Mission

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

 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.

 

 

Funding

The funding for the Association will come from membership dues, sales of books on environmental issues, branded clothing, donations and proceeds from various events.

 

Staffing

The Association is governed by its bylaws and will be managed by a board of directors and others who will volunteer their time, energy and talents.
To build on the success of Mr. Tajeran, the Association wants to develop country level organizations, manned by volunteers, to engage in dialogue and discussions with students in schools around the principles of Love, Respect, and Hope, and how these attitudes affect our actions. The values and attitudes of Love, Respect, and Hope are at the core of WeNeedTrees.
 The association is a volunteer organization and none of the directors or country level organizations will be compensated in any way.  All directors and country level volunteers are paying members.

 

Use of Funds

The funds will be used to develop the educational material, videos, clothing and to support the any costs associated to the website development and it maintenance.

Our Strategy to start

In 2015, we begin a pilot project in Guatemala, Canada and Iran, developing country level teams. Concurrently we are developing a curriculum that can be led by facilitators in school.
Between now and September 2016, we re building up our membership and locating volunteers who might serve as facilitator in their home countries.