Planting a seed

Created on December 1, 2016 by Optimus_Awesome.  2 comments


I want Ontario to spend $50,000 - 250,000 to fund a event about An educational and fun environmental initiative in order to fight climate change through conservation and a low carbon economy.

Tree planting program in primary schools

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What is your project idea? 

here is an idea: This is kind of my idea for some environmental initiative: It's a small one; but I think it would be effective. Planting more dreams. Why not have a day or a week (at least) dedicated to planting a tree? Imagine if this was put into practice and Canadians nationwide. were encouraged to plant at least one tree. I mean: we have Earth Hour. Wouldn't something like this be more effective? What if; as part of the Canadian educational curriculum; kids, starting in grade 1 or 2; were sent out to nature reserves, to plant more trees. Something like this could be incorporated into a horticulture class or botanist class. I think, in order to get people to be more proactive; they have to enjoy what they're doing.

How will this idea provide a solution? 

Planting more trees would only benefit our environment; as they help clean the air. Teaching kids and encouraging people to do something like this; doesn't really have a downside to it. Cleaner environment, healthier wildlife, healthier population, happier population, happy population, more productive population.

Project ID: 2611

Tree planting program in primary schools

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The Government of Ontario will determine how projects are implemented; which may not be as described in the original submission. We are not, by posting a submission for public voting, endorsing any organization, technology, location or other content in the original submission, and we may or may not implement the project or use the organization, technology or location referenced in the original submission when implementing the project.

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 I agree with this Posted on December 3, 2016 by Shiv

This is very good idea. Creates a sense of stewardship, awareness of nature and science as well. I wish this was introduced instead of the sex ed program.


 I agree with this Posted on December 8, 2016 by Art Hunter

In Japan there is a long term process to plant a tree or busy in every possible corner of the urban environment. They also take advantage of the many gases given off by growing trees that augment a person's health. It is called having a tree shower which is really just a walk in the woods to enjoy nature, breathe in the trees pollution free gases and emerge refreshed.

This seems like a low cost initiative and it would help remove CO2 from the atmosphere while greening up the urban environment. I would expect that financial leverage would be possible with city and national governments.