Climate Agreement Of Schools 2019 – 2025
An invitation to the schools of the world
ENO will celebrate 25th anniversary in 2025. Schools will launch a global C02 campaign to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Pupils around the world will gather 29 May -5 June 2019 in Finland to agree the jointly organised climate actions.
To celebrate quarter century of the ENO, pupils from over 10 000 schools in 150 countries will agree the goals of reducing carbon dioxide as follows:
1) With this movement, pupils raise up the fact that the mankind with its action has reduced forest area and their capacity to work as sink for carbon dioxide. Tree planting is needed to improve the carbon balance between carbon in the trees and atmosphere.
2) Pupils raise the fact that tree planting is a significant way to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Planting forests does not need complicated technology or big money. What we need is earth, Sun, water and seed and a man who ensures the start of growth of trees. When working together we can plant a huge number of trees to grow like recently finished 100 million trees campaign in ENO has showed.
3) The goal is to transfer 3 million tons carbon dioxide from atmosphere by 2025 when ENO Programme celebrates 25th anniversary
Plant Or Adopt Trees and Network
There are two type of participating schools, tree planting schools (TPS) or tree adopting schools (TAS). The campaign not only aims to reduce CO2 but also link schools to work together between developed and less developed countries. Education is a key for more sustainable world.
A) Tree Planting Schools (TPS)
1) are committed to plant trees each year at least 0,5 hectar (5000m2) , between the years 2019- 2025. Trees will be planted in the areas where forest hasn’t been cut in 10 years. This way a new forest ( carbon sink ) will be ensured.
2) agree with private or public land owners the suitable land areas for these climate actions. They will also agree the delivery of the suitable reforestation material for free with suppliers of seeds and seedlings and in co-operation with Tree Adopting Schools. Names of partners will be published in the international media.
3) agree with the partners about adopting their trees planted. Schools can use the possible financial support by partners to improve their schools activities.
4) report the annual growth of trees to ENO. ENO will publish annual summaries based of the data.
B) Tree Adopting Schools (TAS)
There are schools which are not able to plant, but want take part. Their job would be to motivate the children, teachers, parents and the local community.
- Students earn “trees” with their work. The payment for their work or help would be “a tree”. (1 € = 1 tree) For instance helping the elderly, go shopping for them, clean the cars, collect paper, clean the garage, work in the garden
- At school, students together earn these “trees” every year enough for at least 0,5 hectars (average 800 trees)
- Tree adopting schools will find a partner from tree planting schools – or vice versa with the help of ENO. Schools connect directly. The adopting school sends money to the planting school and informs ENO at the same time. The planting school plants the trees and sends photos to the adopting school and ENO. This feedback is very important – not just for the kids but also for the adults.
On the World Environment Day 5 June, we will publish the list of joined schools, aiming to get 1 000 schools on the list! Be sure that your school and country will be seen .Each committed school will receive a special designed certificate.