THAT WAS FUN! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
Reforesting Bastrop State Park in Texas and the Eburru Forest in Kenya
“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”
– Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Founder of the Green Belt Movement
Our Replant the Park program was a key partner in the reforesting work following the devastating fires in Bastrop Texas that burned 90% of the Bastrop State Park Loblolly pines.
In response to the devastating fires in Bastrop, Texas over Labor Day 2011, The Nobelity Project put our tree-planting resources to work. In 2013 and 2014 we connected the needs of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and created an educational opportunity for local high schools. With the support of the Applied Material Foundation and Silicon Labs, the Texas Conservation Corps, and Keep Austin Beautiful, we have successfully planted 625,000 loblolly pine trees in Bastrop State Park. Science teachers hosted The Nobelity Project in their classrooms to discuss deforestation and connect the students local efforts to global impact.
The planet thanks you for helping to restore this unique forest and eco-system. This was a five year project that resulted in the planting of nearly 2 million trees!
Primary and Middle School Campus Program to Replant the Planet
One Tree At A Time
Inspired by the work of Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize 2004) The Nobelity Project partnered with the Kenya Forest Service in their effort to replant the Eburru Forest.
The One Tree At A Time program included:
Classroom materials to teach the role that trees play in the global eco-system.
Classroom or school-wide assembly presentation about global connections
On-campus tree planting to symbolize trees planted in the Eburru Forest
A chance to connect with a sister school in Kenya that is also planting trees