Green Games Community and Trillion Trees Game tree planting platform for game developers, gamers and publishers

The Green Games and Trillion Trees Initiative develops innovative concepts and projects for sustainable IT and game developments. The future community platform and social networks will connect game developers, publishers, gamers and many other branches together for global sustainability, climate and environmental goals. This will motivate and support especially species, climate and environmental protection actions as well as organizations. The actions, initiatives and projects also promote more environmentally friendly behaviour.

Big Thanks to ESA for this Global Map of Biomes. Satellite imagery and GIS will be used in the future game.

The founder of Change Games and Greening Deserts launched the first developments for the Trillion Trees Game in 2020 in Leipzig. The game is not just a simple tree planting game, AAA game or larger indie game development. It will be an online game and a platform with many games. People will be able to play mini-games and indie games directly in the game, and they can start other games outside directly through the game. If the games are played in the Trillion Trees Game or special actions and events are started in external connected games, real trees will be planted in the real world. It depends on how much and how long you play, extra tree points can be collected. Later, special tasks, actions, events, achievements and challenges will support special reforestation or forestation projects and conservation actions. Other tree planting, renewable energy projects, recycling actions and important environmental projects, organizations or even movements can then also be supported with appropriate support from the Green Games and Trillion Trees Game Community. Sponsors, grants, and innovative funding models from around the world can accelerate and improve the projects. So the platform and network can bring together not only the game industry and industry, but also some other important industries as well as climate, nature and environmental organizations. The media, culture, IT and global technology industries can benefit as well, especially industries like cleantech, greentech and green IT. Many additional jobs could be created.

The game will be realized with highest performance and quality standards such as modular game design, API connectivity, cross applications, green coding, energy efficient cloud streaming for many popular devices in the future. Accessibility, usability and different uses on the platform are considered and optimized over time like other services – such as energy efficient streaming or scaling for diverse devices like smartphones and tablets. More innovative details can be found in the game design papers and concept of Trillion Trees Game development. Experienced game developers are invited to integrate suitable developments. Meant are not only whole games, but also elements or parts like art, graphics, audio or music and sounds.

Games change games. Game developers, publishers and gamers can be real game changers in relation to environment, innovation and ecological gaming.

Game developers, publishers, game consumers or gamers and all branches have to do with game industry should overthink their real impacts on climate and environment. It is not just about energy efficiency, preventing or saving CO2 like many organizations or even institutions want to suggest. It’s about all the factors in relation, starting with first game developments and using resources and services. The impacts of video games on environment and climate change rise up by cloud gaming, game and video streaming plus all the media produced for platforms like Twitch or Youtube. Some games, esport gamers, streamers and let’s players wasting much resources and energy without really knowing their impact. Think about all the productions, supply chains, resources, main and side events, advertising, marketing, promotion, media streaming, etc… what the most people see is just the tip of the iceberg. That’s why Change Games started in 2017 the Green Games community which is now a global movement.

It would be good if more media, Global Game Jams and other game events would take more care of the important issues and points, for example on the topic of energy efficiency, recycling and the environment. The founder visited many events like Gamescom and Games Week in Berlin, also to educate and inform the industry – especially in the field of eSports and online gaming. Unfortunately, when it came to the point of environment and responsibility, there was often a lot of disinterest, misunderstanding or ignorance – who likes to admit mistakes. Mostly only the old typical arguments and problems came, which they try to cope with. It’s sad that nothing or so little has changed for the better over the years, things have even gotten worse, for example in terms of energy consumption. The game industry doesn’t have much time left to change course. Green Games consultants and game experts can help! Just ask, let’s support each other and use our work, services and projects directly or indirectly, like recommendations for other good services and solutions we have found over the years.

The game branch made a lot of extra money during the crisis, the energy and video game consumption was higher than ever before. Now it is time that the game branch or industry takes responsibility and starts finanlly to challenge the most serious problems like the energy consumption, reducing overproduction, improving the supply chains and work conditions by more sustainable production and working. The maybe most important issues in 2021 are carbon footprint of industries like fossil, media, tech, IT and game industry.

