US$12,268raised of $100,000.00 goal goal
”The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open” Dixon Bahandagira.
Climate change is something you can no longer deny or hide from. It is not an isolated problem for Africa, Arctic or Europe. Climate change will sertainly affect all humans from now on, and it is up to all of us to reduce the effects. But when financial resourses and leadership is virtually non-existent, the impact from natural disasters becomes extremely severe. As my friend Dixon Bahandagira experienced reccuring and increasingly severe floods in Uganda, he decided in 2019 to become an activist. He is now a coordinator for both Greenpeace Africa and Fridays For Future Uganda, a mission that sometimes can be dangerous. For exampel the activists organize strikes and trips to protect the existing forests.
But Dixon is a true visionary who refuse to be silent. He really wants to make a difference for the climate and his people. And he wants to make things happen. Since November 2019 he has been working on the project to plant 1 million trees. The territory is very fertile and plants are growing fast. Dixon has notised that many of his plants has grown more than 2 meters in one year. Trees are absorbing carbon dioxide which is necessary to slow down climate change. Uganda also has big problems with deforestation which makes this project even more urgent.
Dixon and his team has already planted and distributed more than 610 000 trees since November 2019. He is planting together with people at schools, hospitals, churches and the society while creating awareness about climate change and the importance of trees. For only 10$ Dixon can plant 30 trees. But it takes a lot of time and effort to buy tree seedlings and transport them. He is a determined man, and his vision is to plant 1 million trees. But biodiversity and protection of the plants is also very important. He use more than 10 species while planting and the local people is responsible to protect and take care of the plants until they are old enough.
Nowadays Dixon has expanded the project and its purpose. The project is not only about planting 1 million trees but also to help climate victims. This can be done for exampel by helping people in climate victim camps with their basic needs or to help them growing their own food. Dixon wants to transform the communities through fighting the climate crisis and help the climate victims in attaining a livable future.
When he is not working with the project or with activism he is an ambitious student. He studies Economy, Environmental science and Chinese, and masters no less than 7 languages!
If you decide to donate to Dixons project, I can ensure you that he will use it well. He will do everything in his power to reach his target and to create a better environment and community for his people. An environment which is habitable and healthy now and for the next generation.
Donate for Valentine’s Day!!!Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 11:32 am
Soon we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Could you think of a more beautiful present to your loved ones than an investment for the future generations? A cheap investment which is growing fast and will deliver results within only a couple of years. For only 10$ Dixon can plant 30 trees for
Start planting with schoolsUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 10:58 am
Schools have now opened up for a new year of education. Dixons team started with Harungogo primary school. 370 trees were planted and 630 trees given out to pupils.
Summary of January 2024Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 10:37 am
January 2024 was a month of planting with villages. Dixons team managed to plant over 8000 trees in the areas of Isingiro, Kigangazi, Nyakabingo, Mpoma, Kisomoro, Kateebwa, and Ntoroko. Well done!!
Donate for christmas🌳Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 04:07 pm
Christmas is around the corner and alot has happened during 2023 aswell. Since the project started Dixon and his team has planted more than 610 000 trees! They have also seen positive results from plantings in 2019. Incredible for sure, and it had been impossible without your help. But there. . . . .
RestorationUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 12:46 pm
14 of December the project continues with the important restoration of river Lwakahkah, Namikhoma, Manafwa and the kabukwezi river system. 300 plants of Bamboo and other species were planted. Help Dixon to continue the important work! Keep supporting
Help climate victims in Luuka DistrictUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 03:33 pm
Dixon is reaching out to raise awareness about the recent devastating rainstorms in Luuka District, Uganda, which have left countless families and individuals as climate victims. The destructive force of these storms has resulted in the loss of homes, property, and livelihoods for many in the community.The people of Luuka. . . . .
A new day at workUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 08:42 pm
25th October in Rwimi town council Rwenzori region. 270 trees were planted 1400 given out to students and teachers.
Climate education is the keyUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 11:10 am
1 million trees planting campaign is not only about planting but very much about educating and creating awareness about climate change. That’s why they have a clear focus to visit schools and plant together with pupils and students. The 16th of October they continued at Mbale district Eastern Uganda. They
Never give upUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 02:20 pm
If you are asking Dixon ”when is the time to give up?” the answer is NEVER. No matter what comes in his way he will continue to plant his trees. He continued at Nsongya primary school in Bunyagabu district western Uganda. 420 trees were planted and 1600 given out to
Here we go againUpdate posted by Johanna Ponten at 08:34 pm
Every tree planted brings us one step closer to a greener, healthier world. Together we can make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for our planet. As we start a new month let’s continue to support the one million tree planting campaign #ClimateActionNow #onemilliontreeplantingcampaign #ClimateAction