Join “The Julia Tree” - Growing hope, jobs, justice, and peace around the world and on Africa’s Great Green Wall!
IFLA Africa President Carey Duncan invites you to join her in planting a Julia Tree and help build Africa’s Great Green Wall - a tiny step towards meeting the SDG’s! But lots of tiny steps make up a marathon!
“The Julia Tree” - Growing hope, jobs, justice, and peace around the world and on Africa’s Great Green Wall – the Julia Tree Challenge grows trees on Africa’s Great Green Wallis. It is an ecosystem that also champions the education of girls, the empowerment of women, and peace and racial justice projects worldwide.
What is the Julia Tree Challenge?
The Julia Tree Challenge aims to grow one million trees along the African Union’s Great Green Wall in partnership with the African NGO, ORGIIS Ghana, who are already involved in growing trees in Ghana and Burkina Faso.With $10, you can grow one tree as part of The Great Green Wall. Your Julia Tree will sequester up to 80,000 pounds of CO2 in its lifetime. Your tree will help to provide food security, jobs and a hospitable environment for communities in Ghana and Burkina Faso.
What is the Great Green Wall?
The Great Green Wall is an African led movement with the epic ambition to grow an 8,000km (5000 mile) natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa, with branches extending along the northern rim of the continent and extending deep into the southern drylands. A decade in and roughly 18% underway, the initiative is already bringing life back to Africa’s degraded landscapes at an unprecedented scale, providing food security, jobs and a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path. The Wall promises to be a compelling solution to the many urgent threats facing the African Continent, and the global community as a whole—notably climate change, drought, famine, conflict, radicalization and migration. Once complete, the Great Green Wall will be the largest living structure on the planet, three times the size of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
For more information visit https://www.thejuliatree.org/