Game developers, gamers and publishers should understand the impacts of console, computer and video games on environment, climate change and global warming! Just a few examples for the energy consumption and inequalities. Online gaming in California consumes more energy than the entire population of Ghana or Ethiopia in Africa. Bitcoin mining more than Bangladesh or Nigeria. It’s not just about energy waste, ewaste or carbon footprint. 2021 e-waste is surging at 57.4 million tons with just 17.4% was recycled as per 2019 figures. E-waste impacts climate, environment, health and global warming. E-waste recycling emits emerging synthetic antioxidants. Recycling ewaste requires energy, resources, tech and IT again!

The video game industry is partwise responsible for generating mountains of toxic e-waste and plastics that leach hazardous chemicals into the ground and waters. 91% of worldwide plastics wasn’t recycled, billions of tons of plastic have been made and much of it has becoming trash, litter and microplastics. More than 99% of plastics are produced from chemicals derived from oil, natural gas and coal – which are dirty and non-renewable resources. Only 9% of all plastic waste has been recycled. A main problem is the use of too much plastics and plastic packaging. It is similar with other electronic equipment, gamer gear, high-end gaming PCs, notebooks and countless smartphones. So much models and overproduction of hardware over the half of humanity never can use or will be e-waste after short use. Too less people use their stuff over many years, repair or reuse it by upcycling. More game-related businesses should see these facts, chances and opportunities – not just the recycling.

Do you know the ecological footprints, climate change and environmental impacts of the world?

To be more aware and to care more about we reported about these topics with the Green Games community. We want to integrate special cleantech and recycling programs on the Trillion Trees Game platform in future, for example renewable energy generation by solar and wind power. For example, you can then support local communities in your own region or other regions – such as reducing overconsumption or overproduction and improving renewable energy, recycling, repair and upcycling. This is particularly beneficial to poor countries such as in Africa, Asia or South America. Read more about climate change and environmental impacts of e-waste and video games on our social pages. We want build a special team for all major networks and platforms in the future. When we finally get proper support after many years, we can set this up in 2022, that is when active and financial support for the projects will be offered or proposed. Because to date, sustainability and environmental protection are not really promoted in the games industry.

The video game industry is bigger than the sports and movie industry combined! If there are no real regulations to reduce the bad impacts on climate, humanity will fail to stop the climate crisis. Green Games and Green IT could change that! Read more about on the social networks like Twitter. We will build a special team in future just for all the networks and platforms.

We invite all people with courage to join and support our ongoing project developments. Individual game developers and game studios are welcome to participate in a joint venture, for example with an extra team. In future spaces at the Urban Greening Camp there will be a lot of space, a lot of interesting work and of course a lot of fun. At the moment you can do a lot online and of course in your home office. With the right financial support, it would be no problem to quickly build appropriate teams, create the necessary equipment and infrastructure, and outsource tasks or services, such as those that are too complicated to do on-site or better done externally. The founder has years of experience as a clan and guild founder as well as project developer and event manager. He has assembled and led teams with over a hundred members! This was of course a lot of work and took good time, with financial support this is of course even better and faster.

Some information about actual developments and backgrounds

Change Games Entertainment launched the Greening Deserts and Trillion Trees Initiative with many innovative projects to improve conservation, environmental education, climate and environmental protection, species rescue, and species protection by building, expanding, and supporting biotope networks, wildlife reserves, national parks, and other nature-based habitats. Flower strips, wild meadows, parks, and groves in urban areas can be created through more urban greening and community gardening. It’s not just about planting trees in forests. Urban trees and urban forests are just as important a part of the greening process. Species diversity (biodiversity), species rescue and biodiversity play a particularly important role.

People should understand the true value of a single tree, especially in cities. In August the founder published a world innovation for urban greening with energy storage raised beds, the project development is called Energy Storage Tree. The Urban Greening Camp project started also Greening MENA, RooftopGreening.com and the Urban Greening Network for healthier and greener cities, many followed the good example. With the first Urban Greening Camp and vertical farming startup in Leipzig we will not just cultivate trees and save tree species by professional seed storage and plant breeding. We will develop also awesome applications, products, services and technologies – especially cleantech, greentech, energy efficient, resource saving and greening solutions. Better light setups and water managment, sustainable irrigation, development of new innovative fertilization, natural and smooth pesticides are another aspects. Read more on the project pages in future.

The Green Games Community project was founded by Change Games Entertainment in 2018 to support Green IT, more ecological and sustainable video game developments. You can join the movement by #GreenGames!

