What is WeNeedTrees Association?
WeNeedTrees.net is a non-profit Swiss association based in Geneva, Switzerland, that was founded by Mohammad Tajeran in 2014. Mr. Tajeran has been traveling the world on bicycle since 2007, and as of September 2015, has logged over 57,000 kilometers, while promoting love and respect for nature and emphasizing the importance of a healthy and sustainable environment for the well-being of mankind. He does this by visiting schools, speaking and dialoguing with students, bringing out the tree as a universal symbol of life and giving. As of March 2015, Mr. Tajeran has visited 160 schools in 47 countries and, with the help of students and individuals, has planted 990 trees along side with students. Inspired by his travels and warm, welcoming receptions, he decided in 2014 to start a non-profit association to empower like-minded individuals to join him in promoting and continuing his work at the local levels.
The mission of WeNeedTrees Association is to educate and build awareness of the importance of each individual’s role in sustaining a healthy environment through Love and Respect for nature. Love and Respect for nature provides Hope for a better world.
The Association will develop resources for teachers and students to help with an understanding and appreciation of the importance of trees in our well-being and the well-being of the planet to sustain life as we know it.
Aims of the Association :
To build a multi-country association to further the cause of WeNeedTrees.
To empower individuals to take action based on the attitudes and values of Love, Respect, and Hope, through the universal symbol of a tree, a symbol of life and giving.
Association activities on our journey to address our aims
Develop educational resources specific to WeNeedTrees.
Develop stories around trees that can be used as vehicles for supporting philosophical discussions with young children, promoting the attitudes and mindsets for Love and Respect.
Develop events that promote the values and attitudes of Respect, Love, and Hope, centered around cycling and tree planting initiatives.
Build world-wide memberships, where members can form world-wide, common alliances.
I met Mohammad when he was sitting across the lunch table from me at my school. We often have visitors, people observing a Montessori school for their training, but they are usually local people. Sometimes they are visiting and speak only English, as I heard Mohammad speak English I immediately asked him about his visit. I was very surprised to learn that he was there to plant a tree and talk to the children about why we need trees. For me this was a great opportunity to have the children connect to larger world through an actual person,
On Friday 8 Mar 2013, the last day of last week of winter in Iran, a group of people and the members of " DOLFAK'' Climbing group gathered at the highest place in Lahidjan called "BameSabz" to plant 360 Tree saplings (300 Chestnuts and 60 Pine trees ) in order tocelebrate the tree plantingday. About 80 men and women participated in this program with cooperation of the Natural Resources Office and "Ahrar" telecabin Co. It was planned to plant 60 pinesaplings in the area around the First Station of telecabin and 300 chestnuts in second station...
In the last month of winter, a few weeks to spring in Iran, a group of environmentalists and the members of " We Need Trees " project, at Friday 22th Feb 2013 , had a gathering near Dehbaar village ( 30km from Mashhad ) to plant 400 Juniper trees ( in Persian= Ors ) to celebrate spring coming.&nb
In the last month of winter, a few weeks to spring in Iran, a group of environmentalists and the members of " We Need Trees " project, at Friday 22th Feb 2013 , had a gathering near Dehbaar village ( 30km from Mashhad ) to plant 400 Juniper trees ( in Persian= Ors ) to celebrate spring coming. Around 150 men and women, old and young, take part in this project with cooperation of We Need Trees project and Forrests and Natural Resources and Miniature Cosp;Around 150 men and women, old and young.....
I have been in Tehran for a long time which is absolutely not my style. It is getting too much and I am ready to leave now. I should start standing on my own feet and move on to create something. Hardly I can create something while I am stuck somewhere. Tonight I am going to pack to stat cycling through Iran.
Up to March 9 Current location : Tehran _ Iran KMs cycled : 65470 km Days on the road : 26950` Countries I have cycled : 52 School visited : 193 Workshops in schools : 536 Trees planted : 1221 Next destination : Cycling through Iran... Longest distance in one day : 318.8 km Next Event : Looking for