The impact from the school’s charity work last term has been revealed by our chosen charity, JUST ONE Tree. For each pound donated a tree is planted to restore biodiversity and improve the environmental state of the entire world. As a result of our charity efforts, 3593 trees have been planted in Kenya, Haiti, and Brazil.
Trees planted in The Cerrado in Brazil are used to prevent soil erosion and landslides, as well as to replenish a water aquifer which supplies hydroelectricity. The trees are planted in partnership with the indigenous Kalunga community, who have the rights to the land.
In Haiti, mangroves will be planted to increase marine biodiversity and protect against extreme coastal storms. Finally, in Kenya, each tree planted is the ward of a schoolchild, who will spend their school life nurturing their tree, teaching them the local and global importance of looking after the environment.
JUST ONE Tree has planted over a quarter of a million trees worldwide, so there has been a profound and positive impact of decreasing climate change through the charity work of schools and fundraisers.
Isabel M, Year 13