On July 5th, 2021 we delivered 625 saplings (lemon, avocado and neem) to the village where they were handed out to hundreds of villagers from nine different nearby villages.
We will start planting trees again soon.
There are several ways trees positively affect our air and atmosphere.
Trees benefit the water and soil:
Beyond the two essentials, trees provide many social and economic benefits.
Where there are trees, there can be parks for children and space for recreations like walking or hiking.
Trees are beautiful. They are known to have mental and physical health benefits.
They are a source of food, flowers, bark, and other raw materials used by humans. Plus, they buffer sound.
Humans are not the only ones who depend on trees. Trees support wildlife. They provide shelter and food to many birds, animals, and insects. They provide nesting and sleeping places and hideouts from predators. Biodiversity helps to keep our planet thriving. Yet, we are losing species at an alarming rate.
Every year, the impact of human-created climate change becomes more evident. Stories of extreme wildfires, storms, droughts, and flooding are increasingly frequent. As we watch this environmental crisis unfold, we know that it does not affect only our generation. It will impact untold generations to come. While it is true that this global crisis needs to be addressed at all levels of government, our individual actions matter, too.
Ten billion trees are lost each year with human actions being the biggest direct cause of deforestation. This is daunting. It is easy to feel overwhelmed wondering what to do.
The answer is to start somewhere. PLANT A TREE! Individuals can make a tangible impact by growing trees themselves or sponsoring the planting of trees.
Every tree you plant is meaningful in the process of repairing the damage that we have caused. Plus, it promotes a healthy relationship between humans and nature.
There has never been a better time to make a positive impact.
A Chinese proverb says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”
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