Join schools across the UK to plant a million trees for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Two collectives championing community action - the Million Tree Pledge and One Britain One Nation (OBON) - are coming together to work with schools on a tree-planting initiative to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Through the Million Tree Jubilee campaign, OBON will play its part in addressing the climate emergency with an initiative that will make a difference for future generations, and leave a lasting legacy to recognise Her Majesty’s service to the nation.

We’re asking schools across the UK to support our pledge to plant a million trees.

Planting 1 million trees is a collective ambition possible through fundraising at schools over the coming months. The campaign aims to give every child the opportunity to champion the British value of respect for our environment and have a role in creating forests for the future.

Many schools will also be commemorating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and supporting the Queen's Green Canopy Initiative by planting a native tree in their school grounds.

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One Britain One Nation

One Britain One Nation (OBON) is a national organisation operating as a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC) and has no political or religious aspirations.

OBON has a vision of bringing the people of our country together to create a sense of national unity and pride. It wants to create a spirit of inclusion with a common purpose of creating a fair, harmonious and a proud British Nation where there is a strong and a shared sense of belonging for all our people. It wants to promote the concept of good citizenship and draw people together as families and communities, a symbol of a united, inclusive Britain where everyone will aspire to play an important role in the life of our Nation.

OBON wants to create a spirit of inclusion with a collective purpose and a common future where we all seek to eliminate hatred, intolerance and discrimination of all kinds in order to promote that peaceful and respectful coexistence of all communities.

The Million Tree Pledge

The Million Tree Pledge is a collective of businesses and ambitious individuals who have pledged to plant 1 million trees each.

Launched on Earth Day in April 2021, this group of SMEs is making massive waves, having collectively planted more than 5 million trees by the end of 2021.


We are a B-Corp certified platform for real climate action, facilitating the funding of the best climate crisis solutions and tree-planting around the world.

Our mission is to reduce 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant millions of trees every year. We created Ecologi so people like you have the opportunity to take real climate action.

We use 15% of unique purchases and 22.5% of subscriptions to run and grow Ecologi, whilst the rest goes directly to the projects supported. Transparency is key to us, so take a look at our Public Impact and Operations Ledger and dig into our membership dashboard for insights.

Ecologi is the Million Tree Pledge’s main tree-planting partner, working closely with this inspiring group of businesses to reach their ambitious target.

Your Questions Answered

Forest restoration and reforestation are well-known climate solutions because of trees’ ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere and store it in their biomass.

This carbon absorption ability is entirely natural, and far exceeds the efficiency of any man-made carbon removal tech that currently exists.

As well as carbon sequestration though, planting trees is a wonderful thing to do for a number of other reasons:

  • Trees provide habitat, shade, shelter, and food for local wildlife. Planting trees therefore supports biodiversity and helps to prevent species loss.
  • Trees can provide products that local community members can sell – like fruits and nuts – without harming the trees themselves.
  • Degraded soil increases the risk of natural hazards like landslides, and the roots of trees help to stabilise the soil and minimise this risk for local communities.
  • Trees can help to purify air and water sources, providing better health outcomes for local communities.
  • Coastal tree species like mangroves provide excellent natural barriers which protect the shoreline from storms.
  • Trees make us feel better: research suggests they have a positive impact on our mental health.

Trees will be planted in Madagascar, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Kenya and Uganda. Ecologi work with partners such as Eden Reforestation Projects, who have an ‘employ to plant’ methodology which ensures reforestation projects become a source of stable employment for communities and contribute towards socio-economic growth.

We scrutinise our reforestation partners carefully based on a number of important criteria including ecological credentials, experience, monitoring and reporting capabilities, reputation and labour practices.

Ecologi’s partners are required to provide comprehensive reports to us on a regular basis, detailing planting numbers and descriptive updates, as well as GPS-tagged images. We monitor these internally, and we share the best photos with you on our social channels when they come in. These partners are also routinely audited by third parties to verify the figures they give.

A core part of our partnerships with our reforestation partners is that they are responsible not just for putting a tree in the ground, but ensuring that it has the best chance to survive and thrive once it’s there. Generally speaking, on our mass reforestation sites, our partners are able to achieve a survival rate of around 80-85%.

It’s important to note that no organisation can guarantee with 100% certainty that a forest is permanently impervious to all risks – but there are lots of steps we can take to minimise these risks with the forestry projects we support. From Ecologi’s side, this folds into our due diligence processes when we select reforestation partners to work with, and also the types of projects we support. One of the great reasons for supporting mangroves is because they are a coastal species, meaning the risk of being destroyed by wildfires is minimised.

Check out Ecologi’s FAQs to find out more about our responsible reforestation projects.