The mentioned and connected projects show how broadly Greening Deserts is positioned and which topics also play into the latest developments, especially into the current game development of the Trillion Trees Game platform. GreenGames.club, Play2Plant.org and TreeGame.orgwill support the future developments. There will be Green Games Forests in Africa and Europe, especially in regions that need more biodiversity and tree species that can contribute to better climate change adaptation. If you want to be a game changer and a part of the movement or just want to show support, contact us and support the Green Games community with useful contributions. Don’t hesitate contact and connect.trilliontreesgame.com.

Some inspirational thinking and writing:

Climate protection, nature conservation and environmental protection is also species protection.

Electronic and energy waste: environmental impacts, toxics and pollution by media, IT and video games industry are serious treats to life on planet Earth. Reduce climate impact with sustainable supply chains, cleantech, greentech and Green IT!

Greening Camps can reduce deforestation, land degradation, desertification and global warming through global greening, conservation as well as biodiversity enhancement, ecosystem restoration and ecological reforestation!

Some of the biggest world problems and challenges are to reduce the big waste of energy, money and resources, especially at mega events like COP26, E3 or Gamescom. The Green Games Community and upcoming green video game industry could change that!

We need more environmental awareness and sustainability, sustainable living and sustainable working, in all fields or areas. We need to create a world of understanding, acceptance, respect, tolerance, compassion and consciousness. – Oliver Gediminas Caplikas

Computer and video games represent one of the most important new media developments of this generation. Unlike many other forms of entertainment they offer players the opportunity to explore, be creative, learn through interaction and express themselves to others. It is vitally important that we protect and nurture this new art form so that it can reach its full potential. Like most new forms of artistic expression that have come before (music, novels, movies), the primary critics of video games are the people that do not play them. – Will Wright

Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969, when it placed two astronauts on the moon. Video games, which consume enormous amounts of computer power to simulate 3-D situations, use more computer power than mainframe computers of the previous decade. The Sony PlayStation of today, which costs $300, has the power of a military supercomputer of 1997, which cost millions of dollars. – Michio Kaku

What if we started to live our real lives like gamers, lead our real businesses and communities like game designers, and think about solving real-world problems like computer and video game theorists? – Jane McGonigal

More details and regular updates you can check on Greening Deserts project pages and social networks like Twitter Trillion Trees Game!

List of Worldwide Environmental Organisations

Intergovernmental organizations worldwide

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Earth System Governance Project

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Regional

European Environment Agency (E2EA)

Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Government organizations

Australia

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Brazil

IBAMA

Canada

Environment Canada

Oregon

Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency

Denmark

Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy

Germany

Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Hong Kong

Environmental Protection Department

India

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

Gujarat Pollution Control Board

Ministry of Environment and Forests

Indonesia

Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation

Republic of Ireland

Environmental Protection Agency

Isle of Man

Manx National Trust

Israel

Ministry of the Environment

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Ministry of Environment

Maldives

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Mexico

Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources

Netherlands

Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment

New Zealand

Department of Conservation

Ministry for the Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Norway

Norwegian Ministry of the Environment

Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority

Philippines

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Portugal

Ministry for Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Environmental Protection Administration

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Environmental Society

Sweden

Ministry of the Environment (Sweden)

United Kingdom

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

England

English Heritage

Environment Agency

Natural England

Scotland

Historic Scotland

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Wales

Cadw

Countryside Council for Wales

Environment Agency Wales

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

United States

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

United States National Park Service

Native American Nations

Inter-Tribal Environmental Council

Non-governmental organizations

International

350.org

Anti-nuclear movement

Antinea Foundation

A Rocha

Asia Association of Environmental Professionals (AAEP)

Association of Asia Environmental Services Companies (AAESC)

Biofuelwatch

Biosphere Expeditions

Bioversity International

BirdLife International

Confederation of European Environmental Engineering Societies

Conservation International

Earth Charter Initiative

Earthwatch

Forests and the European Union Resource Network (FERN)

Fauna and Flora International

Forest Stewardship Council

Friends of Nature

Friends of the Earth

Gaia Mater (the mother Earth)

Global Footprint Network

Global Witness

Great Transition Initiative

Green Actors of West Africa (GAWA)

Green Cross International

Greening Deserts

Greenpeace

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Analog Forestry Network

International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)

The Mountain Institute

Mountain Wilderness

NatureServe

Panthera Corporation

Plant A Tree Today Foundation (PATT)

Project AWARE

Rainforest Alliance

Sandwatch

Seeds of Survival of USC Canada

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)

