Million Tree Campaign
Half the world's forests are already gone. And without out them, our world is hotter, drier, with more floods and erosion, and there is less oxygen, habitat, beauty & birds! And of course more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as deforestation is a major cause of climate change.
New Community Project launched our Million Tree Campaign on Earth Day 2019 to do something about it! Our goal is to plant 1 million trees in the next decade in East and Southern Africa, South Asia and the Americas. It's all part of our overall If a Tree Falls... program, and is designed to up our game in response to the looming specter of climate change and on-going destruction of the world's forests, even as the number of living creatures on earth continues to drop precipitously as their forest homes disappear.
What will be planted where? In Congo, mango, avocado, oranges and other fruit trees for food and to sell, eucalyptus and acacia for firewood and building material, and moringa trees for medicines. Jackfruit and avocado are planted for food by our partners in Myanmar, and pan sein for firewood (limbs grow back after being cut off, plus it has a beautiful blossom). Many trees there are planted along roads in the hill areas to stop erosion. In Malawi we are working with our partner Creative Solutions to create food forests with a mix of medicinal and fruit trees, nitrogen-fixing trees, and firewood trees. In Rwanda, women in a microloan group we support are excited to plant fruit trees and reforestation trees: "People will notice - women to not typically do these things!" And in South Sudan the focus is on trees like jackfruit, moringa, firewood - and rain. Our partner there, Paskwale Ben, tells us he's planting "rainforest": "If we plant trees, the rains return," he says.
Help us create habitat, food, medicines, shade - and rain! Your contribution can also offset your carbon emissions - a tree in the tropics takes in around 50 pounds of carbon every year! And these trees will just make our world beautifuller :)
$1 plants 10 trees
$300 enables landless women in Rwanda to
rent a plot of land to grow trees for food and for reforestation.
Make a difference – plant trees!
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