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Climate change is one of the most urgent and biggest problems. We all have to do our part to reduce the effect of climate change. A good way to tie carbon is to plant trees and forests! Schools and communities have planted trees with ENO since 2004.

Act Now and ENO Environment Online invite you, your school, group or community to participate in international tree planting event!

Since the launch in 2000, over 10000 schools in 157 countries have taken part and made concrete deeds for the environment. We have planted trees since 2004 around two annual days standing together with UN; for International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May and for International Day of Peace 21 September. And of course you can participate and plant at any day throughout the year depending on a suitable season for planting in your country.

The next tree planting day “Plant a tree for an Equitable and Sustainable World-with celebrity!” will be held on Tuesday 21 Sep 2021. We encourage you, your school, class or group to invite local celebrities to plant trees with you. Celebrity can be a sport or cultural person, a miss or mister, municipal influencer, local spokesperson… you name it! The group and students can think questions they would like to pose for the celebrity and make a reportage of fhe event.

Want to participate?
Find out more on ENO and read detailed instructions from here

Notice also the COVID-19 Optional activities if in your country or area the situation prevents organising group events.

Alternatively, you can (1) Before the event Click here to Register  (2) After the event Submit Your Action here
Join International Tree Planting Day Meet & Greet Online Event

Share your feelings and experiences, listen and ask questions from other speakers.

21 September 2021
Platform Zoom-By Invitation
Session 1-11:30 IST/09:00 EEST  
Session 2-17:30 IST/15:00 EEST  
Session 3-23:00 IST/20:30 EEST

On 21st September, we plant trees today in the North, South, East and West. The first trees are planted in Oceania. Then, following the Sun, trees will be planted in Asia, Europe and Africa. The last trees will be put to Earth on Hawaii and Cook Islands. Schools in over 100 countries are planting trees with us.

Tree Planting Pictures
from Across the World

Short history of ENO Tree Planting Days

ENO started in 2000, The first four years were with mainly online activities. As many schools had problems with Internet we needed some activities offline. Then the idea of tree planting arose in 2004. The international day for peace was chosen as the first ENO Tree Planting Day and since then, every year ENO schools plant trees for peace around 21 September.

On 21st of September 2004, ENO tree planting gathered 50 schools in 30 countries. Tree planting made ENO more popular and next year over 200 schools joined.  Afterwards, another ENO tree planting day was organised around 22 May, the international day for biological diversity. Until the end of 2020, ENO Tree Planting Day has been organised 29 times.

ENO made a commitment of planting 100 million trees by 2017 in Rio+20 Summit. Schools planted 30 million trees and countries made their own commitments. A forest project will take place 2019-2025 based on climate agreement by schools in 2019 ( an answer to Paris agreement).
Jamie Herrell, Miss Earth 2015
Nicole Faria, Miss Earth 2010
Tereza Fajksová, Miss Earth 2012
Catherine Untalan, Miss Earth Water 2006
Sobhita Dhulipala, Miss India Earth 2013
Hasleen Kaur, Miss India Earth 2011

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

And we must make peace with nature. Despite the travel restrictions and economic shutdowns, climate change is not on pause. What we need is a green and sustainable global economy that produces jobs, reduces emissions, and builds resilience to climate impacts.

The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.

We invite you to join our internatinal tree planting day.
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