“If each one of us plants a tree, one day we will have a forest„
Years of history
Make this idea grow
“Plantar o Futuro” is based on the idea that small actions can lead to great things. Case in point, if every one of us plants a tree, one day it will make up a forest. With this in mind, we want to challenge the University of Aveiro’s new students to adopt a native tree, care for it, and finally, plant it and help raise a forest!
Organised by Agora Aveiro, in collaboration with the University of Aveiro’s Grupo para a Sustentabilidade and the Municipality of Estarreja, Plantar o Futuro represents a movement for the defence and growth of the native forest and its role in climate change mitigation, forest fire resilience and biodiversity conservation.
Between willows, alders, oaks, poplars, and ashes, last edition (2019/2020), we gave away 1558 trees at the University of Aveiro, in October. During February and March, over 200 volunteers planted 1293 trees in BioRia, located in Estarreja. These trees will aid the recovery of the Portuguese native forest and the biodiversity that depends on it.
The project branches into three separate, but complementary activities, directed at different demographics: “Plantar o Futuro”, mainly directed at the university students; “Semear o Futuro”, aimed at primary school children; and “Green Friday”, with a greater emphasis on the general community and local commerce.