Environment Online- ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. Since the launch in 2000, over 10 0000 schools in 157 countries have joined ENO and made concrete deeds for the environment like planted trees. Two annual tree planting days in ENO take place on UN Days. The first one 22 May for biodiversity and 21 September for peace. ENO made a strong commitment in Rio+20 Summit about planting 100 million trees by 2017. This was highlighted also in the summary of commitments by Rio Secretariat. So far, schools have planted 17 million peace trees.
We will celebrate 10th Anniversary on ENO Tree Planting for Peace. The first ENO Tree Planting Day was arranged 21 September 2004, on the International Day for Peace. It was the same year Wangari Maathai received Nobel Peace Prize for planting trees. Every year we have planted trees for peace around 21 Sep.
The theme for ENO Tree Planting Day on September 2014 is "Rights of People to Peace". It acknowledges the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, with its central message that humanity’s sustainable progress and the realization of fundamental rights and freedoms depend on peace and security. It is central to the Rights up Front approach, which calls upon the international community to act earlier and more concertedly in the face of human rights violations, which are often the precursors of worse to come.
Tree planting in honour for Nelson Mandela, read more here.
PHOTOS 20 SEP 2013
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