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Pledge “trees4kenya”

"I will give £10 towards a tree planting project in Kenya but only if 200 other people will do the same."

— Chris Anderson

Deadline to sign up by: 1st March 2007
211 people signed up (11 over target)

Country: United Kingdom

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We are HIPPO (Help International Plant Protein Organisation) A British vegetarian charity supporting poor communities throughout Africa. We want to raise 2000 pounds for a tree planting project in Kenya. This will be located in the Piave rural community 10 miles from Nakuru where the two vegetarian orphanages that we support are situated and where most of the very poor families served by our Families Together care scheme live.

But the tree planting would not be limited to the people in that scheme. We aim to get 100 families involved planting on average 20 trees each. The emphasis will be on trees for food, though of course there will be the knock-on environmental benefits. Included in the budget is an allowance for small payments at 6 months and 12 months for the good care and healthy survival of the trees. These are all very poor people and even a few shillings per surviving tree will give them a good incentive to look after them during the rather critical early stages. By 12 months the trees will be entering their second wet season and can be reckoned to be viable. Main types of tree will be orange, avocado, mango, pawpaw, kei apple, and macadamia nut, with a few other trees for future timber and firewood needs.

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  • If it's HIPPO it's good
    Malcolm Door, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!


    I am giving £10.00 and I am asking all of our friends and supporters to pledge what they can also - ! This is such an amazing project - :)

    Thank you
  • Very pleased to help with this project. Give trees not animals!
    Tony and Mo
    Tony Martin, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • ..and planting trees in Kenya (near the equator) should have a positive effect in slowing down global warming as well.

    Only a few more needed by the end of Feb to release all those beautiful fruit trees!
  • Dear Chris Anderson and HIPPO,

    We would like to invite you to a link at our website, the Million Campaign Homepage, organised in conjunction with Small Fish Online (

    We are giving away 1,000,000 pixels to 1,600 organisations and individuals who are furthering social and environmental harmony inside and from the UK.

    There are full details of how to get involved in the 'FAQ' and 'Order Pixels' sections of the site. All we require is a logo or Favicon and a website link.

    In solidarity,

    Matthew Edwards
    UK -
    CANADA -
    USA - (UK) (CANADA) (USA)


    Tel 07810 822639
    Matthew Edwards, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • "if there are more trees, then there will be lower Global warming"

    ...but only for trees in a narrow band close to the equator. Trees in the UK and Northern USA actually may increase warming according to recent research.

    I think it is important people understand this. (Trees in Kenya are good)

    Also, trees are only a short term measure and will not prevent Global warming unless we reduce our fossil fuel burning.

    So sign my oledge at:
  • To help trees and anything else in kenya, we need to support the troubled people at this unquiet time - an investment for the future of everything in Kenya. Does anybody know how we can quickly and efficiently raise some funds to support those disturbed by this crisis (January 2008)?
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
    Phill Pearson, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I cannot understand what people who are politically dissatisfied think they have to gain by committing these appalling murders in Kenya!

    I would also like to know why trees are more valuable if they are close to the equator.
    Rosemary Cooper, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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