Planting trees in south Sudan isn’t possible? Oh! yes it is!
And if we can plant trees even in one of the driest places on the whole globe, why aren’t we doing it right here in our neighborhood?
This question lit the fire inside Orla Farrell, who retired early to start the initiative “easytreesie”. Her goal: to plant a million trees in Ireland and sponsor the same number in the Global South. The goal should be reached by 2023.
But what is the strategy to fulfill the plan in this short amount of time?
One million trees are nearly equivalent to the amount of children in primary and secondary schools in Ireland, both north and south. By encouraging the kids all over Ireland to plant a tree in public lands Orla´s vision will become reality.
The role models of Orla's vision are Felix Finkbeiner, founder of the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative, and Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement.
But how to plan such a big project all by yourself?
Actually Orla did it in cooperation with Crann – Trees for Ireland, an organization that was formed in 1986 with the aim of “releafing” Ireland.
If this article aroused your interest and you want to learn more about Orla´s “easytreesie” project, you can visit her website www.easytreesie.com.
Here is an interesting video about the tree planting at Harpers Island by "easy treesie"
If you want to support easytreesie, donate on the Trillion Tree Campaign plattform!