THE IMPORTANCE OF TREES
Trees naturally and efficiently sequester carbon from the air. Carbon sequestration is one proven approach to mitigating the harmful effects of climate change. We believe that, in tandem with current global efforts to adapt to more sustainable sources of energy production, planting billions of trees is a critical component to any plan to remove harmful greenhouse gasses from the earth's fragile atmosphere.
According to the authors of the IPCC AR4 Chapter on Forestry, "Forestry can make a very significant contribution to a low-cost global mitigation portfolio that provides synergies with adaptation and sustainable development. However, this opportunity is being lost in the current institutional context and lack of political will to implement and has resulted in only a small portion of this potential being realized at present."
We are committed to igniting that political will from the ground up - by finding better paths to communicating both the urgency of our situation, as well as the beauty and elegance of the tree planting solution to our current climate problem.
Planting billions of trees will take both financial commitment as well as a ready and motivated workforce. We believe both are presently available but need to be connected, and that this can be done in an efficient and low-cost manner.
Currently there are major donor sources worldwide gearing up to tackle the urgent situation faced due to climate change. At the same time, there are currently dozens, if not hundreds, of already working grassroots tree-planting organizations on the ground in developing nations that have suffered some form or other of environmental degradation.
Forming a link between these two will create an efficiency difficult to obtain through the more traditional funding conduits. We aim to create that link.
We're going to plant a billion trees.
Care to join us?