Reforestation World events

We use our events to raise awareness on our key topics and to promote the engagement of others.

Events such as the "Draw a tree, we plant it!" action are aimed at the broader public, across all ages. Other events, organised with partners, might be more focused on particular topics and in bringing experts and interested people together to discuss these.

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Would you like to organise one of these events together with us? If you're in Switzerland, get in touch with our team at contact@reforestationworld.org.

Draw a Tree, we plant it!

Description

3 simple steps to make the world a little bit greener:

  1. Draw a tree at one of our events,
  2. Select an organisation from our projects list
  3. We provide the funds to have it planted. Easy!

These events cover all ages, from young children to adults. Our main goal is to bring people closer to our topics and the work of our partner organisations, in a relaxed way, taking the time discuss their questions with us.

Based on the choices of our visitors, we provide the corresponding funds to the organisations after the event. The funding comes from Reforestation World and from private sponsors, who also agree that this is a positive way to engage people. After each event, we also publish a selection of the collected drawings in our Facebook page, to show the creativity of our visitors and stimulate others to appreciate and be engaged.

Previous Events

2019: Again at the Going Wild event of the Zürich Zoo. More than 300 drawings and over 6'000 trees sponsored. Next to our "Draw a tree" action, films and posters, we also had 3 guest organisations: newTree, SYDA + Tiloo's partnership in Gambia, and SUGI.

2018: Three Summer events, over 1'000 trees sponsored:

2017: The very first event took, at the Going Wild days of the Zürich Zoo. More than 250 trees were sponsored (check our Facebook post here). Given the positive results, we decided to repeat it in different parts of Switzerland during the Summer 2018.

Results

Between 2017 and 2019, our events in Switzerland resulted in the sponsoring of over 7'500 trees and the direct contact and engagement with nearly 3'000 people.

About 75% of our visitors are families. We like seeing how the parents are also actively engaged, drawing with the children and discussing together when it's time to choose a location for their tree, or then asking us questions about the topics and projects. This fulfils our primary goal and shows us where the interests and questions of our visitors are.

Below you can find how many trees we sponsored with each of our partner organisations. Based on the results on our "Draw a Tree" results, we usually increase the contribution made:

Organisation Country Nb of trees 2017 Nb of trees 2018 Nb of trees 2019
ACES Kenya - 607* 30
ADESolaire Madagascar - 30 30
Arboles y Futuro Bolivia 19 50 30
Brettacorp Australia - - 30
CAPED The Gambia - - 500
Corporación Cultiva Chile - - 30
Desert Tree Several (see map) 31 85 35
Foundation Green Ethiopia Ethiopia 50 50 100
FPNF Indonesia - 50 50
newTree Burkina Faso 28 45 30
SEEDS Trust India - - 250
SYDA The Gambia - - 5'000
Taking Root Nicaragua 15 40 25
Verein Tany Madagascar - 40 25
Vivamos Mejor Guatemala - 30 20
WeForest Several (see map) 40 50 30
Zoo Zürich Madagascar 25 55 30
Total (7'585 trees)   208 1'132 6'245

* 40 trees were sponsored from the events but our donation could be used to plant 607 mangrove plants.

Partnerships & Collaborations

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Sustinova is a non-profit organisation based in Zurich, Switzerland, and devoted to promoting Sustainability in the NGO area.

As a partner, Sustinova provides operational support to Reforestation World in its public activities.

ETH Zurich - Chair of Ecosystem Management

The Chair of Ecosystem management at the ETH Zürich organised the Latsis Symposium ETH 2018 “Scaling-up forest Restoration”, on June 6-7 & 9, 2018.

Reforestation World collaborated with the link to NGOs, practitioners and others stakeholders in the field of forest restoration.