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spoga+gafa Plants 1,000 Trees

Over 800 exhibitors took park in the Christmas campaign for a good cause.

The fantastic result of the spoga+gafa Christmas campaign 2013 can now be announced. 1,000 trees were planted in the course of the Plant-for-the-Planet project. Thanks to the exceptional participation of over 800 exhibitors in the scope of the campaign, the spoga+gafa ’rounded’ up the donated amount so that now 1,000 ‘spoga+gafa’ trees are contributing towards the reduction of CO² emissions.

In December 2013, the exhibitors of the spoga+gafa received a Christmas mailing that contained an individual code. The recipients were able to redeem the code in the virtual spoga+gafa forest and thus plant a fir tree. The aim was obvious: The more virtual fir trees ‘planted’, the higher the donation for the Plant-for-the-Planet campaign. And the result is impressive: In total 1,000 Euros were collected for the Plant-for-the-Planet campaign, which will be used to plant real trees.

The students’ initiative Plant-for-the-Planet was launched in January 2007. The origin of the campaign lies in a school presentation on the climate crisis by Felix Finkbeiner, who was just nine years old at the time. Inspired by Wangari Maathai, who had planted 30 million trees in Africa, at the end of the presentation the pupil came up with the vision that children could plant a million trees in each country on the planet to reduce the CO² emissions. Over the last few years, the Plant-for-the-Planet project has developed into a worldwide movement: At the moments approx. 100,000 children in over 100 countries are pursuing this aim – and the spoga+gafa is also supporting this good cause with its Christmas campaign.

The spoga+gafa 2014 is open to trade visitors on 31 August and 1 September from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and on 2 September from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Further information is available at www.spogagafa.com.

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