With the aim to plant 5000 trees over a period of three weeks, Trees for Zambia is perhaps the most dynamic community-based reforestation project ever to take root in the country.
Greenpop is a social business that believes greening and sustainable living can be fun, popular and accessible for all. They believe in inspiring a greener, more conscious, inclusive movement and do this through tree planting projects, green events, education, social media, voluntourism and activating people to start doing.
Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a three week tree planting event and was followed by an on-going campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources. Trees for Zambia is a holistic awareness campaign based on getting people active about making sustainable changes.
Trees for Zambia 2013 will be the second Action Event hosted in Livingstone to boost the project and plant over 5000 trees in schools, on subsistence farms and reforestation sites. They will host educational workshops for school children, subsistence farmers and volunteers. In July last year the initial project planted more than 4000 trees in and around Livingstone and a full time staff member has been appointed to monitor the trees and continue the education.
This action will take place from the 7th – 28th July 2013 where the main aim will be to plant trees and make solar cookers at local schools and in the National Parks as well as educating children about conserving their natural environment, connect with other like-minded local and international volunteers, experience the magic of Livingstone, and attend workshops and lectures on the current issues.
Events like this are not possible without meaningful partnerships with a variety of people and companies. You can contribute to the project by gifting a tree, or lots of trees. Every tree counts!
Be part of this exciting reforestation and eco-education action event at the stunning Victoria Falls.
For more information go to www.greenpop.org
Date: 29 April 2013