Project Title: Plant More Tree
Theme: Plant Your Mind, Plant a Tree, Save Earth
Duration: Jan-Feb, 2013
Where: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today. AIESEC all over the world have one common vision, which to foster peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential. For more information, please read details on: http://www.aiesec.org
About AIESEC in Cambodia
AIESEC Cambodia is part of the AIESEC network, which is present in 113 countries with over 86,000 members. Currently, AIESEC Cambodia has more than 300 members, from 10 universities in Cambodia.
AIESEC in Cambodia envisions to be the first choice platform for youth empowerment towards the development and global relevance of Cambodia. Mission: AIESEC develops global leaders by running various global leadership and exchange programs. AIESEC Cambodia’s objective is to be one of the top performing countries in the AIESEC network, developing young leaders as well as providing powerful development experiences through our traineeships. For more information, please go to: http://www.aiesec.org.kh
About AIESEC NUM and UP
AIESEC NUM and UP, the name is formed by a founder who is engaging in two universities National University of Management and University of Puthisatra in 2009. It is one of the five sub-units of AIESEC Cambodia. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/AIESECNUMUP.
In respond to such social challenges, AIESEC establishes a program called In-Coming Global Community Development Program (iGCDP). iGCDP is a vibrant means which allows AIESEC network throughout the globe initiate various projects within their own countries and bring various international talented, committed university students by partnering with AIESEC entities from other countries within and outside the region.
In this winter, through iGCDP, Local Committee AIESEC NUM and UP is going to operate a project of “Plant More Tree”.
Plant More Tree Project is one of the projects in AIESEC NUM and UP, aims to provide platforms and opportunity for Cambodian youth to protect deforestation issue in Cambodia by involving more in promote self awareness in the field and especially take immediate actions to prevent it.
“Cambodia has one of the worst deforestation rates in the world. Since 1970, Cambodia’s primary rainforest cover went from over 70 percent in 1970 to 3.1 percent today. The overall rate of total forest loss has jumped nearly 75 percent since the close of the 1990s. Today less than 322,000 hectares of primary forest remain.”
“Cambodia is home to some 521 species of birds, 127 mammals, and 116 reptiles; although recent census counts indicate that some species are locally extinct in the country. Deforestation in Cambodia also results from subsistence activities, notably the collection of fuel wood and clearing for agriculture. The hunting of wildlife as bush meat is widespread in the country, while mining for gold, bauxite, and iron is increasingly a threat to Cambodia’s forests as well.”
Plant More Tree Project
As we see the risk in our forestry, and we are frightened that our next generations won’t see what a tree looks like, won’t be sense a tree’ freshness, thus our team would like to propose this project to let it be the change to Cambodian people particularly youth to understand the importance of forestry existence, know the risk of forestry loss, and possess with environmental protection sense, we will not let them only plant tree but also plant their own mind with GREEN heart, which youth will be living with Green mindset. With this mindset, they will grow with plant love heart; so that they will protect it from no matter of whatever harm it. And with this mindset, they will pass it to next generations to have such Green heart as well. Plant More Tree Project is initiated with this ambitious vision.
- To engage more than 500 youths in Cambodia about the awareness of the deforestation issues, natural resource depletion issues and other related issues.
- To deliver global learning and sharing environment to Cambodian youths with international youths.
- To make Cambodian youths have Greener hearts that will be living in environmental protection sense through providing global perspective, understanding and examples related to the issues, debating about the related-issue motions and taking immediate actions to deal with the issues.