The Kil­i­man­jaro Project Up­dated

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IN THE LAST EDI­TION OF In­Flight WE IN­CLUDED AN AR­TI­CLE ABOUT THE KIL­I­MAN­JARO PROJECT, IN­NO­VA­TIVE ART-FOR-CHANGE AIM­ING TO CRE­ATE AWARE­NESS ABOUT CLI­MATE CHANGE BY DRAP­ING AFRICA’S HIGH­EST MOUN­TAIN IN COLOUR­FUL FAB­RIC. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME DE­VEL­OP­MENTS SINCE THEN, SO WE CHECKED IN WITH THEM FOR AN UPDATE.

The Kil­i­man­jaro Project is in now full swing, hav­ing shifted its main fo­cus from an art in­stal­la­tion on Kil­i­man­jaro to a largescale tree-plant­ing ini­tia­tive. While cre­ativ­ity and art play an im­por­tant part in com­mu­ni­cat­ing the need to “Act Now”, Sarah Scott, project co-founder and cre­ative lead, re­alised that rais­ing aware­ness around cli­mate change was not enough; she had to in­spire ac­tion. And the best way to in­spire ac­tion is to take ac­tion your­self!

Af­ter care­ful study and con­sid­er­a­tion of what has been hap­pen­ing on the moun­tain – with glaciers dis­ap­pear­ing and rain­fall dras­ti­cally de­creas­ing – the Kil­i­man­jaro Project team de­cided to fo­cus on a long-term tree-plant­ing ini­tia­tive, kick­ing off by plant­ing1,000,000 trees as an Ear th Day Project on 23rd April, as part of a 50 mil­lion tree plant­ing ini­tia­tive over the next 10 years.The goal of this ini­tia­tive is to bring more rain­fall to the Kil­i­man­jaro Re­gion by plant­ing mil­lions of trees.

They’re part­ner­ing with lo­cal govern­ment, nurs­ery own­ers, churches, mosques and schools to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether to plant th­ese trees, thus also grow­ing the ini­tia­tive into a com­mu­nity ac­tion project. More than 300,000 trees are cur­rently grow­ing in nurs­eries across the re­gion, and more are be­ing planted ev­ery day.

You can join in and be­come a rain­maker by sup­port­ing their crowd­fund­ing cam­paign at www.crow­drise.com/trees-4-kil­i­man­jaro and re­ceive your badge of hon­our!

If you would like to get in­volved with the project, vol­un­teer or con­trib­ute as a spon­sor or in a larger ca­pac­ity, please visit www.thek­il­i­man­jaro­pro­ject.org or send an email to sarah@thek­il­i­man­jaro­pro­ject.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the project, search for the Kil­i­man­jaro Project video on YouTube or fol­low them on the fol­low­ing so­cial me­dia sites: thek­ilipro­ject

@thek­ilipro­ject

The Kil­i­man­jaro Project

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