When the Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai received an offer from a US company to plant 1 million trees, Wangari’s answer was unequivocal: “What we need is a billion trees.”
With these words, she launched the 2008 United Nations campaign. Four years later, the result was staggering: 12 billion trees planted.
We had the responsibility to organize the United Nations campaign in Spain, the European country most affected by climate change.
During the first few days of the campaign, the counter on our website registered only 384 trees planted. After four years of continuous efforts our counter showed more than 47 million trees planted, with more than 60,000 hectares—150,000 acres—of land restored.
OUR ACTION PLAN
We launched the Mediterranean Green Belt to protect nature by reforesting burned, desertified and degraded lands around the Mediterranean. It’s a concrete action with measurable results.
The Mediterranean has an important natural and cultural heritage, as the cradle of a civilization that has impacted the history of humanity. The Mediterranean offers its magnificent landscapes to millions of people who live there or who visit each year.
We invite you to participate in the Mediterranean Green Belt and answer the call of the United Nations.
Reforesting the lands of the Mediterranean is giving back to nature the role it has always played: maintaining the balance between man and planet.