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Pupils plant trees to combat climate change and deal with the issues of climate change and sustainability. With a donation of CHF 25, a tree can be planted. Become active against climate change and support the project.
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Background

Effective measures must be rapidly implemented to cap global warming at a maximum of 2°C. It is crucial to reduce CO2 emissions and thus prevent a further increase in CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and stop the greenhouse effect from getting worse. Trees and forests act as natural reservoirs as they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and release the oxygen. Only the carbon is stored by them to build up biomass.
The Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich investigates this area and their studies show where in the world new trees could grow under current climatic conditions and how much carbon they would store.  Currently, an area the size of the US (0.9 billion hectares) would be available for reforestation. Once the trees were fully grown, these new forests could store approximately 100 billion tonnes of carbon. That is about one third of the 300 billion tonnes of carbon that have been released into the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution caused by humans.
Tom Crowther and his team have scientifically proven that reforestation is currently one of the best solution available to combat climate change. At the same time, however, emissions must be reduced. Only rapid and manifold action can slow down global warming.
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Idea

It was from precisely this starting point that the idea for there-for-trees was born. The Crowther Lab is the co-partner of the project and provides the scientific basis for its implementation. Using the donations generated via the there-for-you.com platform, school classes in Switzerland are to implement their own tree-planting project - by means of knowledge transfer and awareness raising - and plant the right trees in the right place in their region. The schools tap into the students' motivation and convey knowledge about climate change, the forest ecosystem, biodiversity and sustainability. The planting can take place on public or private land.
We want to use the manifold effects of trees on the environment and climate, bind carbon, increase biodiversity, create sustainable forests and raise awareness of climate and the environment among young people in the long term.
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Implementation

The pupils plant trees under professional guidance and in addition, the schools can discuss the topic in class and convey relevant knowledge. The there-for-you.com team provides extensive information and supports teachers in developing a suitable concept.
The donations received are used to cover the following costs:

  • Purchasing costs of the trees for each project and location

  • Transport costs for the transfer of the trees (from the planting garden to the project location)

  • Project costs for the schools (planting material such as gloves or picks, teaching materials, etc.)

  • Implementation costs (organisation, equipment/construction machinery, skilled personnel, protective material for the young trees, etc.)


The there-for-trees project is an ongoing project and uses the funds continuously in the respective school projects. Every donation benefits the project and all planting is implemented according to the available donations. The "bisher gespendet" amount shows the total donations for the there-for-trees project. The current donation target is defined in such a way that the next planned tree planting campaigns can be financed.
In the "updates" tab, we always provide updates on the latest developments of the project and show for which plantations and projects the funds are used.
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Initiators

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Another successful planting season

Thanks to the many donations received, we were once again able to carry out several planting campaigns in spring 2022 and thus contribute to climate protection. And preparations are already underway for the next planting season.

From mid-March to the end of April 2022, we again carried out several planting campaigns with school classes from all over Switzerland. For example, we were in Bischofszell in Upper Thurgau, in Marigny, in Adliswil and in Schwyz. It was incredibly motivating to see how energetic the students were and how they actively campaigned for climate change. 

In addition, this planting season strengthened the cooperation of various stakeholders. The involvement of associations such as JagdSchweiz and companies that work together with forestry offices, communities and school classes for a better future is central to climate protection. Only when different actors from different sectors come together and work for the climate can this succeed. 

We are already looking forward to the plantings that will take place in the fall.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved in the planting or who made it possible. Thanks to all donors, school classes, teachers, foresters, community workers, fellow planters and our partners!

We are planting trees again

On Saturday, March 12, it is that time again: we will start with the first planting of this year. We are very pleased to be able to set an example for sustainability and climate protection with many school classes in various places in Switzerland.

In the past months, we have worked intensively with forestry offices, municipalities, schools and hunters' associations and prepared for the upcoming planting days in several cantons. Now we are officially starting the there-for-trees planting season on Saturday. We are heading straight to Senarclens in the canton of Vaud in western Switzerland. Our intern Jennifer will represent us there and plant young trees alongside 50 hunters and aspiring hunters.

On 15 March, we will move on to beautiful Martigny in the canton of Valais. There, our project leader Janosch will plant almost 500 trees and hedges with four school classes. These serve to increase the biodiversity of agricultural areas. The school classes will already receive an interesting lecture by an ornithologist this week. He will teach the participating pupils about the topic "How does tree planting affect birds". An exciting and activity-based project for the young generation.

