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100 Million Trees by 2017
Description/achievement of initiative

Environment Online - ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. Our voluntary network has spread to over 10 000 schools in 157 countries. Schools started to plant trees in 2004 and have planted 20 million by now. Our aim is to plant 100 million trees by 2017.

Implementation methodologies

ENO is based on volunteering and networking. Since 2000 it has reached many schools and partner organisations that are aware of ENO and its tree planting campaign. There are national coordinators in 141 countries. In 2011 ENO organised a conference in Finland where national coordinators made their plans how to reach the goal. Trees are planted especially in UN thematic days in May (ecological biodiversity) and September (day for peace). Schools cannot do this alone. To support the campaign, ENO Green Cities Network was established in 2012. ENO Treelympics was initiated in 2014, to empower schools in a tree planting contest. Ministries from different countries have made a commitment to reach this goal, empowering schools to plant trees in their countries. The number of trees with commitment is now 103,5 million trees.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

ENO Network is coordinated by the ENO Programme Association based in Finland. It has a board of five members and chief executive manager. It has an annual meeting. ENO is a voluntary network and there is a national coordinator and team in every participating country. ENO International council represents coordinators from different continents. There are also other supportive networks like ENO Green Cities.

Partner(s)

ENO Programme Association / ENO-verkkokoulun tuki , Finland, ENO Green Cities Network, ENO International Council, The City of Joensuu, Finland, Learning About Forests (LEAF), UNESCO Aspnet Schools, IEARN school network, Ministries of environment in UN countries
Updates to initiatives
Goal 4
Goal 13
Goal 15
Goal 16
Goal 17
2011
7 million trees planted
2013
25 million trees planted
2015
60 million trees planted
2017 (31 DEC)
100 million trees planted
Financing (in USD)
100,000 USD
Other, please specify
donations from different sectors
Staff / Technical expertise
expertise offered from institutions and experts ( European forest institute, Finnish Forest Research Centre, universitiies)
Staff / Technical expertise
expertise offered from institutions and experts ( European forest institute, Finnish Forest Research Centre, universitiies)
In-kind contribution
offering areas for planting (municipalities, cities, governments)

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Updates
Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2017-12-31
Partners
ENO Programme Association / ENO-verkkokoulun tuki , Finland, ENO Green Cities Network, ENO International Council, The City of Joensuu, Finland, Learning About Forests (LEAF), UNESCO Aspnet Schools, IEARN school network, Ministries of environment in UN countries
Countries
Contact information
Mika Vanhanen, chief executive manager, mika.vanhanen@enoprogramme.org
United Nations