and other recreational activities.
The tree species were specifically selected for their ability to improve the water quality of Johns Lake, which is an essential component of the central Florida watershed. The trees will also improve the soil health and reduce erosion of the river, improving ecosystem stability.
Community Restoration in Ghana
100 volunteers planted 1,000 Ofram, Emire, Acacia and Teak trees at local schools, churches and hospitals in the community of Kenyasi, Ghana. The volunteers were educated on the importance of healthy trees and forests, and given opportunities to stay involved over time.
As the trees grow, they'll absorb carbon, reduce erosion, improve air quality, soil quality, and water quality, beautify the community, and more!
Planting Fruit Trees for local households In Nepal
30 volunteers distributed and planted 600 Lemon, Mango, Litchi, Papaya, Katus and Guava trees for 300 local households in two low income areas of Pokhara City. These households are severely economically stressed and malnourished, and will benefit greatly from the fruit trees. The wider community will benefit from a greener urban environment, nutritious food, pollution reduction, improved community health and wellness, and youth engagement.
The day began with a community Hive meeting that included a presentation from a local reforestation expert about the importance of planting fruit trees in residential areas. Then, volunteers worked with the local households to prepare and plant the trees.
In addition to community benefits, the trees planted will protect biodiversity, help conserve water resources, and improve climate stability.
About IDEAS for Us
IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations. IDEAS creates global environmental solutions through local action. Their mission is to develop ideas, fund action, and scale solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Their vision is to contribute to a future where humanity thrives in harmony with nature and in peace with one another. Learn more at ideasforus.org
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after forest fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.