Environment Online- ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. Since the launch in 2000, over 10 0000 schools in 157 countries have joined ENO and made concrete deeds for the environment like planted trees. Two annual tree planting days in ENO take place on UN Days. The first one 22 May for biodiversity and 21 September for peace. ENO made a strong commitment in Rio+20 Summit about planting 100 million trees by 2017. This was highlighted also in the summary of commitments by Rio Secretariat. So far, schools have planted 18 million peace trees.
The first ENO Tree Planting Day was arranged 21 September 2004, on the International Day for Peace. It was the same year Wangari Maathai received Nobel Peace Prize for planting trees. Our next tree planting day will take place 21 Sep 2015, with focus on peace. ENO will also celebrate its 15 years of promoting sustainable development! Please join our activities!
Our Message For ENO Tree Planting Day 21 SEP
Our environment is important for us. Not only locally but also globally around the world.Today it's time to lay focus on the environment and peace. We do this special deed together with thousands of schools and youth groups around the world. We plant trees today with our friends in the North, South, East and West. The first trees are planted in Oceania. Then, following the Sun, trees will be planted in Asia, Europe and Africa. The last trees will be put to Earth on Hawaii.
Trees that we plant today are a part of big campaign by Environment Online – ENO, aiming to plant 100 million trees by 2017. We are doing our part and challenging others to follow.
This tree is a symbol for us. Firstly, it reminds us of nature and the importance of environmental protection. Secondly, it symbolizes our co-operation between school and people around the world. We support cultural diversity and tolerance. As today is an international day for peace we mark these trees as peace trees. We hope to grow together with our trees in the future and for the future. Peace is green!
PHOTOS 20 SEP 2013
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