Merry Christmas: Plant a Tree This Christmas
Why has the Conservancy begun the Plant a Billion Trees campaign? Because our forests are on the brink.
Coastal development, urban expansion, agriculture, exotic plantations, ranching and illegal logging have all contributed to the degradation of this one vast landscape.
Tropical forests are the lungs of the Earth storing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in a never ending cycle of life and help to regulate the atmosphere and stabilize global climate.
Forests supports a 1 billion people on Earth their livelihoods, their energy and their cultures. The focus of the Plant Billion Trees Campaign alone provides clean water and hydro energy for over millions of people.
What we can do
Working with unity we can bring the forest back from the brink – restoring million acres of land and planting billion trees through the world.
United we can plant billion trees in the forests across world. We can be a part of solution and help Nature Conservancy reach this goal.
United Nations Environment Programme
The billion tree campaign - environment for development The billion tree campaign enters a second wave.
Together, let’s plant 7 billion trees by the end of 2009!
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign. Under the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, people, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide each year. In a call to further individual and collective action, UNEP has set a new goal of planting 7 billion trees by the end of 2009. The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.
A small message: Plant a Tree this Christmas, Merry Christmas
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