Because of Covid-19, we replaced this semester’s program by an online version. On our blog, you find lots of interesting reads and videos. Enjoy!

Watch our Tree Talks online

30 April 2020

The Tree Talks are a series of three lectures about companies that plant trees. In a short lecture (15 to 20 minutes) with a Q&A session afterwards, they explained how they manage their businesses, how they plant trees… The Tree Talks were organized during our Sustainability Week.

The Green Office promised to plant trees depending on the number of live viewers on Facebook. We were able to support Click a Tree and Trees for Farmers for planting 60 trees.

1. Hommes et Terre

Hommes et Terre is a Belgian company founded by KU Leuven alumni. They partnered up with Ecosia and now plant 20% of Ecosia’s trees! In this lecture they explain how they manage their tree planting projects in the Sahel region.

2. Click a Tree

Chris will talk about Click A Tree, a start-up established to simplify sustainability for everyone anywhere. “Fighting climate change, creating habitat and full-time jobs” just by booking your trips on clickatree.com.

3. Trees for Farmers

Wouter will talk about Trees for Famers, a reforestation project in Ethiopia with his origins at KU Leuven, and still strongly connected with the university. Trees for Famers develops planting strategies to create a balance between new plantations and caring for existing ones. For more info, please visit https://treesforfarmers.wordpress.com/.