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.
GIFT CERTIFICATES SENT UNTIL FRIDAY 21st 12:00.
Dear backer. As we're still sending our certificates manually, we cannot guarantee that you'll receive yours before the Christmas Eve (24th) since we're off to vacations to our respective countries this weekend. Thank you for understanding.
Will Mr. Juncker support our project? Let him know!
Meeting with BOS+ and talking about their work and how the EC Trainees Forest can contribute.
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We moved our goal to a more ambitious 10 000 Euros. Are you gonna help us get there?
Let's re-forest the bare Belgian land. We are a group of trainees at the European Commission and that is a target we set out for ourselves. Nature based solutions are proven by millions of years and are going to help us get over the crisis of climate change. By reforesting our land we're going to improve the local and global climate. It's a small step, but one in the right direction.
We partnered with an organization BOS+ based in Flanders, and we want to support their efforts to re-forest former agricultural land. The trees of choice are poplars as the dominant species accompanied by hazels and lindens. The location is Flemish Ardennes (Vlaamse Ardennen) , a hilly area about 50km west of Brussels.
What do you do?
- Choose your donation (same as or higher than the reward)
- Pick your reward
- Leave us a message with your name or more names if you get more trees or name which should be placed on the tree. Write also anything else you would like to tell us.
- Pay for your order (credit card or Pay Pal) - (we receive about 92% of the funds due to transaction costs)
- SHARE your donation and spread the message! More trees = more CO2 fixed = you actually help stop global warming!
- Join us at the planting activity! (Arrangement needed!)
What is the action plan?
- You - sponsor and adopt a tree.
- The tree, about 2-3 year old seedling, 70-100cm in size will be tagged with a badge in your name.
- The tree will be planted at a location in the area of Flemish Ardennes, the precise spot will be determined based on the total number of trees we sponsor.
- We will let you know where the forest is located asap.
- We will go and plant a part of the forest and BOS + will take care of the remaining trees.
- We will take a picture of the forest when the spring comes!
- You can enjoy the peace of mind that a tree is working hard to absorb the CO2 you as a human produce and that you gave it a chance of grow.
Why do we do it?
- Climate change is real and we don't have time to talk and worry about it. We want to ACT NOW!
- Poplars are "pioneering" species, which means they are great to start a forest and grow fast. In 30 years, they absorb about 2.5 tons of CO2. The forest will be about 30 % poplar and 70% other tree species.
- We want to improve biodiversity and forest cover in Flanders, one of the least forested regions of Europe.