In September, Angewandte Chemie launched an initiative to support reforestation. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree will be planted for every manuscript submitted to the journal from September 1 through the end of 2023.
Since Angewandte Chemie launched the “1 Submission = 1 Tree” initiative, more than 2,000 submissions have been received. This means that their charity partner, Trees for the Future, will plant over 2,000 trees. The journal thanks all authors for their support, e.g., via social media.
The initiative was launched on the occasion of the Wissenschaftsforum (WiFo 2023), the biennial meeting of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), where the latest advances in a broad spectrum of chemistry are presented and discussed. The theme for 2023 was “Rethinking Chemistry”. “Rethinking Chemistry” means focusing all research and development goals on sustainability. Each area of chemistry can and must make its own contribution to addressing the most pressing challenges of our time.
Angewandte Chemie selected the organization Trees for the Future as it has provided hands-on training and resources to farming communities and has experience solving the problems of people living on degraded land in more than 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Farmers plant thousands of trees that protect and return nutrients to the soil.