Trees for Jane

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Trees for Jane is a mission that aims to plant, restore, and protect trees around the world.

Tiana Salisbury, Editor

In recent years, the effects that climate change has been having on the Earth have been increasing rapidly. A majority of climate change’s causes are due to greenhouse gas emissions, which are in part caused by deforestation, which reduces the number of trees that can assist in storing carbon dioxide. In response to this, Jane Goodall and her team created Trees for Jane, a global environmental mission that aims to plant and protect trees.

Dr. Jane Goodall is well-known for her studies on chimpanzees. Her decades-long work has helped prove to the world that there is an urgent need to protect the environment. She is currently the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and is a United Nations Messenger of Peace. For years, Goodall has been advocating for the protection of the environment and has specifically been speaking out about the planet’s rapid loss of forests. To create a solution to this, Goodall founded Trees for Jane.

Trees for Jane joins the global climate campaign to plant a trillion trees by 2030. Those who wish to participate in Trees for Jane have two options as to how they contribute; they can either donate to the organization to protect and restore an existing forest, or they can plant a tree and register it. If someone chooses to plant a tree, they will need to register it on the Trees for Jane website to ensure that their contribution is accounted for. After someone registers their tree or donates, they will receive a digital certificate signed by Goodall to recognize their efforts towards the goal. 

I am excited to see how climate change would have changed when a trillion trees have been planted. Goodall’s mission is very interesting, and I am eager to watch it progress as time goes on.”

— Juliana Neemeh (11)

Either method of contribution ensures that trees are being planted, which will help with the goal of planting a trillion trees. Juliana Neemeh (11) is “excited to see how climate change would have changed when a trillion trees have been planted. Goodall’s mission is very interesting, and [she’s] eager to watch it progress as time goes on.”

Goodall believes that Tree for Jane is something that anybody can take part in. Regardless of where you may live in the world, Goodall states that “everyone can get involved” with Trees for Jane. Recently on The Tonight Show, Goodall was featured to talk about Trees for Jane. Following her presentation, Jimmy Fallon announced that he and The Tonight Show would plant a tree to help support Goodall and her mission. He proceeded to encourage his audience to do the same. “It’s your turn out there. Please plant a tree. Do it for Jane. Do it for all of us.” 

With Trees for Jane, Goodall hopes to spread a feeling of hope amongst everyone in the world. Although climate change is a serious topic that may not have any positive aspects, Goodall still finds a way to stay optimistic and propose a promising plan to save the planet.