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“PLANT FOR BETTER HABITATS, BETTER COMMUNITIES, AND A BETTER BARBADOS.”

ABOUT

The One Tree for Every Bajan Program offers Bajan’s an opportunity to help improve their environment, build habitat, increase biodiversity, sequester carbon and build climate resilience.

By partnering with One Tree for Every Bajan, you show your support for the many people in your community working to build a better tomorrow.

Through the One Tree for Every Bajan program, launched in January 2019, we’ve made a commitment to engage communities to co-create a better future for people and the planet.

GOALS

Through the One Tree for Every Bajan program, launched in January 2019, we have made a commitment to engage a diverse set of communities to co-create a better future for Barbados and its people. Our goals are to:
  • Build habitat, increase biodiversity, sequester carbon and build climate resilience,
  • Promote a culture of environmentally conscious volunteerism,
  • Create a movement of environmental stewardship in Barbados (inclusive of vulnerable groups),
  • Effectively leverage partnerships toward the long-term goal of planting One Tree for Every Bajan, and
  • Do our part in working towards the Government of Barbados’s 2030 net zero climate mitigation target goal of planting 1 million trees starting 2020.
Understanding that environmental stewardship is everyone’s concern and encouraged by the resounding response to the call to action, we’re expanding the program to include public and community spaces all over Barbados.
In identifying locations outside of Walkers Reserve we will be looking for three (3) enabling factors:
  • 1) irrigation (water — lots of it!),
  • 2) protection from animals and other threats, and
  • 3) periodic supervision to ensure that our plants get the care they need.
We’re not only working towards building awareness for trees and the vital role they play in our future, but making every attempt to ensure that our trees thrive. We’re excited for you to be a part of this movement.

GET INVOLVED

GIFT

on the One Tree for Every Bajan App (coming soon)

SIGN UP

for the One Tree for Every Bajan App (coming soon)

FOLLOW

@onetreeonebajan on Instagram and share your tree planting story. Tag us and we’ll share your story with the world! #1tree1bajan

CONNECT

with [email protected] to see how you can make an impact

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Are you already planting trees? Do you have plans to plant trees? You can join the movement by tagging and using our hashtags and in turn, we can promote you as a One Tree Hero on our media platforms. Tell us how many trees you have planted, and we can add it to our goal of 285,000 trees and the national goal of 1 million. Every tree counts!

Planting One Tree for Every Bajan — 285,000 Trees — is no small feat. We need to get everyone on board in creating a movement where Bajans and all who visit our island’s shores are excited and enthusiastic to plant trees and build a better Barbados for all.

#1TREE1BAJAN

Learn more about the movement through our downloadable brochures.

GENESIS

The project started with catalyzing corporate social responsibility, academic, and community resources to join WIRRED in the much-needed work of restoring the fragile dune ecosystem of Walkers Beach, the largest nesting site for the giant, endangered Leatherback Turtle on the East Coast, St. Andrew.
In the first phase of the Walkers Beach Dune Restoration Project we collaborated with Bellairs Research Institute of McGill University, Barbados Sea Turtle Project, National Conservation Commission, Waste 0, Coastal Zone Management Unit, UNDP, Slow Fish Barbados, and the Caribbean Permaculture Research Institute (CPRI) to develop a sound scientific methodology for restoration.
Through the collective effort of WIRRED and our project partners, including the public, we intend to plant the indigenous trees which have specific adaptations to the beach environment and are needed to restore the fragile dune ecosystem of Walkers Beach.
Understanding the vital role of trees as carbon sequesters, habitat builders, and biodiversity conservers, we intend to systematically expand the One Tree project to include public and community spaces all over Barbados.
We are constantly reevaluating our planting patterns and looking for new innovative ways to keep our trees protected and alive.
Remember, as we scale to community spaces we will look for those three (3) critical enabling factors:
  • 1) irrigation (water - lots of it!),
  • 2) protection from animals and other threats and
  • 3) periodic supervision to ensure that our plants get the care they need.