Archive for the ‘21 September’ Category

Each year, 21 September is the international day against tree monocultures. Friends of the Earth International put out the press release (below), with links to a series of videos on the impacts of plantations (in Spanish).



A new video from Global Justice Ecology Project about GE trees in the USA. The video was released on 21 September 2010 – International Day Against Tree Monocultures.

GJEP’s press release is available here.

Ecodoc in South Africa produced this great video of the International Declaration: Stop the expansion of monoculture tree plantations!:


World Rainforest Movement’s new animation “Defend life” graphically illustrates the problems of industrial tree plantations. Click on the image below to watch the animation:

Defend life

21 September is the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. For some background about the significance of the date, see this post from last year: “International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations“.

This year, a group of people from different continents has produced an International Declaration and they are collecting signatures. To sign on, please click here.


This month’s World Rainforest Movement Bulletin focusses on the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. The Bulletin looks at why a campaign against industrial tree plantations is so important, provides materials to support the campaign as well as news and analysis from plantation struggles around the world.

Here are the contents of the Bulletin, followed by a press release about the International Day Against Monocultures.

The International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations has its roots in Brazil, where 21 September is the “Day of the Tree”. Activists campaigning against industrial tree plantations chose this symbolic date for a National Day of Struggle in Brazil against Monoculture Tree Plantations.


– September 21st: International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations

In many southern countries monoculture tree plantations are advancing rapidly, causing serious negative impacts on local communities as well as on the environment.