Taiga Rescue Network (TRN)

The Climate Project

The Nature Conservancy

The Resource Foundation

Wetlands International

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wolf Preservation Foundation (WPF)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Worldchanging

World Conservation Union (WCN)

World Land Trust(WLT)

World Resources Institute (WRI)

World Union for Protection of Life (WUPL)

Worldwatch Institute

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Xerces Society

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Africa

Environmental Foundation for Africa

Europe

ClientEarth

Climate Action Network – Europe (CAN-Europe)

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)

European Biomass Association

European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

European Wildlife

INFORSE-Europe

Coastwatch Europe

North America

Fund for Wild Nature

Green Zionist Alliance

International Joint Commission

North American Native Fishes Association

Rivers Without Borders

Whippany River Watershed Action Committee

Wild Farm Alliance

GOODWILL OF GREATER WASHINGTON

South America

Amazon Watch

Rainforest Foundation Fund

Albania

Institute for Environmental Policy in Albania

Australia

Australian Conservation Foundation

Australian Koala Foundation

Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices

Australian Student Environment Network

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Banksia Environmental Foundation

Birds Australia

Blue Wedges

Clean Ocean Foundation

Environment Victoria

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Greening Australia

Landcare Australia

Public Transport Users Association

The Wilderness Society (Australia)

Wildlife Watch Australia

Austria

Transitforum Austria Tirol

Bahamas

Friends of the Environment

Bolivia

Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY)

Canada

Ancient Forest Alliance

Bird Protection Quebec

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Canadian Environmental Law Association

Canadian Environmental Network

Canadian Youth Climate Coalition

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

David Suzuki Foundation

Ecojustice Canada

Earth Liberation Army (ELA)

Earth Rangers

Energy Probe

Green Action Centre

Manitoba Eco-Network

Nature Canada

Pembina Institute

Regenesis (non-profit organization)

Sierra Youth Coalition

The Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture

Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)

Western Canada Wilderness Committee

China

Friends of Nature (China)

Green Camel Bell

Croatia

Ekološko društvo Zeleni Osijek

Czech Republic

Environmental Law Service (ELS)

Hnutí DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic

Denmark

Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy (OVE)

Germany

Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) = Friends of the Earth, Germany

BUNDjugend (BUND’s Youth organization)

EarthLink e.V.

Fuck for Forest

Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) – German Nature Conservation Society

Robin Wood

Zeitz Foundation

Greece

Environmental Centre ARCTUROS

Hong Kong

Clear the Air (Hong Kong)

Friends of the Earth (HK)

Green Power

Lights Out Hong Kong

Society for Protection of the Harbour

The Conservancy Association

Clean Air Network

Asia Environmental Daily

India

CERE India

CARE(CENTRE FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENT),Mumbai,India

Conserve

Exnora International

Foundation for Ecological Security

Goa Foundation

Centre for Science and Environment

Siruthuli

Indonesia

Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

Ireland

Gluaiseacht

Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC)

Israel

Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED)

Green Movement

Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network

Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI)

Zalul Environmental Association

Kenya

Green Belt Movement

Macedonia

Macedonian Ecological Society

Madagascar

L’Homme et L’Environnement

Malta

BirdLife Malta

Nepal

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

National Trust for Nature Conservation

Netherlands

Milieudefensie

New Zealand

Buller Conservation Group

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECO)

Native Forest Restoration Trust

New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network

New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health (NZIEH)

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand

Save Happy Valley Campaign

TerraNature

Waipoua Forest Trust

Norway

Bellona Foundation

Eco-Agents

Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature

Green Warriors of Norway (Norges Miljøvernforbund)

Nature and Youth

Zero Emission Resource Organisation

Philippines

Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Haribon Foundation

Sibuyanons Against Mining

Portugal

Quercus

Sierra Leone

ENFORAC (Environmental Forum for Action)

South Africa

Cape Town Ecology Group

Dolphin Action & Protection Group

Earthlife Africa

Endangered Wildlife Trust

EThekwini ECOPEACE

Groundwork

Koeberg Alert

The Earth Organization

Wildlife & Environment Society

The Carbon Report

Spain

Asociación pola defensa da ría

Ukraine

Ukraine Nature Conservation Society (UkrTOP)

United Kingdom

Association for Environment Conscious Building

Bicycology

Campaign for Better Transport

Campaign for National Parks (CNP)

