Dr. Jane Goodall’s goal is to plant 5 million trees in 2020
5 Million Trees will be planted this year by Jane Goodall
A primatologist and founder of The Jane Goodall Institute, Dr. Jane Goodall, will be planting 5 million trees this year. She has partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to either replant or restore trees to help the group with their 1 Trillion Trees Campaign. She knows that every single person has power in doing their part to help the world be a better place.
She will use her Roots & Shoots program to encourage young people to commit to planting over 5 million new trees
According to Dr. Goodall's statement posted in Jane Goodall Institute site, 1 Trillion Trees offers innovative technologies which will serve to connect tens of thousands of small and large groups around the world that are engaged in tree planting and forest restoration. Through her Roots & Shoots program, which empowers young people in 60 counties, they have committed to planting over 5 million new trees over the coming year.
Global reforestation binds at least a quarter of the annual man-made CO2 emissions.
Deforestation is an enormous problem in the world today. Much of the land was taken because of the growing demand for resources, whether they are made using the trees (think wood, paper products, palm oil, etc.) or to clear land for agriculture.
If we lose the forests and trees, we'll lose food and shelter, not only the people but all sorts of wildlife. We will not have clean air to breathe in.
Throughout the years, the Jane Goodall Institute has spearheaded programs that have promoted conservation around the world
Dr. Goodall is known for her work with chimpanzees, but recently, she refocused her work on the environment. She founded the Roots & Shoots program, which aims young people to help implement changes in their community.
During a recent speech, she encourages everyone to take part in taking care of our environment. According to her, it’s not enough to wave placards; we must take action. No matter how small your action is, it will still make a big difference, and an even bigger one if you encourage more people to do it with you.
“I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”
- Andrea Koehle Jones