Together with schoolchildren in Amsterdam we create vertical forests by planting trees on balconies.
Please check our website: <https://www.urbanstreetforest.com/> for more information about our foundation.
Urban Street Forest at TEDxMaastricht:
Urban Street Forest | TEDxMaastricht
Urban Street Forest on the NOS national news:
What is the goal of the project?
Urban neighborhoods with high-rise concrete buildings are often gray and drab. Urban Street Forest works to color cities with the planting of vertical forests and aims to educate children about the importance of a clean city, and how trees can contribute to this.
For every tree planted on a balcony in your neighborhood, a tree is planted in the developing world to combat desertification. We do this together with the local farmers to help make their lands fertile again. In effect farmers can improve their living and bring more products to market.
What is the result of the project?
A cleaner city with more trees and education of children
Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?
Urban Street Forest initiated the project. Others that are involved are: the people who live in the neighbourhood where the project is carried out as well as local shops and local organisations.
What is the next step?
March, 13, 2019: Boomfeestdag (Arbor Day) in Arnhem
March 2019, in Amsterdam
May 2019, in Amsterdam
More info will follow soon! :-)
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