SCHOOLS and STAKEHOLDER
2. environmental associations
3. other associations
4. companies and organizations
Information for schools and any other organizations
On the citizen section
it is possible to
find the detailled explanations and instructions for
trees. The explanations explained there apply to any subject, such
as schools but also associations, companies, foundations and so on.
Here we are
going to talk about some these collective entities (named, for the sake
of brevity, stakeholders) which, as well as
the individuals, may take part or promote the gift-a-tree project.
The schools can not only encourage their municipality to undertake the
project, they may also establish - individually or with other schools-
specific days of environmental learning for the students. For this
purpose, they may be helped by the town office responsible for
education or environmental issues, or by environmental groups,
volunteers, or groups of parents.
The opportunity to plant a tree, to understand its biological
development and interaction with the ecosystem through first-hand
experience, it is certainly an experience of great value for any
student but especially for the citizens of tomorrow.
The educational days can be arranged for students of all ages, and the
subject will then be studied more or less deeply.
The local environmental associations can encourage the
municipalities to undertake the gift-a-tree project, which has a quite
clear environmental goal.
In addition to the environmental value in itself, the project
represents a chance to get people closer to nature, through a first
hand experience, i.e. planting a tree. This way, people learn or
improve concepts of ecology. Even with a small project the educational
value is important.
Apart from encourage the municipalities to embrace the initiative,
environmental associations can make a contribution by giving one or
more trees, and also by taking part in the organization and
coordination of the project, helping with practical tasks and providing
ASSOCIATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS
Of course any other associations such as voluntary, neighborhood or
cultural associations or foundations can support
“gift-a-tree” by encouraging the administration to
undertake the project.
These associations might be interested in dedicating a tree to their
founder, to a leading figure, or encourage their members to give a tree
as if there were citizens (see section No 2 “tree dedicated
In addition to a direct participation with the trees, associations can
offer - if they wish - an active support, in terms of organization and practical
help, of course in agreement with the town hall.
Companies, or any economic entity, spanning from a
shop to an industry, can of course join the initiative, giving the
their own name, in the name of their employees, or just to the
requested and appropriate, they may also sponsor the initiative in the
methods agreed with the municipal administration.
A company can also donate its own green space to the
community or when it is a big company, implement and manage the project