Planting Trees Cleans the Air, AKA The Climate’s 50/100 Campaign, National Clean Air Day and Global Wind Day!

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Podcasts, The Climate Daily

 Planting trees cleans the air, AKA The Climate’s 50/100 campaign, plus National Clean Air Day and  Global Wind Day!



What is the cure for cleaning toxic smoke from the atmosphere? Plant more trees! Thanks to 33 of you, and our tree-planting partner, 1TreePlanted, we at The Climate have already begun planting our first 10,000 tree forest. Surf on over to and click on Feather River Restoration Project to see the work being done by to reforest that California forest. Help us plant our second 10,000 tree forest by donating to the 50/100 campaign.

As of today, Thursday, June 15, we only have 160 trees to go. Visit and at the top of the page, click on the words, “Climate Champions” and donate $50 or $100—and plant 45 or 90 trees. Become a climate champion today. Now that forests are burning ON A MASSIVE SCALE, planting trees matters more than ever. Go to and at the top of the page, click on the words, “Climate Champions” and donate $50 or $100—and plant 45 or 90 trees. Become a climate champion today. And thanks.

DEEPER DIVE: WMO Report50/100 Campaign, Trillion Tree Project



It is not insignificant that a week after some of the worst air quality in the history of the planet blanketed much of the north American east coast, that we today celebrate National Clean Air Day. It’s an annual event that raises awareness about the importance of clean air for our health and the environment. This significant day aims to inspire individuals, communities, and organizations to take action towards reducing air pollution and improving air quality. National Clean Air Day was established in 2017 in the United Kingdom by the environmental charity Global Action Plan. Global Action Plan is an environmental charity focused on issues where the connection between the health of people and our planet is most tangible. It serves as a reminder that clean air is essential for our well-being and encourages individuals and communities to take steps towards reducing air pollution. The day aims to educate, raise awareness, and mobilize collective action to improve air quality for the benefit of all. 

Participating in National Clean Air Day allows you to contribute to the collective effort of improving air quality and creating a healthier environment. Here are some impactful ways to get involved: 

  • Reduce Vehicle Emissions: Choose alternative modes of transportation such as walking, cycling, or using public transportation whenever possible.
  • Support Clean Energy: Advocate for and support the transition to cleaner energy sources.  
  • Plant Trees and Green Spaces: Participate in tree-planting initiatives or support organizations that focus on creating and maintaining green spaces in urban areas.
  • Raise Awareness: Spread the word about National Clean Air Day through social media, local community groups, or educational institutions. Encourage others to join the movement and make clean air a priority. 
  • Support initiatives to reduce industrial emissions, implement effective waste management systems, and promote sustainable urban planning.  

 DEEPER DIVE: National Clean Air Day, Global Action Plan WMO Report,  50/100 Campaign, Trillion Tree Project



Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It’s a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonize our economies and boost jobs and growth. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) organized the first Wind Day in 2007. In 2009 the EWEA joined forces with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and made it a worldwide event 

Global Wind Day is a coordinated action between WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the national associations to introduce the general public to wind energy through a series of activities. Today, wind energy is a mature and mainstream technology and one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the world with over $100 billion invested in 2015. In the EU alone, the wind industry installed more than gas and coal combined last year with enough cumulative installed capacity to meet 15% of the region’s electricity consumption, equivalent to powering 87 million households. 

Why does Global Wind Day matter to us? There’s now more than 651 GW of wind power capacity installed globally, an increase of 10 per cent compared to 2018. That’s enough energy to power almost 107,000 homes for a year. If you’ve got kids, or you’re a kid at heart, check out the downloadable art projects on the Children’s Activities page at 

DEEPER DIVE: GWD, What is Wind?