Primary school children in Mayo are being urged to sign up to support a nationwide campaign that’s aiming to plant tens of thousands of trees in a single day, to combat climate change.
Schools that support the initiative will receive a native Irish tree sapling per classroom, and get the chance to support communities across sub-Saharan Africa, who are seeking to plant 100,000 trees in December and early next Spring, as a part of the initiative.
The schools tree planting is part of development organisation Self Help Africa’s ‘One Million Trees’ campaign, which is planting a million trees in Africa and 100,000 new native trees in Ireland, each year.
The campaign is being backed by the INTO and the sports stars members of the GPA.
Age appropriate lesson plans and other resources are being provided to support primary teachers to carry out tree focussed activities in their classrooms on the same day, while participating schools are encouraged to make donations, large or small to the campaign – with every €2 raised by class groups being sponsoring 10 new tree seedlings in Africa.
To read more about the upcoming ‘One Million Trees Schools Campaign,’ visit: selfhelpafrica.org/onemilliontrees.