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 is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram 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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