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

The Corner House

Creative Environmental Networks (CEN)

Earth Liberation Front (ELF)

Earth Liberation Prisoner Support Network (ELPSN)

Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Justice Foundation

Environmental Law Foundation (ELF)

Environmental Protection UK

Forest Peoples Programme

Green Alliance

Groundwork UK

The Institution of Environmental Sciences

Marine Conservation Society

John Muir Trust

National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

People & Planet

Plane Stupid

RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Stop Climate Chaos

The Civic Trust

World Land Trust

The Wildlife Trusts

Town and Country Planning Association

UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

Woodland Trust

United States

41pounds.org

Abalone Alliance (historic)

Adirondack Mountain Club

African American Environmentalist Association

African Wild Dog Conservancy

Albatross Foundation USA

Allegheny Land Trust

Alliance for Climate Protection

Alliance to Save Energy

American Bird Conservancy

American Farmland Trust

Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL)

Appalachian Voices

Arlington Coalition on Transportation (ACT)

Association of Environmental Professionals

Audubon movement

Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)

Builders for the Bay

Center for a New American Dream

Center for International Environmental Law

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Environmental Philosophy

Ceres

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow

Conservation International

Conservation Law Foundation

Defenders of Wildlife

Earth First!

Earth Island Institute

Earth Policy Institute

Earth Liberation Army (ELA)

Earth Liberation Front (ELF)

EarthLab

Earth’s Birthday Project

Ecotrust

Energy Action Coalition

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

Environment America

Environment California

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

Environmental Law Institute

Environmental Life Force (ELF)

Environmental Working Group

Earth Share

Forest Guardians

Global Water Policy Project

Green Zionist Alliance

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology

International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON)

Honor the Earth

Izaak Walton League

Keep America Beautiful

League of Conservation Voters

Montana Wilderness Association

National Audubon Society

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

National Geographic Society

National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP)

National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Refuge Association

Native Forest Council

Natural Resources Defense Council

Nature’s Classroom

NatureServe

Negative Population Growth

Neighborhood Parks Council

New York – New Jersey Trail Conference

Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Pacific Environment

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

Population Connection

Preserve Our Island

Rainforest Action Network

Resources for the Future (RFF)

Republicans for Environmental Protection

Rising Tide North America

Riverkeeper

Sand County Foundation

Save the Redwoods League

Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)

Sea Shepherd

Sierra Club

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Student Conservation Association

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)

Surfrider Foundation

Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV)

Tellus Institute

Texas Campaign for the Environment

The Big Green Bus

The Conservation Fund

The Marine Mammal Center

The Ocean Conservancy

The School for Field Studies

The Wilderness Society

TreePeople

Union of Concerned Scientists

Waterkeeper Alliance

West Harlem Environmental Action (WEACT)

Wild Earth Guardians

WILD Foundation

Worldwatch Institute

Wyoming Outdoor Council

If you missing an organisation feel free to comment or contact.

Many of the environmental organisations were informed during 2019 about Greening Deserts sustainable developments and projects like the Trillion Trees Initiative. Over a thousand eMails were confirmed with read receipt notification and different kinds of answers. We exchanged with many awesome people about important environmental issues and topics in that relation. Greening Deserts projects and the Trillion Trees Initiative can improve biodiversity, climate protection, environmental protection, greening, reforestation and species protection worldwide. The cleantech, greentech and sustainable projects can reduce human-made climate change, deforestation, droughts, desertification, land degradation, global warming and pollution worldwide. It’s not just about to plant one trillion trees. Read more on the official and social pages.

Hemp cultivation in open-cast mines for sustainable soil improvement and organic farming with hemp

The hemp plant is not only the most useful plant in the world, hemp is also a potential climate saver and can even significantly reduce global warming, climate crises and land degradation with appropriate applications. Greening Deserts projects such as the Greening Camps and research stations will use bamboo, hemp and other key plants extensively to improve soil quality and water quality. Various greenhouses and research fields can be established together with the camps for education, research and product development, the projects also serve the climate, nature and environmental protection. At each camp can be special biotopes, botanical gardens, greenhouses and parks for endangered species – especially for cultivating or saving plants, insects and other animals of each climate zone or region.

