Thursday, August 31, 2006
As part of a cultural visit to a local Maori (native people) Marae (traditional place of gathering) we will plant a native Rimu tree at midday on September 21st. Our senior school of 5 classes will be involved in this and we are beginning tomorrow to learn our tree planting song.
As it is customary to give a koha (gift) when visiting a marae we will gift a native tree. The tree is to be sourced from a parent of a child in Year 6. We hope this endeavour will foster peace and goodwill, beginning in our own community and flowing around the world. We hope to have the local paper there to take photos.
Riverlands School NZ02
SEE THE VIDEO CLIPSE HERE
Building environmental awareness and peace belongs to everybody in this planet. In this event children and youth are ambassadors for environment and peace. The actual situation in the conflict areas is very difficult. But we have to look to the future and the new generation.
We hope that this event will spread not only to schools and communities but to all the nations in the world.
"Hi and ho, we plant trees,
for environment and peace.
North and South
East And West
Trees will grow, high and low".
"Hi and ho, we plant trees
want to see a lot of green.
Grow with them
And learn to live
in peace and harmony".
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Before the event: Send your greetings to our Audio Guestbook and share your preparations. You need a microphone for it. It may take a while to open the audio guestbook but please try and join us.
ENO Tree Database: This is a place where to "put your trees" and other information about your event (photos etc.). After the registration you have received username and password for the database. Use them to enter your information.
Find this database here
Audio Guestbook: How did your tree planting event succeed? Let us hear from you in the Audio Guestbook
ENO Chat Room. If you don't have audio systems in your computer send your comments in the ENO Chat Room Special (only for ENO Schools)
Friday, August 25, 2006
As you may understand this kind of event cannot be arranged without other networks or organisations. We do co-operation with other networks like iEARN, GLOBE, Eco Schools, Life-Link Schools, UNESCO ASPnet, World Links, European Schoolnet, Schoolnet Africa, EdNA ).
UPM is one of the world's leading forest industry groups. ENO Programme received a donation to its tree planting activities by UPM. UPM took part to ENO Tree Planting Day 22nd of May.
Our partner is United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). They have launched a tree planting project called Billion Tree Campaign. ENO Tree Planting Day is one of the activities in the ENO 2007 Tree Planting Campaign which is our contribution to UNEP's project.
International Day Of Peace
21st of September is known as an international day of peace. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, and firstly celebrated in September 1982. This day also highlights the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001 to 2010). ENO Tree Planting Day is one of the registered and featured Peace Day Events.
Miss Earth is one of the largest international pageant competition among women from countries around the world. It has already more than 80 participating countries. The delegates and winners give meaning and relevance to this beauty competition by promoting worthwhile environmental causes and getting actively involved in caring for and the preservation of Mother Earth. Miss Earth delegates will take part to ENO Tree Planting Day at ENO schools around the world.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Treeplanting logo 2007
Feel also free to spread this logo electronically!
New United Nations International Day of Peace poster (click the image)
Tree Planting Slideshow 2004
A slideshow about tree planting day from New Zealand to Hawaii. 4 minutes 31 seconds. In Real format.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Registrations from 122 COUNTRIES, LATEST CUBA
- Bosnia Herzegovina
- Central African Republic
- Congo DRC
- Congo RC
- Costa Rica
- Cote D'Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Macedonia
- Republic of Maldives
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad Tobago
The list of over 1 000 registered schools
REGISTRATIONS FROM 101 COUNTRIES, latest: BRAZIL
(started 24th of July 2007 )
- CONGO DRC
- COTE D'IVOIRE
- COSTA RICA
- CZECH REPUBLIC:
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- HONG KONG
- REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
- MARSHALL ISLANDS
- THE NETHERLANDS
- NEW ZEALAND
- NORTHERN IRELAND
- PUERTO RICO
- SIERRA LEONE
- SOUTH AFRICA
- SOUTH WALES(UK)
- SRI LANKA
- TRINIDAD TOBAGO
Haven't registered yet ? Do it here.
Click the list of registered schools/groups (updated 21 SEP 2006 / 17:00 UTC)
Participants from 82 countries:
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- New Zealand
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
Monday, August 21, 2006
HI AND HO, WE PLANT TREES!
This song has been composed especially for ENO Tree Planting Day. The song is called "Hi And Ho, We Plant Trees!". You are welcome to use the song during your tree planting event.
Hi And Ho We Plant Trees!
- A sing-along version (mp3)
- Sheet music(pdf)
- A Hi And Ho Kit (lyrics, sing-along version and sheet music as .zip)
A NEW VIDEO: PRACTISE THE SONG WITH INA-MARIA AND JANI!
IN FINNISH: "PUITA KASVAMAAN!"
1. At first please register your school or group. Click this link
2. You will receive login and password by email. Please use them afterwards when you submit information about your event here:
B) STRUCTURE AND INSTRUCTIONS
To make it easy for schools and group to arrange this event we have a pdf file with
- information about the event
- instructions and a structure for your event
- a draft for press release.
The Drops Of Life (in 40 languages) - a tree planting play, see here
Saturday, August 19, 2006
This September will be third time when trees are planted around the world in the ENO programme.
In 2004 there were participating schools from 50 countries. We had a separate database for plantings that can be found here. We also made a slideshow (real) that can be seen here
In 2005 we had about 200 participating schools from 60 countries. Thousands
of seedlings were planted. You can see here some photos of tree planting event.
Planting a tree can have tremendous influences on communities. Tree planting improves our environment. Planting a tree can add to our incomes and decrease energy costs. To plant a tree can enhance our quality of life and improve our health.
Trees reduce sound, produce oxygen, store carbon, clean the air, gives shade and cools, reduces wind and erosion and increases property values.
PeacePeace is an actual issue today (and has always been) because of wars and hostilities around the world. We need more tolerance and understanding. With this joint global action we want to raise the issue of peace around the world.
Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmental and political activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2004, for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". Her Green Belt Movement, a grassroots environmental non-governmental organization, has now planted over 30 million trees across the country to prevent soil erosion.
ENO Programme invites you to an exciting event. A new school year will be opened in a special way. We will plant trees at midday, in every corner of the world. The first trees will be planted at noon in
Trees will be planted on September 22nd. This day unites us as it’s the day for autumnal equinox. The length of the day is the same everywhere, with everyone worldwide receiving 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. As the international day for peace falls a day before, this is also our contribution for peace.
Tree planting is important for us. Firstly, it reminds us of the nature and the importance of environmental protection. Secondly, it is a symbol for the international co-operation. We also want to spread the message of tolerance and peace. This event has become a success. Last year one thousand schools in 102 countries planted thousands of trees during the day.
Your contribution is important. If you plant trees with us you will be a part of ENO 2008 Tree Planting Campaign. Our aim to plant at least a million trees together. This campaign is connected to Billion Tree Campaign by United Nations Environment Programme.
We also have other activities for this day. Play our special play for the occasion (translated into over 40 languages!), sing our tree planting songs, dance and celebrate.
How to get involved? Af first register your school/group online, by 20th of September 2008. You will receive login and password via email in order to enter the information about your event to ENO Tree Database. Each participating school or youth group will receive a certificate. Find instructions, more information and material for the day on the web. Welcome to build a more sustainable future with us!