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2012 National Arbor Day Awards

Award for Education Innovation

World Vision Australia’s Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Program—Victoria, Australia

World Vision Australia’s Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Program—Victoria, Australia

World Vision has helped people in some of the poorest parts of the world fight hunger and environmental degradation by planting and caring for trees. They help people identify “underground forests” that could sprout healthy trees given the right ingredients for growth. While people in many countries regularly chop shrubs and stumps for wood or use the land for grazing, World Vision teachers them to care for and re-vegetate to ensure the tree’s survival. In Niger, more than three million hectares have been re-vegetated using World Vision’s method. Many barren deserts are now expanded green space.

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Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.