As Rwanda prepares to plant 63 million trees as part of this year’s Tree Planting Season, the
Ministry of Environment is partnering with the Rwanda Basketball Federation and Orion
Basketball Club to promote environmental conservation and climate adaptation.
All will be in One Shot, One Tree Campaign to kick off Rwanda’s Annual Tree Planting Season.
Through the “One Shot, One Tree” campaign, Rwandans will be encouraged to join this year’s Tree Planting Season and be part of protecting our environment and building climate resilience.
As part of the One Shot, One Tree campaign, the Rwanda Basketball Federation and Orion
Basketball Club will host a week-long basketball tournament, during which six teams from Rwanda, including APR BBC, REG BBC, Espoir BBC, Patriots BBC, Titans BBC and Orion BBC and two teams from Burundi, including Urunani BBC and Hippos BBC, will compete.
To promote and celebrate Rwanda’s reforestation efforts, one tree will be planted for every point scored.
“Rwanda is working hard to protect and conserve our forests and this journey requires everyone to be on board. We are pleased to partner with the basketball community to raise awareness of the benefits of tree planting and encourage all Rwandans to be part of building a green and climate resilient future.
This is just the start and we look forward to doing more together,” said Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Rwanda’s Minister of Environment.
The One Shot, One Tree campaign aims to harness the power of sport and partner with communities across Rwanda to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change and encourage Rwandans to plant as many trees as possible. The tournament will take place at the BK Arena from 5-12 November 2023.
“Climate change is affecting everyone and so we can all do something about it. Let’s combine our efforts and plant trees for current and for future generations to live in a safer and healthier environment,” said James Mutabazi, President of Orion Basketball Club.
“The One Shot, One Tree campaign exemplifies the power of sport to drive positive change. With each basket made, we’ll plant a tree, symbolising our commitment to sustainability, community, and the future. Together, we’re not just scoring points, we’re scoring for the planet.” said Désiré Mugwiza, President of Rwanda Basketball Federation.