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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:33 PM

Danes Raise Millions Of Euros In First- Ever Climate Telethon

Source: DW

The people of Denmark donated about 2.4 million ($2.67 million) for the planting of trees on Saturday, in a telethon described as the world's first to focus on the climate.

For every 20 Danish kroner (2.70 or $3) donated, one tree is to be planted, and 20% of the total donations will be earmarked for forest conservation efforts in the Scandinavian country. The televised event took place at Gisselfeld Klosters Skove forest, east of Naestved, on the island of Zealand. Both individuals and firms contributed donations to the fundraiser, local media reported.

The fundraising event, which included musical guests and was broadcast on Denmark's public TV channel TV2, aimed at raising 20 million Danish kroner to plant 1 million trees. Falling just short of the organizers' goal, enough money was raised to plant 914,233 trees.

"It's a positive way to inspire people, showing how to make a difference, with a small act to tackle the climate crisis," said Kim Nielsen, founder of the Growing Trees Network Foundation, which is part of the project. "It's the first time a charity show has focused on climate issues on TV, it's very exciting," he continued. -MORE...


Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/danes-raise-millions-of-euros-in-first-ever-climate-telethon/a-50436163



- Also: 'Planting One Trillion Trees Could Stop Climate Change Argues Study,' DW, April 7, 2019. Planting 1 trillion trees could stop climate change, argues study. Planting a massive number of trees is the most effective way to combat global warming, scientists have said. Reforesting an area the size of the United States could capture two-thirds of manmade carbon emissions. More, https://www.dw.com/en/planting-1-trillion-trees-could-stop-climate-change-argues-study/a-49478494




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appalachiablue Sep 15 OP
mopinko Sep 15 #1
appalachiablue Sep 15 #2
orleans Sep 16 #4
YOHABLO Sep 16 #3
Fan of Da Bearse Sep 16 #5
Bayard Sep 16 #6
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chowder66 Sep 16 #8

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:54 PM

1. i gotta say, i will ever hold a grudge against bill clinton for not planting trees.

between his support for americorp and al's warnings about the planet, it should have been an obvious thing to do. but no....

there is so much potential in regenerative ag and conservation.
we just must get on the train.

bill clinton?
bill gates?
warren buffet?

we're on our own here.
step up.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:59 PM

2. It would have been a huge starting effort. Tragic blunder, oversight

Bravo to the Danes, in the 'Little Country'

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:16 AM

4. you're right--he could have/should have

why, even trump planted a tree.
of course, he dug it up and got rid of it (but that's beside the point!)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/10/tree-planted-to-mark-trump-macron-friendship-dies

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 01:08 AM

3. Demark seems to be getting it right on a lot things. Education, Healthcare, Standard of living. etc

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:05 AM

5. More such events Needed

 

In many more countries. Will it fix the problem by itself? No. But we need all the help we can get!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 10:20 AM

6. Every person in this country

Should be required to be responsible for planting a minimum of one tree a year. There are many, many organizations, including government offices, that offer free trees. If a person is physically unable, they can have someone plant it for them.

Mandatory. Everyone is involved in helping save the planet.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 10:23 AM

7. K&R Good for Denmark and good for the planet

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:58 PM

8. That's gonna buy a lot of rakes!! nt

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