This month there will be 4 more plantings. For this we will travel to Regensdorf and Oberthurgau for example. There we meet almost 70 pupils who can hardly wait to complete the knowledge they have learned in class with practical work in the forest and to talk to the representatives of the forestry offices about details on topics such as the forest ecosystem, fauna and flora in general and climate change.

In April, we will continue in a similarly energetic way. We will inform you about this in due course.

Your there-for-you team

2'695 trees planted in one year!

Our own project there-for-trees is taking a winter break after an effective spring and autumn. Since the start of our project this spring, we and 232 pupils have already planted 2695 trees.

After a successful start in spring, we continued just as energetically this autumn. Within a month, we implemented 5 plantings in Schaffhausen, Uzwil, Wohlen, Eptingen and Villarzel. The numerous pupils who participated in the planting actively made their own contribution to climate protection and biodiversity in Switzerland. Through their participation in the project, the awareness of the youth and children regarding their role in climate change and climate protection is raised.

In addition to the school classes, representatives of our partners were also present at certain plantings. Thanks to our generous partners Bühler Group, DIVAS Asset Management AG and Rahn AG, we were able to carry out several plantings and thanks to our partnership with the Global Real Estate Run, we will be able to plant even more trees in Switzerland in 2022. Since this autumn, JagdSchweiz have been lending us a helping hand. They support us and the participating school classes at various locations and thus contribute to clean air and biodiversity.

Although the winter break has just begun, our team is already busy planning for the coming spring. Among others, we are in contact with foresters in the canton of Vaud, a planting is planned in Thurgau and something big is in the pipeline for the canton of Schwyz. Hopefully, many more plantings will take place in the coming months so that we can plant even more trees and motivate even more students to protect the climate. We are also very happy that some of our partners will continue to support us in 2022.

Thank you very much for your amazing support! Our success so far and the many more plantings we hope to do next year are only possible thanks to the support of our donors and partners.

Watch the video of the planting in Uzwil - which was made possible by our partner Bühler - so that you don't miss our there-for-trees project too much during the winter break.

Your there-for-you team

Pupils and hunters work together for a better future!

Thanks to the commitment of several school classes and the cooperation with JagdSchweiz, three more planting days could be implemented. In addition to the planting itself, the focus was also on "being in nature".

By the end of October, we can proudly report three successful planting days. While we started in Schaffhausen with two school classes, by the end of October we were widely scattered in the cantons of Baselland and Vaud and planted a total of over 400 trees.

While the planting in Schaffhausen was done in the "classic" way with school children, we were also able to count on the support of many hunters in Eptingen and Villarzel. The atmosphere during the work was unique: a mixture of joy and ambition. It was a lot of fun for us to supervise these days and to see how, at the end of the day, many small trees emerged from once bare areas.

In addition, we were not only active as plant experts and representatives this autumn, but also in schools: our project leader Janosch held a lesson on climate change in Uzwil and discussed the causes, effects and, even more importantly, appropriate solutions with the school class, which will be involved in a future planting day.

At the beginning of November we will carry out the last plantings for this year: We will travel to Wohlen and Uzwil and once again fight for climate protection.

We would like to thank all our supporters, partners, school classes and teachers as well as foresters and hunters.

Together we can set an example in the fight against climate change!

Your there-for-you team

The next plantings are coming!

Next week, the there-for-trees autumn plantings will start with up to 6 plantings scheduled within the next month. We are very much looking forward to the planting days with the students and thank all donors and partners!

After the successful plantings in spring, up to six more plantings will follow this autumn. Five are already fixed and another one will probably also take place in autumn (alternatively in spring), thus almost ten school classes from Switzerland are able to become active themselves in the next few weeks and contribute to climate protection and healthy forests in Switzerland. Next Tuesday (26.10.), the first planting will take place near Schaffhausen. Two classes with a total of 41 pupils will plant various tree species throughout the day under the guidance of district forester Peter Eggli.

