German Hockey Women found hockey-forest

Before their Olympic central course in South Africa, the German Ladies Hockey Team initiate a project to help the team members, but also other athletes to minimize their carbon footprint their sporting lifes leave behind. The project will be realized with the Grootbos Foundation in South Africa. The aim is to plant a hockey forest to reduce the CO2pollution of the atmosphere created by many sport trips.

“We know about our CO2emissions and our responsibility for our planet. Therefore, we want to act now: We are opening a Danas-Hockey-Forest!”, says Janne Müller-Wieland, the team captain. Anne Schröder completes: “With Grootbos Foundation´s help we can plant many trees in South Africa during our course. This will reduce a lot of carbon dioxide. The forest will be available for other nations, hockey players, fans and supporters as well. Whoever is working on his or her carbon footprint can plant his own trees in our hockey forest.”

Planting a tree costs 25 Euros. In return DANAS secures planting the trees in the hockey forest and sending a certificate with the tree´s coordinates. All trees donated before January 31th 2020 will even be planted by the team members in person at the end of their central training course on site.

“Because of the FIH Hockey Pro League and the Olympic Games we and many other hockey teams will travel a lot this year. And we know that we won´t plant enough trees for a compensation. But we will not be held up by this and want to start. We hope that other nations, athletes and supporters join us so we can make a contribution to climate protection,” says Nike Lorenz. “Our aim is planting 2020 trees in the Olympic year. Let´s go!”

The donates for the trees are collected on the platform GoFundme.com. https://www.gofundme.com/f/hockey-forest