One Million Tree Planting



The One Million Trees Planting Campaign was launched in July 2013 by Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Initiative (CESI) as part of their development goal on Biodiversity and Climate Change (A post-2015 ‘milestone’ on environment and sustainability) in response to the threat of global warming.

Therefore, in support of the realization of the strategy, CESI, profound partners, affiliated members, associates and stakeholders, aims to plant more than one million trees throughout the country every year.
The Green Uganda Environment Strategy: “One Million Trees Planting Agenda.” Campaign is a nationwide tree planting initiative of People, communities, businesses, industry, civil society organizations and governments departments are also encouraged to enter tree planting activities in their areas of operation. The campaign encourages planting of indigenous and fruited trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.

The campaign will plant One Million trees in 12 months, with the target to be increased to 8 Million trees in a period of seven years from 2014-2020.

Presently free seedling distribution and tree planting campaign is going on throughout the country and its being executed by Green beneficiaries, Green Ambassadors, CESI National Volunteers, affiliate members, CSO’s, Government Ministries and Departments and well-wishers.

To receive free tree seedlings of indigenous species and other fruited tree seedlings, you don’t need to have money with you, just down load and fill a Pdf Form our beneficiary form and to those who cannot access internet; you can contact us by visiting our registered office (Rural Community) on:

Registered Office (Rural community)

P.O.Box 2045 Jinja-Uganda

Office Line: +256 393 280 459    

Direct Line: +256 772 955 877

Email: campaign@cesiug.org,

Website:  http://www.cesiug.org/onemilliontreeplanting


Field Project Offices

Website: www.cesiug.org/contact/regionalfieldsoffice

Activities under One Million tree Planting Agenda

  • Seed forecasting and collection
  • Nursery bed development
  • Workshops, training and mentoring new technical staff/volunteers and Green Ambassadors
  • Media awareness campaign
  • Filming Documentaries
  • Designing climate change posters
  • Environmental School competition (Environmental Young Reporters (EYR) and 21 Green days Competition
  • Educating and Training National Youth Volunteers, Green beneficiaries and ambassadors
  • Tree planting
  • Free seedling distribution
  • Research on agro ecological zones
  • Voluntary Community out reach

Act Green

The One Million Trees Planting Agenda was launched to remind people to be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life. The main objective of the site/link is to increase the awareness of environmental issues that affect the future of the planet.

It is important to note that even though the problem of global economy is huge, each one of us can make a difference if we decide to fine tune our lifestyle.

4 Ways You Can Act Now

Tell your friends & colleagues the importance of planting for the future.

Join the Plant for the future Ambassador program and make a difference to your                community.

Contribute your Green Success story, so others can benefit from it.

  Download Plant for the future resources

Green Ambassadors Program

Conserving our planet transcends race, gender, ethnicity, religion and political orientation. It is one characteristic we share, we reside on this planet, and we have to cooperate to preserve it. It is the one hope for future that can unite us.

Global warming is thus a contradiction to us, but if we work together, it can save us on more than a physical level, for just as it takes baby steps to change our environmental behavior, those same steps can be catalysts to changing our socio-political behavior. Going green can be the global movement of the 21st century, much like the movements that defined and transformed the twentieth, for the better. So, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving green a chance.

Green Ambassadors Program is a CESI’s initiative to try and reach as many people as possible, in institutions like (Schools, Hospitals/Health Centres, barracks, prisons, Religious Centres, Police and Prison grounds), Industrial and recreational parks, Depleted forests or in Places where trees have never existed and local communities across the country to spread the awareness and importance of ‘Planting for the future’. Your support gives this program the independence and flexibility needed to tackle some of the most compelling issues of our time. Become a plant for the future Ambassador and join the global family of volunteers working together to build a positive and sustainable future.

We are not asking for any financial assistance. Only a few hours a week or a month will help reach out to people in your immediate community and make a substantial difference to the future of our planet.
Once you register with us, we will provide you access to our Green Resource Guides and an interactive quiz, which will help you to present the One million planting Agenda message to your neighborhood schools, colleges, associations, relatives, friends and colleagues.


What we have done

Under this Agenda, we have carried out sensitization workshops to communities across Uganda. Our work with indigenous communities and partner organizations has helped establish 170 nurseries. We’ve given out 2,500,000 seeds and planted 4,500,000 trees

Start a Project

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Do you live in a deforested area, near land with depleted soil, in a flood or drought area? If you’re already trying to plant trees or willing to get involved, your area may qualify for free seeds or other assistance. Fill out this form and our concerned department will be in touch with you shortly. Please note that our project is nonprofit so DO NOT commercialize it.


Project Information

Please answer the following questions regarding your project. We will use the information you provide to determine how we can assist your efforts; the more detail you provide the better we will be able to help you.

1. Describe local agricultural and environmental problems and how planting trees and agro forestry technologies can help alleviate those problems.

2. Describe the scope of the project, including the number of villages, families, hectares, and trees.

3. Tell us about yourself and your organization – what experience do you have leading tree planting projects, who do you work with, and what type of work do you do?

4. Please describe the environment and climate where you will be working (temperature, rainfall, slope, soils), so that we can provide good advice and the correct tree seeds.

5. What species of trees are you interested in planting?

Click on the button below to submit your information. We will be in touch shortly.

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Partner Now

In business, green is the new black. If you’d like to showcase your company’s commitment to environmental responsibility, we can help.

Businesses and nonprofit organizations who partner with us have grown by showcasing their environmental commitment through our one million tree planting agenda. Customers and donors alike respond to the organization’s promise to plant a tree in return for a customer action, such as purchasing a product or joining an organization. Putting our “We’ve Donated” button on the home page helps win a positive response from site visitors.

With this level of support, partners are recognized on our website with their Company Name, Logo, a link to their website, and a 50 word description of their organization and/or what the partnership means to them.

In addition to this recognition, all partners receive access to TFTF marketing materials to use in promoting the partnership in their marketing materials.

We greatly appreciate all of our partnerships; at every level we couldn’t achieve our goals without them!