In addition, we were able to establish new partnerships over the summer, for example with JagdSchweiz or the Global Real Estate Run, and thus further expand the reach of the project. In cooperation with JagdSchweiz, the first plantings will already take place on October 30. The day before that, the Global Real Estate Run will take place; in addition to the sporting team experience, the run is aimed at more sustainability in the real estate sector. Interested individuals and companies can register for the run and plant trees with us.

Once again, many thanks to all donors and our generous sponsors Rahn Group and DIVAS Asset Management AG, who make individual projects possible. We are also already planning projects for 2022 and have something big planned in the canton of Schwyz. Stay tuned!

Follow us also on social media, where we regularly share impressions of the planting days.

Best wishes

Your team from there-for-you.com

Wakeboard Academy: New project partner for there-for-trees!

New cooperation with the Wakeboard Academy - surf on Lake Zurich and offset CO2 emissions at the same time.

The there-for-trees project is picking up speed. After the first successful tree plantings in Frutigen and Uster, we are happy to announce a new partnership with the Wakeboard Academy, which offers wakeboard, wakeskate and wakesurf sessions on Lake Zurich. The company gives all customers the opportunity to voluntarily compensate the CO2 emissions caused by each session. With an additional charge of CHF 3.00 per session, the athletes are not only doing something good for their bodies, but also for the environment! If 50 percent of the customers decide to compensate their ride, at least two new planting days can be financed thanks to this cooperation.

Successful tree planting in Frutigen

29 pupils planted 400 trees for the renaturation of the floodplain forest on the Kander. This was a major contribution to climate protection and biodiversity in the Bernese Oberland.

Last Friday, 9.4.2021, class 7a of the Frutigen secondary school planted 400 trees. Under the guidance of district forester Martin Schenk and his colleagues, the pupils planted 100 pedunculate oaks, fluttering elms, black poplars and silver willows. This strengthens the floodplain forest along the Kander, which has many positive effects on climate, environment and biodiversity. In addition, the floodplain forest provides flood protection and improves water quality. The students were highly motivated and committed to the project, they were happy to contribute to nature conservation and want to pay even more attention to the climate in the future. Class teacher Jil Karl also had these goals with her participation in there-for-trees; she wanted to offer the students the opportunity to become active themselves, to experience something and at the same time to sensitise them for this topic. Many thanks for the donations so far, which make all this possible.

Various media such as the Frutigländer, the Berner Oberländer and TeleBärn have also reported on the campaign. This of course helps a great deal so that there-for-trees can continue to grow.

We are extremely happy about this great day and the enthusiasm of all participants. We are looking forward to hopefully many more plantings and are already in contact with about 15 other school classes. For this we need your support again. Thank you very much.

175 trees planted in Uster

35 pupils started the climate protection project there-for-trees in Uster. In perfect weather and with great guidance from forester Benjamin Kistner, 175 sessile oaks were planted. A great start to the project!

The first plantings in Uster on Thursday the 25th and Friday the 26th of March 2021 were a complete success. Two motivated school classes with a total of 35 pupils showed great commitment and planted 175 sessile oaks within two days - far more than the target of 40 to 50 trees per day! In addition to the actual planting, the area was first prepared and important wildlife protection work was carried out afterwards. The pupils thus gained a comprehensive insight into the topic of tree planting. In addition to imparting knowledge about global warming and biodiversity loss, renaturation and reforestation have great potential to combat climate change. In 25 years, the trees planted in Uster can compensate for about 35 to 40 tonnes of CO2.

On Friday, 9 April 2021, the second planting will take place in Frutigen. 29 pupils will spend a day planting silver willows, black poplars, fluttering elms and English oaks in the Bernese Oberland and make an important contribution to climate protection in Switzerland.

The there-for-trees plantings are only possible thanks to donations. Support the Swiss climate protection project and promote knowledge transfer in schools and the renaturation and reforestation of forests in Switzerland. Watch the video of the first there-for-trees milestone i.e. the first planting in Uster.

First plantings of there-for-trees in Uster

The first trees are planted as part of the there-for-trees project. In Uster, two school classes will be involved in planting about 100 trees on 25 and 26 March. This will additionally serve as an important contribution to local biodiversity.

In the forest south-east of Uster, a total of 35 schoolchildren can look forward to a day full of experiences and learning on the 25th of March and the 26th of March. They will not only plant trees and help reforest the forest, they will also prepare the areas and pile up piles of sticks. An enormous number of insects will be able to find a home there and boost the biodiversity of the forest. All this serves a healthy forest and is very valuable for the climate and the environment.

