Planting Trees; Our best defense against Climate Change

Planting Trees; Our best defense against Climate Change

$749.8 (7 donors)
Goal is $5,500
13 Complete (success)

About this Campaign

Abeala a community in Ido local government area of Ibadan metropolis of Oyo State in the South West of Nigeria has running through it a river which starts from Abacha, Ile Titun through to Shalom College Quarters. The river served as a source of water for the community and also a source of livelihood for fishermen. This community is plagued with serious flooding which has caused erosion to eat deep into the soil system and road network of the community. A critical look at the causal effect can be linked to deforestation. An area that was once lined with trees and beautiful green vegetation is now an open arid area, leaving the area open to severe flooding and erosion activity.

The Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation is thus embarking on indigenous tree planting exercise in Nigeria, to help curb deforestation, hunger (loss of farmlands) flooding and erosion in the country. Our plan is to plant Ten thousand (10,000) trees in a year in four phases. We have chosen to plant indigenous plants in-order to preserve plants native to the regions. This is because protection of the flora also helps protect the fauna in the region from going extinct.
In addition to planting the trees, our goal is to adopt a community tree planting approach, where the community is involved. Sensitization and environmental advocacy with emphasis on the importance of planting trees will go hand in hand with the planting exercise. This tree planting campaign will enhance availability of food, forage, fuel and timber resources to the community. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emission as the trees act as a carbon sink and this in turn will improve the health and wellbeing of the communities. This will also reduce the climatic issues being experienced currently like; flooding, erosion, loss of farmland and extinction of native plant and animal species.

Use of Funds

Join us in taking climate action to curb the effects of deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions in these communities.

To plant one tree costs;
N800.00 for indigenous trees, native to the community
N1000.00 for hybrid and fruit varieties.
We are looking to raise N2,500,000.00 ($5,500.00) to plant 2,500 trees in these communities.

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