The groundwater, global waters and water circle can be improved by sustainable hemp cultivation, ecological agriculture, organic farming and innovative water management. Only natural fertilizers will be used and pesticides are avoided, there are many good alternatives. Different bamboo and hemp sorts can be used in almost every climate and under all possible conditions or events. Global hemp cultivation can really contribute to climate, soil and water improvement as well as for a better cultivation of crops and a variety of afforestation or reforestation. The founder and project developer of Greening Camp projects has been developing these innovative and sustainable solutions for years. Climate protection, nature conservation, species protection and plant science are a few of the primary tasks.

Since the Greening Deserts Masterplan in 2017 many of the innovative ideas, developments and solutions have been presented and realized – not only in relation to open-cast mines, open-pit mines and surface mining. Through connected projects, most developments and ideas have been established internationally, even if only conceptually or theoretically. Many of the developments or products can be realized with hemp, e.g. hemp books, papers, nets, tarpaulins, ropes, textiles, packaging materials and other hemp products. Hemp fibers have been used for many centuries in fishery and shipping because of their flexibility, tear resistance and resilience. Nowadays, there are well over 50,000 industrial hemp applications, but far too few are really used. That is why many of the most useful applications are analyzed with the greening and research camps and applied accordingly. Hemp paper, hemp wood and hemp plastic are interesting products, so like the ingredients CBD, THC, etc. – not just for science. Industrial hemp can be used for hemp paper and hemp packaging, saving more trees and forests and reducing global deforestation. It could even reduce the plastic waste, especially the plastic bags. In this relation is the hemp cultivation not just interesting for developing countries with soil and water problems like in Africa, it also has enourmous potential for European countries and whole Europe who missed many of these developments.

Hemp papers and hemp books are the future.

More information about hemp plants and hemp paper:

For about 12,000 years people have been using the raw material. Hemp paper was invented in China over 2,000 years ago and reached Europe in the 13th century. For 500 years it was the most widely used raw material in papermaking. Hemp books such as the Gutenberg Bible and other well-known works were printed on hemp papers. Hemp paper is much more stable and durable than wood paper. Hemp paper books last much longer and do not turn yellow fast. Hemp fibers are naturally lighter than wood fibers. Hemp is therefore better suited for paper production than wood.

The cannabis or hemp plant produces several times higher yields than trees in terms of cultivated area and growing time. One hectare of hemp field can replace about 120 hectares of trees. Sustainability, the forest conservation or preservation of the forests, as well as the improvement of the soils, are further advantages of hemp production. In principle, almost all varieties can be used for hemp cultivation. Particularly suitable for hemp fiber production is high-growth industrial hemp. Depending on the variety, hemp plants can grow several meters in just three to four months.
Hemp leaves an optimal field or soil for subsequent plants. According to farmers and hemp farmers, a wheat or potato field can produce up to 20% more yield in the following year. The hemp plant is therefore a perfect catch crop and is also very well suited as a bio fertilizer. In some regions even two harvests per year are possible. Hemp is the ideal plant for ecological and organic farming or sustainable agriculture. In Germany, hemp is not allowed to grow for everyone. The cultivation of hemp is just allowed with certain permits and only for certain agricultural companies. All other companies in agriculture are not allowed to grow hemp, not even private or forestry organisations. This clearly contradicts the positive qualities and benefits for the environment, nature, medicine and society.


Further ecological and economic advantages of the raw material hemp:

  • Hemp is very undemanding and grows on almost any soil, the root system loosens up the soil.

  • Hemp plants are very resistant to fungal attacks.

  • Hemp cultivation creates a slightly wetter climate, hemp fields support biodiversity, especially with respect to insects.

  • Hemp plants suppress weeds and improve the soil climate.

  • Hemp can clean up poisoned soils, sometimes even from some heavy metals.

  • The hemp blossom has many valuable ingredients.

  • The hemp plant can be fully utilized, including the foliage, flowers, seeds and stems. There are thousands of applications and products, e.g. hemp tea, hemp oil, hemp paper, hemp textiles or hemp fabrics.

  • Hemp fibers are very resistant and therefore usable in many areas.

  • Hemp fibers are among the most stable natural fibers in the world.

  • Hemp paper can be recycled more often than wood paper, almost every type of paper and cardboard can be made from hemp.

  • Hemp books, magazines and newspapers are the future!

More information you can find on the Hemp Papers project pages.

Please care the soil not just on the World Soil Day on 5th December, care it everyday like your fresh water. If we care more about our soils we care more about ourselfs, our planet Earth and the humanity. The Latin name for man, humans or homo, derived from humus.

