The students in the UK and Nepal will be planting at least 2,000 trees by the end of 2021 in their respected countries. Dwight School students are raising funds to support their Nepali counterparts to plant trees in Nepal.
“Both Dwight School London students and Nepal’s Friends of the Zoo member school students are setting an example of student commitment and cooperation towards a global environment strategy, to increase tree cover of their own cities by 10% by 2050, from current levels,” said Amita Sen, Head of Personalised Learning and NTNC UK Trustee.
“By twinning trees between the two countries and mobilising school children, we are more likely to initiate the necessary positive impact to combat climate change and promote sustainable environments,” added Dwight School London Director Alison Cobbin.
The collaborative project will add to Nepal’s successful community forestry program which has won international praise for restoring the country’s tree cover in the last 25 years. ‘Tree Twinning’ goes a step ahead and aims to afforest also the city centres near the schools.