Plant for the Planet
Congratulations on reaching our goal: at the end of 2020 100 million trees have been planted ! From the first utopia of planting 1 million trees, inspired by Wangari Maathai, we have surpassed all our records. For 20 years with 48 NGO and an army of thousands of planters around the world we have conducted the fight to make soils, to make deserts withdraw and reconnect people with nature. And this is just a first victory. The adventure continues together.
100 MILLIONS Trees
We are nothing without trees. We should be obsessed with the plant world.
Jacques Rocher’s statement is as clear as his commitment is unwavering. In 2007, he embarked on the Plant for the Planet programme to satisfy this obsession and to address the urgent need to stop massive deforestation around the world. This nature lover, who presents himself as a modest tree planter, has taken up the challenge of creating a community of thousands of tree planters.
Trees are the guardians of life
They are called Sylvie, Nicolaï, Edouardo, Ruhama are just some of those who are planting to re-establish French hedgerows, protect sacred trees in Siberia or forests sheltering the Monarch Butterfly in Mexico, or to reintroduce plant life to the devastated valleys of Ethiopia. These men and women are the missiles of a large and highly active tribe determined to help us make our planet green again by our side. Thanks to all of them, we have reached our target of planting 100 million trees worldwide highlighting our resolve to uphold life and biodiversity.
CHANGING THE PLANET ONE TREE AT A TIME
1 tree planted
every 3 seconds
100 million trees
35 countries involved
48 NGOs supported around the world
WHY PLANT TREEs ?
Over the past 30 years, around 420 million hectares of forests have been lost around the world. It represents a football pitch every second.
And yet, trees are the pillars of our land. They fight climate change, prevent desertification, protect biodiversity, provide countless ecological benefits, contribute to economic development and preserve the future of our populations.
Faced with the damage caused by the uprooting of hedges in his native Brittany, Jacques Rocher launched his ‘one school, one arboretum’ initiative 25 years ago, which mobilised thousands of pupils across France and around the world. In 2007, he crossed paths with the equally committed Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. There and then, Yves Rocher promised her he would plant a million trees. Today, the target of planting 100 million trees by 2020 has already been reached.
Congratulations to all !
REPAIRING FRENCH HEDGEROWS
Hedges are frequently pulled up in France, and yet they play a vital role in the fight against climate change and the success of our national agricultural and energy transition. Providing a home to a wealth of biodiversity, they shape the land, nourish the soil, protect our crops and water resources. For over 12 years in mainland France, the French Afac-Agroforestries network have replanted hedgerows on farming land and in non-forest areas. By the end of 2021, more than 5 million trees will be planted in France.
TREES FOR ALL!
Our commitment beyond borders is made possible thanks to the efforts of our thousands of planters in our international tribe. Thanks to them and the expertise of 48 NGOs, our Plant for the Planet programme is active in 35 countries on five continents, and allowed us to plant 100 million trees by the end of 2020.
A real challenge, but the adventure continues and the new goal has now been announced with more than 35 million trees to be planted by 2025 !!
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AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 MILLION TREES
Travel the world by clicking on our map to discover our various planting spots. France, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mexico… Our fields of action are as vast as the world is wide, and span 35 countries on five different continents with an international tribe made up of thousands of planters with whom we are proud to Plant for the Planet!