Biodiversity and landscape

The Great Tree Planting

The idea of the Great Tree Planting arose from new research showing that planting trees is the single most effective thing we can do to save the planet from climate crisis.Ethiopia, which had 35% forestation in the 1980s and now has 4% forestation, recently mobilised 20m people, a quarter of its population, to plant an estimated 200m trees.


Wouldn't it be amazing if we mobilised the 7500 staff and 70,000 students here at University of Sydney and organised a Great Tree Planting Day? I'm in touch with Landcare to see if we can partner up and make this a reality.


Idea No. 54