Campaign to plant 14 million trees
Humana People to People campaign to plant 14 million trees. Members of Humana People to People have decided to make tree planting an important part of their contribution to mitigate climate change. Trees absorb CO2 while they grow. Planting trees help to reduce the rate of CO2 in the air and through that support a stabilization of the climate. Trees also have other good influences as they can improve soil quality with humus from the leaves that are shed, protect the soil from drying out, create shade, and provide fruit, firewood and building materials for human consumption. Trees also reduce erosion, protecting the soil from being washed away and binding soil to sloping land with their roots. 14 members of Humana People to People will each plant 1 million trees. The campaign to plant the trees started in September 2013 and will continue until the 14 million trees have been planted. The trees will be planted around the schools that the members run, in Farmers’ Clubs and Child Aid projects. People in the projects will be involved, make nurseries, tend the seedlings and plant the trees in their households or in community woodlots, making sure that each tree has an owner making it survive after planting it out.