Planting a 1.8 Trees is a major forest restoration campaign with a goal of mobilising everyone to plant a million trees throughout Kosovo. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals. Planting a Million Trees can help save the Kosovo environment from deforestation. It's a big number, but we know we can do it with help of donations
Kosovo forests are among the natural assets targeted to be destroyed with the aim of getting a profit. Their continuous destruction occurs in the presence of institutions that are responsible for their protection. Being subject to economic crime, manifested mainly through illegal cutting and often intentional fire-setting, forests have been destroyed to the extent irreversible for a long period of time. There is a severe shortage of trees in urban areas, it is everywhere in Kosovo.
This project aims to afforest the areas destroyed by forest cutting in Kosovo. Planting 1 million trees will begin in november with the aim to plant a tree for every person in Kosovo by 2030.The project will engages landowners, communities, businesses and other stakeholders to improve their local environment. the project will also be a community voice lifts to prevent deforestation, and to seek out government policies friendly to the environment. To achieve this will be a big campaign.
There are numerous benefits that the project brings to the community: Builds community spirit and unity Educates communities about the benefits of trees and nature Reduces pollutants Positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, reducing stress and encouraging outdoor activities Removes and stores Carbon from the air Reduces flood risk Creates wildlife habitat Improved aesthetics Reduces green space maintenance costs Provides oxygen