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In the forest south-east of Uster, a total of 35 schoolchildren can look forward to a day full of experiences and learning on the 25th of March and the 26th of March. They will not only plant trees and help reforest the forest, they will also prepare the areas and pile up piles of sticks. An enormous number of insects will be able to find a home there and boost the biodiversity of the forest. All this serves a healthy forest and is very valuable for the climate and the environment.

The teacher of both classes is delighted about the outdoor experiences her pupils will have: "With there-for-trees, we are expanding our climate change lessons to include reforestation and biodiversity. Working on these topics not only theoretically, but also practically in the forest is extremely exciting for our pupils." The planting will take place under the guidance of forester Benjamin Kistner, who is fully committed to the project and is looking forward to the days with the young people in nature. The pupils have studied climate change in detail in class and can now experience a practical conclusion to the topic: becoming active themselves and getting to know the work in the forest.

We are very happy about the launch of there-for-trees and the first plantings. Once again, many thanks to all the donors who make all of this possible.

The first there-for-trees plantings - a big thank you for the donations!

The there-for-trees project, launched in 2020, makes an important contribution to climate protection and is being implemented with the first 5 tree planting days in Arosa, Frutigen and Uster - further plantings are planned.

After the launch of there-for-trees in 2020, the first tree plantations can be carried out in spring 2021 - taking into account special COVID-19 precautions. Thus, there-for-trees will make a first small but important contribution to reducing CO2 and helping to limit global warming.

The first 5 plantings will be carried out in Arosa, Frutigen and Uster in cooperation with local schools, foresters and municipalities. The planting days can be carried out thanks to the donations of more than CHF 25,000 received so far - including large donations and cooperations with the Rahn Group and DIVAS Asset Management AG. Depending on the location and local conditions, oaks, poplars, silver willows and many other tree species will be planted. In addition to the plantings, the transfer of knowledge in the classroom also plays a central role; the pupils deal with the issues of the climate and the environment in a number of ways.

At the moment, further plantings for 2021 are in planning. there-for-trees is collecting donations of CHF 15,000 in order to implement further tree planting days. Donate to there-for-trees and become active against climate change!

Goldbach Group AG 250 CHF
Susi Moser 150 CHF
SVIT Zürich 2'500 CHF
Susi Moser 200 CHF
Anonymous 5 CHF
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Janosch Bremauer 10 CHF
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Claudio Föhn 50 CHF
Marion Schmitz 50 CHF
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Pascal Jenny 100 CHF
Jennifer Hug 10 CHF
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Anonymous 25 CHF
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Christine Truppe 25 CHF
Nils Voegtli 50 CHF
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Meter über Meer 2'500 CHF
DIVAS Asset Management AG 5'000 CHF
Susi Moser 50 CHF
Nicole Leuzinger 145 CHF
Anonymous 375 CHF
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Doris Bücheli 25 CHF
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Generis AG 2'500 CHF
Arosa Tourismus 1'500 CHF
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Matthias Leuzinger 500 CHF
Jan Diener 150 CHF
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Anonymous 5 CHF
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RAHN-Group 15'000 CHF
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Susi Moser 100 CHF
Bühler AG 5'000 CHF
Jasna Jovanovic 25 CHF
Michael Schopper 100 CHF
Erich Küng 25 CHF
Anonymous 5 CHF
Global Real Estate Run 5'000 CHF
Anonymous 5 CHF
Janosch Bremauer 15 CHF
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Marion Schmitz 25 CHF
Anonymous 15 CHF
Marion Schmitz 25 CHF
Anonymous 25 CHF
Renato Bernhard 50 CHF
Nino 100 CHF
Sonja Kertész 50 CHF
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Anonymous 50 CHF
Karin Giger 150 CHF
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Arlette Santschi 60 CHF
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Daniel Zobrist 150 CHF
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Anonymous 100 CHF
Manuela Frabetti 100 CHF
DIVAS Asset Management AG 10'000 CHF
Peter Burger 25 CHF
Regina Schmid 100 CHF
Nicole Brun 100 CHF
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Janosch Bremauer 50 CHF
Jasna Jovanovic 25 CHF
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Thomas Mörgeli 50 CHF
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