The Million Tree Project 2007-2012 (VIMEO)

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Just the Beginning: The Million Tree Project


In 2007, with the help of Dr. Jane Goodall a small group of volunteers calling themselves Shanghai Roots & Shoots set out with a dream: A dream to plant one million trees in China’s growing deserts. They aimed to help combat desertification and help villagers fight for their livelihoods.

Five years later, they planted their millionth tree.


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.