This year's Earth Day theme is "Let's Get Planting" and we wanted to share some ways you can "get planting" to help us reach our goal of planting 50,000 trees during Earth Week.
With your support, in the last 11 years Eden Projects has planted over 125 million trees and has lifted over 3,000 people out of extreme poverty by providing consistent employment at a fair wage! 125 million is a lot of trees but billions more need to be planted in order to effectively address the problem of deforestation and the vast number of environmental and sociological issues that it causes. This week, you can help make a dent in that need simply by watching our brief Earth Day video, sharing it with your friends and then, if you haven't already done so, give us a "Like" on our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram . For each one of these actions that you take, Quebec Toyota Dealers will provide the funds so we can plant up to three trees on your behalf. We hope you will help us reach our Earth Week goal of 50,000 trees!
When you watch this year's video, you will see that it focuses on kids. Eden believes that empowering children and allowing them to participate in the restoration of our ecosystems will inspire, educate and demonstrate how important it is to appreciate and preserve our natural resources for the future. Therefore, we are proud to announce a brand new school program that enables this type of hands-on participation and education. We are excited about this new program and look forward to implementing it in many more schools as we have sponsors who are passionate about educating kids, investing in their future and leaving the legacy of a beautiful and healthy planet.
This Earth Day, Quebec Toyota Dealers have partnered with us to provide tree seedlings to approximately 350 students from Quebec, Canada. The students will learn how to properly care for their seedlings and will nurture them for a whole month. At the month’s end, the students will have a big celebration and planting day when they will have the opportunity to plant their trees in a designated area to create their own forest park. They will receive eco-steward diplomas and medals at the celebration and in the fall, the three participating schools will receive some beautiful new trees to “green” their campuses. In addition to funding the whole event, Quebec Toyota Dealers are providing funds to purchase school supplies for a school in one of Eden’s planting villages in Madagascar. Kids are empowered, a forest park will be created, schools will have beautiful new trees, and school supplies will be delivered to a group of very grateful kids in Madagascar. We call that a win, win, win, win program!
Thank you for your ongoing support of Eden Projects. We love this year's Earth Day theme and hope you will join our efforts this week. "Let's Get Planting!"