Global Tree Initiative
Global Tree Initiative
Our contribution to humanity and the planet
Sapana Nepal Projects recognizes the need for supporting replanting and reforestation initiatives. In Nepal cooking and heating relies heavily on wood. There is a great risk of uncontrolled tree-cuttings.
“Every year, the impact of human-created climate change becomes more and more evident. Stories of extreme wildfires, storms, and flooding are increasingly frequent. As we watch this environmental crisis unfold, we know that it not only affects our generation but will impact untold generations to come. While it is true that this global crisis will need to be addressed at all levels of government, our individual actions matter, too.” – Global Tree Initiatives.
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.
Have you planted any trees locally and would like to add them to this group?
For more information about the Global Tree Initiative visit the website of Global Tree Initiative. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our guidance.
Caring for Our Planet & Humanity
If we want to keep the Earth as a habitable living planet, we need to take responsibility.
- They produce oxygen. We are dependent on oxygen. Before plant life evolved on earth, there was not enough oxygen in the atmosphere to support terrestrial animal life.
- They combat climate change by absorbing CO2. Due to man-made inventions such as cars, factories and power plants, there is an excessive amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Trees remove and store the carbon, then, release oxygen back into the atmosphere.
- Trees clean the air by acting like giant filters, absorbing odors, and pollutant gases. They filter particulates out of the air.
- Trees have a cooling effect wherever they are planted, with special benefits to cities and highways. They can lower energy consumption.
Trees benefit the water and soil:
- They protect and purify our water sources.
- They slow rain as it falls to earth, allowing it to soak into the soil.
- This reduces storm water runoff thus preventing soil from eroding into our waterways and, also, causing landslides.
- They lessen flooding reducing damage to public and private property.
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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