Show Your Love for Mother Earth: Plant a Rainforest Tree! {Free}

Via on Sep 6, 2011

In Brazil, 1.5 acres of rainforest are lost every second.

To plant a tree, simply sign up to be a member of My Green Face, an online environmental community that engages its members to learn, share, discuss—and take action. There’s no cost to you!

My Green Face will plant a tree in your behalf. It’s all FREE, and you will be helping us preserve an environmentally important part of the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil that some scientists call the “lungs of the earth.”

Your tree can remove 50 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.

Why Rainforests Are Important.

Rainforests are disappearing around the world, especially in Brazil where 1.5 acres of rainforest are lost every second.  The Atlantic Forest along the southern coast has been devastated through logging, oil drilling, and deforestation so that only 6% of the original rainforest remains.

With your help, the Plant 25,000 Trees campaign can immediately begin to rebuild areas of the Atlantic Forest that have been destroyed.  On the ground, the tree planting is coordinated by Trees for the Future, which since 1989 has been helping communities around the world plant trees.  Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and hands-on programs, Trees for the Future has empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands, and help preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures.  Learn more about Trees for the Future at www.plant-trees.org/

Thriving rainforests can contribute more economic value when left intact that when cut down for timber or grazing land for cattle.  Besides providing many medicinal plants now used in prescription drugs, rainforests also provide nuts, fruit, and oils.  On the other hand, deforestation eliminates 50,000 plant, animal, and insect species each year!

Show your love for Mother Earth and help plant 25,000 trees! One tree at a time.

* originally posted on the I Count for myEARTH blog.

About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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7 Responses to “Show Your Love for Mother Earth: Plant a Rainforest Tree! {Free}”

  1. Lezlee says:

    Oo what a brilliant initiative! On my way to do it now – I planted a tree just last week at a farm I visit regularly :o) It's great to know that it will be in safe hands and allowed to grow in peace. (Planting more acorns in tubs this autumn to hopefully plant out in safe places in future years).

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  4. Thanks for the comment, Ozz. The tree planting is not intended to solve the larger problem, but only to help in a small way.And it is a nice gesture by mygreenface.com as a way to say thank you for signing up for their network. We definitely need to take larger steps as a society, live consciously day-to-day, choose products and activities that don't destroy our ecosystem; stand strong for the policies that will facilitate change on a much larger scale; support local, organic farmers… The list goes on and on and would make an excellent article. Would you like to take a crack at that and submit it to write@elephantjournal.com? Elephant is looking for more content on this very subject! Have a great day and sorry for the delayed response.

  5. Ozz says:

    Hi Lynn – just now saw this response, and sure I'd be happy to write an article on this issue – though as I'm sure you're aware, the issue is massively complex and I don't think it will be easy to get across the scope and enormity of the challenges in a way that makes sense to the casual reader. Even to establish the proper context in which understanding can occur will require examining numerous underlying misapprehensions – cultural myths, if you will. Well, I'll see what I can do and submit. Thanks for the nudge. ;)

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