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Update posted by Radek Oborny On May 13, 2019

Dear friends, sponsors and followers

It has been a while since our last update. The spring has arrived and the trees planted in the winter in Gontrode have started budding and growing. According to Pascal from BOS+ all the trees survived the planting and will very likely develop into a full blown forest!

We're also glad that the idea of the Trainees Forest has been taken up by the new batch of trainees.

You can support their project here! https://gogetfunding.com/eu-tree-planting/

In less than two weeks, the elections to the European Parliament are here. Don't forget to cast your vote and consider, what your party DID, DOES and WILL DO for the protection of our environment and climate.

#THISTIMEIMVOTING #KEEPPLANTING


Your sincere tree-lovers,

Stefanie, Simon and Radek.

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Update posted by Radek Oborny On Feb 21, 2019

Dear EC Trainees Forest supporters and followers.

So we made it! More than EUR 7000 donated to BOS+ for planting a part of a forest close to Gontrode and Gavere ( more than 800 trees) and part for the protection of a tropical rain forest in Ecuador (more info coming). Last Sunday, we placed the symbolic labels with names of our sponsors and a wooden sign to mark the first location of the #traineesforest. Big thanks to all our backers, planters and labellers! You're great!

The October 2018 fundraising campaign is over and we hope you stay in touch with the following EC Trainees Forest campaings, by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pg/ectraineesforest/ and becoming a fan! This year's session has been great and if this is the start, then we can't wait to see the following parts of the race against the climate change. Although planting forests alone cannot save our planet, it's still the best CO2 removing technology available. Now we have to stop pumping it in the atmosphere at such alarming rates.

We will keep posting updates here, but for now, enjoy the apocalyptically warm and sunny February, go by bicycle instead of a car and KEEP PLANTING!

Your tree-lovers,

Stefanie, Simon and Radek, the October 2018 EC trainees.

PS: If you're interested, or know of someone who might be interested in doing a 5-month internship at the European Commission, share with them https://ec.europa.eu/stages/ it's an eye opening experience.

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Update posted by Radek Oborny On Jan 25, 2019

Dear sponsors and followers of the EC Trainees Forest. Your contributions to the October 18 session amounted to net EUR 7015, after deduction of the transaction and platform fees.

Our partner BOS+ was overwhelmed by this support as were we. In order to get the biggest impact from all the funds we collected, we asked BOS+ for advice on how to use it. With this amount of money, we will be able to plant a tree in Belgium, for every backer and receiver of a tree as a present. - That is about 800 individual trees but only about a half of our funds! The second half of the funds will be donated to BOS+ Tropen, as their co-financing partnership that is responsible for re-foresting parts of Ecuador needs more money to support the rainforests. We are glad that this year’s campaign will lead to plantings happening locally, but also in distant lands.

On Sunday, the 20th of January, we took part in an event organized by BOS+ called the "Klimaatbos" and together with 250 other volunteers planted more than 2500 trees. Had the ground not been so frozen, it would have reached the initially planned 3000 trees! Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the scale of the event, and more are coming also on our Facebook page !

Share your thoughts, write us a message, but first and foremost, Keep planting!

Yours EC Trainees Forest!

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Update posted by Radek Oborny On Dec 31, 2018

Dear sponsors and followers,

You donated more than 7k! It's a great START and 31.12.2018 shall not be a STOP. The environment needs financial support in the tough and challenging times of climate change. Our fundraiser shall go on and be taken over by the next batch of Blue Book Trainees!

You've done a good deed! Take a new year's resolution to double that deed and get more friends to join.


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Update posted by Radek Oborny On Dec 20, 2018

Hi Trainees Forest followers!

Thanks to you, we raised more than €6000 so far! Although it's a formidable achievement, it's just a drop in the sea. Keep spreading the message and follow us and our regular video updates - like the interview with BOS+! We're also interested in seeing your folded certificates ! Shoot and share #traineesforest.


Simon & Stefanie & Radek

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Update posted by Radek Oborny On Dec 20, 2018

Hi Trainees Forest followers!

Thanks to you, we raised more than €6000 so far! Although it's a formidable achievement, it's just a drop in the sea. Keep spreading the message and follow us and our regular video updates - like the interview with BOS+! We're also interested in seeing your folded certificates ! Shoot and share #traineesforest.

Simon & Stefanie & Radek


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