Today, May 4th, is World Give Day, and that means we want to encourage you to give back to the earth that has been giving greatly to you. Here are five ways you can give back to the environment today:
1. Help protect animals that are at risk of endangerment:
Lemurs are unique animals that are found only in Madagascar, but they are greatly threatened by deforestation. Eden Reforestation Projects restores the lemur habitats at Ankarafantsika and Baie de Baly National Parks in Madagascar. You can help restore these forests and the lemurs’ homes—a donation of $10 will plant 100 mangrove trees.
2. Reduce carbon emissions by planting mangroves:
Mangroves are highly efficient and are able to sequester 3 to 4 times more carbon when compared to other forest systems. Eden will plant over 30 million mangroves in Madagascar in 2017, and you can add to that number! Planting 100 mangroves will eliminate the average vehicle’s carbon emission for a full year—that’s only $10!
3. Transform conditions of impoverished villages:
Villagers in need of homes and income have cut down the trees of their forests to create charcoal to sell as a means to survive. You can give a villager a new source of income planting trees (instead of cutting them down).
4. Empower women—the key to long-term poverty alleviation:
The majority of Eden’s employees are women. Because of the jobs they have been given, hundreds of loving mothers are now able to afford an education for their children. After saving a portion of their income, scores of female employees have launched life-changing micro-enterprises in their community.
5. Regrow a once-thriving forest:
With Eden Reforestation Projects and Ecosia’s help, the village of Antanamarina, Madagascar is in the process of enlarging the remnant forest near their village. The surrounding region has been highly degraded, leaving many nearby villages in a desperate condition. By donating $10 a month, you will plant hundreds of trees in the region and help regrow the entire forest back to its former glory.
You can help True Village plant dry-deciduous trees to restore their region for as little as 33 cents per tree. Donate to this project here.
Donate today and give back to the earth we love.