Partners for the Planet has had almost one million trees planted for its 3×3 Campaign: 3 million trees planted by 3 million kids to fight global warming. Together kids around the world are putting trees to work to change the course of global warming.
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7,523 New 3×3 Campaign Trees!
In Romania, a group of 10 youngsters planted acacia trees in the city of Caransebes. The group, OSPD was delighted to add another 5,000 trees to the 3×3 Campaign. However, they’re not the only group in Romania planting trees, in addition to the trees already planted in Romania, Logo Juniors added an additional 20. Bringing the country’s total to 5,030 trees!
Over in Virginia, Reagan Richardson branched out when she planted a Sioux Crape Myrtle in her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. The idea that “many trees are being cut down and replaced by buildings,” got Reagan thinking, “what will absorb the carbon dioxide near the buildings?” For Reagan the solution was simple, plant a tree! This would not only contribute to solving the problem, but would also bring added beauty for the community. So, with the help of her parents and the Chairman of the Beautification Committee a new tree stands tall greeting the community with pride.
On the same day in Kisii, Kenya, Wide Rescue Initiative (WIRIO) is certainly the 3×3 Campaign’s most active partner. Most recently 120 youth, in Kisii, Kenya, planted and registered an additional 2,500 trees.
Back in California, when Kristi Richardson, from South Carolina, contacted us she was extremely excited to donate a tree, on behalf of the organization One Love, for kids to plant in California. Adamant about selecting a school where a historic Baby Marcie tree would thrive, Kristi sought our advice on where to make the donation from the American Forest’s Historic Tree Nursery. Enter Gabriel Uribe, Site Based Operations Manager at Santa Rosa Charter Academy, who was ecstatic to accept the tree donation from One Love.
“We’ve had the kids plant trees in the past to help foster an appreciation for the environment. This was a great chance to do it again and for the students to give back to their school and the community – they really enjoy that aspect of planting trees.” Unlike past tree plantings at Santa Rosa Charter Academy, only a handful of students participated. Of the experience one student Ashley Morales noted, “It will be cool to see it grow!” A total of 8 youth participated in the planting. Both the kids and Gabriel cannot wait to plant more trees.
Just south of California, El Segundo shares a rich partnership with it’s Sister City in Guaymas, Mexico. On a recent trip, Sandy Jacobs visited with children while they planted a new tree, brining their total to than 14 trees planted since 2008!
Plantings in Maryland
“I heard about the 3×3 Campaign from another Girl Scout leader, who heard about it from a friend at church.” That’s how Girl Scout Troop 2499′s leader found out about the 3×3 Campaign. Troop 2499 registered the first 3×3 Campaign trees in Maryland, and they’re very excited about it. The troop registered two trees to the campaign. Ralph, a Serviceberry, was planted as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project that included a Native Plant garden and mosaic walkway featuring the Fruit of the Spirit. Several of the church’s groups pitched in to help complete the project. Ralph now provides shade over a mosaic icon made by the youth group and is also a component of the garden.
Six members of the troop also planted Erma, a River Birch, as part of a Girl Scout Journey project. The “Breathe” journey project teaches about air quality issues and this was the perfect way to help improve the air quality. The tree was planted near a native plant rain garden at the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center at Camp Illchester. The Garden will be used to help teach others about the benefits of rain gardens and of native plant gardens.
Spreading the word and inspiring other youth to act is what the 3×3 Campaign is all about. Have you told anyone about the 3×3 Campaign lately? Remember tackling large environmental issues, such as global warming, alone can feel like putting out a forest fire with a squirt gun. How did you here about the campaign? Send an email to Marcie the Marvelous Tree, email@example.com, she is anxious to hear from you! Learn more about other exciting 3×3 Campaign news below.
Young Leader Receives Funding for Nursery
June 10, 2011 — Some of you may remember our friend Tanyu Goddin Lorater, a determined youth leader in Cameroon who received recognition from his local Mayor for his participation in the 10.10.10 Campaign. Building on that relationship, Tanyu was able to gain support from Mayor Mangoh Jones Tankoto start a nursery of 10,000 seedlings. With the support and financial assistance of local leaders the Youth Development Organization did just that. Tanyu spent his vacation preparing the nursery with the help of friends. Soon these seedlings will be planted and counted as part of the 3×3 Campaign. Have you planted a seedling, sapling or tree recently. Don’t forget to register it to the 3×3 Campaign!
Youth Receives Recognition for Participation in 3×3 Camapign
October 11, 2010, Nkambe, Cameroon – Tanyu Goddin Lorater recieved recognition from Mayor Mangoh Jones Tanko for his participation in the 3×3 Campaign. On October 10, 2010 Tanyu planted a grove of five trees in the Donga Mantung Division of the Northwest Region of Nkambe. With the support of the Mayor and President of Youth Development Organization, Kengong Johnson, Tanyu helped to inspire other youth locally and globally to pick up their shovels and join the fight against climate change.
When congratulating Tanyu for his efforts, the Mayor spoke to the negative impact of deforestation in his municipality, encouraging other young people in the area to plant trees. He also expressed his gratitude to TREE MUSKETEERS and Youth Development Organization for engaging youth as leaders in the environmental movement, empowering kids to plant and care for trees.
10 Kids, 10 Trees, 10 Countries
October 10, 2010 – Julian Poyourow, Youth Director, had a thought: wouldn’t it be cool to do something on October 10, 2010, or 10.10.10, to bring awareness to global warming. What came from that idea was the 10.10.10 Project, a part of the Partners for the Planet 3×3 Campaign run by TREE MUSKETEERS.
The 3×3 Campaign aims to have 3 million trees planted by 3 million kids to fight global warming. On 10.10.10, 10 kids from 10 countries planted 10 trees in support of the movement. “Today’s environmental concerns,” explains Timothy Krupa, “can be overwhelming and bewildering for anyone who wants to make a difference. Something as simple as planting a tree raises awareness of climate change and contributes to the solution. Being part of the 10.10.10 project was an experience I will never forget. So youth, let’s roll up our sleeves and dig in!”
Other kids who rolled up their sleeves include, Rigo Rigura who planted a mango tree in his backyard in the Philippines, in North America Timothy Krupa planted a cedar tree in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and in Nakambe, Cameroon, Africa Tanyu Goddin Lorten planted a mahogany. Other kids who committed to planting a tree on 10.10.10 include Sarah Duesing from Chicago, Illinois, United States; Luciana Salvatierra from San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina; Emmanuel Mwita from Kisii, Kenya; Francisco Ulises Camacho Sanchez from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico; a student from Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea; Makayla McDonald from Australia and a student from Gradinita CU PP NR. 13 in Focsani, Vrancea, Romania. In seeing the project come to fruition Julian expressed, “It is great to see people come together to help the environment from all over the world.”