On Friday 1 October (Scotland) and Friday 15 October (England) hundreds of schools will take part in ‘JUST ONE Tree Day’. This international non-uniform day encourages children to bring in £1 to plant a tree and help reforest the planet – a tree is planted for every £1 raised. Over 150,000 children from eight countries have taken part since launching the first JUST ONE Tree Day in Autumn 2019.
The day highlights to children and young people how their individual actions can make a difference in the fight against climate change and the biodiversity crises.
The day is the flagship event of JUST ONE Tree, a British not-for-profit dedicated to removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation.
JUST ONE Tree founder, Amanda Bronkhorst commented: “JUST ONE Tree Day has resulted in over 150,000 trees planted and I know that this year the ‘children’s forest’ can grow even bigger.”
The money raised is used to plant the ‘right trees in the right place’ – supporting reforestation projects in Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal and Zambia, including mangroves and kelp forests.