Trees are disappearing. People are impoverished. Ecosystems are suffering. You really care about this, and we do too. Together we can make it stop.
Here’s how the destruction of forests affects everything...
Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. When farmers can’t grow anything their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities looking for work. Often they have to resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive.
What if we flip this?
We start by hiring the local villagers to plant trees. This gives them a decent income so they can provide for their families again. As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests begin to emerge and all the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear.
The strategy works. To date, The Eden Projects has planted 89,903,000 trees and created 899,030 workdays. And we’re just getting started.
Join us for a live Google Hangout to learn how you can multiply your impact this Earth Day:
Candid Google Hangout - April 22, 1pm Pacific
with Leaders of the Reforestation Movement, Steve Fitch and Roger Hoesterey
of The Eden Projects.
You want to know there’s a way to stop this cycle that you can contribute to. There is. We can do it together.