In November, 15,000 students from 200 schools all over Denmark planted 33,000 trees for a better climate. Together with foresters, the students planted trees in their schools and in the forests in the hope that these trees will grow into school forests and green schoolyards.
Rachel Boyle, International LEAF Director, was thrilled to attend the launch of 'Replant the Planet' at the Naturcenter Herstedhoje Albertslund, Denmark. Replant the Planet is an annual event, organised by our Danish LEAF National Operator, Malene Bendix and LEAF member organisation in Denmark, Skoven i Skolen.
Replant the Planet was launched, in the finest possible way! The Danish Crown Princess Mary planted the first tree of the campaign, an Oak tree, the first tree in the new forest “The Forest of the Princess”. After planting the Oak, the Crown Princess continued planting a long row of beech trees together with many proud students. Click here to watch a short movie of the Crown Princess Mary planting and speaking about Replant the Planet.
120 students, 4 Mayors and many other guests planted trees and engaged in four different workshops. They learned about photosynthesis, sketched climate drawings, carved nameplates for their trees in wood, planted young trees in pots they made from newspaper and pressed apples into juice.
As a part of Replant the Planet, new teaching material about forest, wood and climate was developed, a booklet and poster called “Replant the Planet: The Tree Circle – and the Climate”. Participating schools were given 50 trees and the new teaching material.