Interesting quotes:

About a third of the world’s soil has already been degraded. Soils are the basis of life, ninety five percent of our food comes from the soil. – Maria-Helena Semedo

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

A tree’s most important means of staying connected to other trees is a “wood wide web” of soil fungi that connects vegetation in an intimate network that allows the sharing of an enormous amount of information and goods. – Tim Flannery

Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth. – Amit Ray

Civilization has its roots in the soil. Each soil has had its own history. Like a river, a mountain, a forest, or any natural thing, its present condition is due to the influences of many things and events of the past. – Charles Kellogg

The Earth and soil is the basis of all life, even on the deep undergrounds of the oceans. The deforestation, land degradation and the pollution of air, water and soils by humans is responsible for many climate changes, human-made global warming and even a mass extinction in only 100 years! If humanity will fail to save and protect the most important species, the endangered and keystone species, the human species will also die out – maybe also in just 100 years. – Gediminas Caplikas

History is largely a record of human struggle to wrest the land from nature, because man relies for sustenance on the products of the soil. So direct, is the relationship between soil erosion, the productivity of the land, and the prosperity of people, that the history of mankind, to a considerable degree at least, may be interpreted in terms of the soil and what has happened to it as the result of human use. – Hugh Hammond Bennett

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us. – David Suzuki

I saw all the people hustling early in the morning to go into the factories and the stores and the office buildings, to do their job, to get their check. But ultimately it’s not office buildings or jobs that give us our checks. It’s the soil. The soil is what gives us the real income that supports us all. – Ed Begley, Jr.

It helps to think of soil as a living organism covered with skin like a human. We can live with a certain percentage of our skin damaged, but if too high a percentage is damaged, we die. So, too, does soil and thus most life. – Allan Savory

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely. – Henry A. Wallace

Soil is not usually lost in slabs or heaps of magnificent tonnage. It is lost a little at a time over millions of acres by the careless acts of millions of people. It cannot be saved by heroic feats of gigantic technology, but only by millions of small acts and restraints, conditioned by small fidelities, skills, and desires. Soil loss is ultimately a cultural problem; it will be corrected only by cultural solutions. – Wendell Berry

Soil organic matter sustains agriculture, which sustains civilization. Soil organic matter generates and regulates every ecosystem service that sustains life on earth. Topsoil loss in excess of topsoil formation has been the defining characteristic of agriculture. The rapid formation of carbon-rich topsoil is the greatest priority and opportunity of our time. If you harvest a crop you are removing nutrients from that ecosystem – for sustainable production they need to be replaced.

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow. – Ricardo Montalban

The only truly dependable production technologies are those that are sustainable over the long term. By that very definition, they must avoid erosion, pollution, environmental degradation, and resource waste. Any rational food-production system will emphasize the well-being of the soil-air-water biosphere, the creatures which inhabit it, and the human beings who depend upon it. – Eliot Coleman

The fate of the soil system depends on society’s willingness to intervene in the market place, and to forego some of the short-term benefits that accrue from ‘mining’ the soil so that soil quality and fertility can be maintained over the longer term. – Eugene Odum

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life. – Wendell Berry

Understanding is the soil in which grow all the fruits of friendship. – Woodrow Wilson

We must come to understand our past, our history, in terms of the soil and water and forests and grasses that have made it what it is. – William Vogt

Greening Deserts Sustainable Projects Summary:

Greening Deserts projects are cultural, economic, educational, scientific, social and sustainable projects in the field of horticulture, hydroponics, sustainable agriculture and ecological forestry – but also in the fields of clean technology, green technologies and renewable energy such as solar, water and wind energy. Electricity access, availability and reliability together with energy efficiency will be optimized at the greening and research camps. The focus is on education, sustainable developments and scientific research. Conservation, environmental protection and species protection plays a very important role, too. Main goals of the projects are to reduce deforestation, desertification, pollution and global warming on a large scale. Goals are also to improve the energy and food security, to offer innovative management, ecosystem and greening services. The projects will reform the agriculture and forestry with Ecofarming, Ecoforestry and Permaculture methods, technics and techniques. The projects can include each region and nation in the process, especially in relation to Cleantech, Greentech, environmental protection, a real Sustainable Infrastructure and Sustainable Investments – Green Finance and Sustainable Finance. The worldwide cleaning and greening process can accelerate the global peace building process siginificantly.

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