Here are some sobering facts, from onetreeplanted.org:
- 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the earth every day.
- Every 1.2 seconds, we lose an area of forest the size of a football field.
- 46% of the world’s forests are already destroyed.
- Tropical forest destruction accounts for 20% of the current GHG emissions.
Challenge 11: Plant a tree!
- Onetreeplanted.org: one dollar, one tree planted. Or start your own fundraiser.
- Treecanada.ca: $5 per sapling planted.
- The Nature Conservancy, Plant a Billion Trees initiative.
- Tentree.ca: offers sustainably-made products/clothing, and will plant 10 trees with your purchase. To date, they’ve planted over 43 million trees.
Sherri Jackson & Laurel Hood