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Compassion Tree Project


Compassion Tree Project CTP

Photo by Nikola Jovanovic on Unsplash

The goal of the Compassion Tree Project (CTP) is to help return Earth to her vibrancy by regreening the world locally, regionally, nationally – far beyond our borders, wherever we live. Imagine a tree, or grove of trees in every yard, on every school and university campus, on the property of every faith and peace institution. Imagine Compassion Trees planted in parks, green spaces and public areas in every community - each tree representing the commitment and responsibility of ensuring a healthy planet for future generations.

The Compassion Tree Project is not only about planting 7.7 billion indigenous trees – each tree representing each person on the planet - it’s also about re-greening our communities with other native plants, especially pollinator species as well as plants that provide food and medicinal benefits to local residents. It’s about agro-forestry, reforestation, and of course, protecting already existing stands of trees, especially old-growth stands.


The children’s choir from Lal Lal School in Australia singing “Tree by Tree by Tree’ written by renowned Disney composer Alan

What Can You Do?

  1. Plant a Seed: Be a leader in this regreening effort by planting a tree or grove at your city/school/place of worship/organization. Join us and be featured on our webpage(s) as one of our pilot communities/partners.
  2. Share the Fruit: Donate to the Compassion Tree Project to support the sowing of seeds and planting of seedlings in already existing regreening efforts around the world such as the Green World Campaign.
  3. Branch out: Connect with other organizations and get them to participate in the CTP. These reach-outs will produce the Leaves/Flowers/Fruits of the Compassion Tree Project.
  4. Go to local arborists and greenhouses for tree donations; consult local experts (including universities) for suggestions about indigenous trees and donations to plant trees in your community. Connect with local experts, including universities.
  5. Plant groves of biodiverse trees. It may be that the children of diverse communities, even those that are in conflict, can together create places of peace and reconciliation that will be there for generations.
  6. Plant biodiverse “agroforestry” gardens in schools for extra nutrition and eco-education. Donate extra harvest to the homeless and others in need.
  7. Support organizations like Green World Campaign that are planting trees and regenerating communities and landscapes in the places on the front lines of climate change in the tropical belt.
  8. Think of how you can help build a “Regenerative Society” in your areas of interest and professional expertise, whether in industry, culture and the arts, education, food, justice, etc.
  9. Get others in your community enthused about the project.
  10. Connect with local indigenous people, the original inhabitants of the land who still hold the traditions and “biocultural” knowledge of how to live in harmony with nature in your own locality.
  11. Put on a “Tree by Tree by Tree” choral concert to raise awareness in your community and funds for regenerative action (we will license this song by Oscar, Grammy, andTony Award-winning Disney composer Alan Menken “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” etc.)
  12. Purchase or order your Compassion Tree Plaque (optional).
  13. Donate to The Compassion Tree Project.
  14. Think of your own way (and let us know about it) to support Compassion Tree groves in every major city, on every school and university campus, on the properties of every church, mosque and other places of worship, on the property of every peace organization, in backyards across the globe, each expressing their commitment to ReGreen the World in One Generation.
  15. Think big. Act bold. Be audacious. The climate scientists of the IPCC say we need to undertake a transformation of our global society at a speed and scale unprecedented in human history. What an exciting challenge for a green moonshot—let’s do it!


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