Today is the 45th Earth Day or Mother Earth Day. Celebrate this special United Nations day by planting a tree. Donating £5 will plant 50 trees in Africa and help a local community.
During 2015, ITF will be planting 380,000 trees through their Sustainable Community Forestry programme in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and Cameroon. While in the UK, 120 elm trees will be planted in the Cuckmere Valley in Sussex and a further 2,000 trees will be planted in a country park in Somerset, on a community farm in Lancashire, in a community coppice in Cwmbran and at a primary school in Cheshire.
In February this year a team of volunteers (pictured) came together to plant trees at Ham Hill Country Park in Somerset to increase biodiversity in existing woodland. This project was supported by solid wood worktop specialist Worktop Express and by donating today you could support future UK projects.
Speaking about the importance of Earth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said,
“the big decisions that lie ahead are not just for world leaders and policy-makers. Today, on Mother Earth Day, I ask each one of us to be mindful of the impacts our choices have on this planet, and what those impacts will mean for future generations. “