Trees are the life force of our planet. They do amazing things for us and all life on earth. We should be truly indebted to them.
10% of our revenue is dedicated to our tree planting on Pledging for Change. And YOUR ethical business can be part of it all.
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Our best friends are trees
- absorb CO2 and give out Oxygen, being the lungs of our earth
- prevent soil erosion and form wind barriers helping us to grow crops in the land around and in between them without wash-away, or pulverisation by strong winds and lashing rains
- provide shade for shade loving plants and crops
- provide habitats and refuge for wildlife from the tiniest insects to the some of the largest predators which in turn predate on unwanted pests on our crops and are all part of the circle of life
- provide us with constantly renewable materials for all sorts of things like leaves for compost, wood for our buildings and fuels,
- provide us and wildlife with food like fruits and berries,
- provide us with medicines from all the different (and yet many still undiscovered),saps, fruits and barks
- and much more than i have listed here
So doesn’t it make sense that we protect out trees, and keep planting more and more of them?
It does to me.
And that’s why tree planting projects are part of Pledging for Change’s mission to give back to our planet and the people and wildlife that they support.
Advertising your ethical business on Pledging for Change ethical directory is not only good for business but you will be contributing to environmental projects planting trees in rural communities in developing countries too.
Pledging for Change will plant 5 trees per month for every investment into our ethical advertising and promotions.
Please consider also supporting a charity or non-profit organization with your ethical advertising
Trees for the Future: Kenya Project
Overview of Social and Environmental Issues
Poaching in the National Parks close to Somalia and Ethiopia has been increasing in recent years and the Kenya Wildlife Service may close those parks because of the danger and expense. There has been extensive deforestation for firewood and other uses. Only 3% of Kenya’s original forest remains. There has been extensive cutting of native hardwood species by carvers and carpenters.
In early 2008 Kenya was encompassed by post-election violence, primarily in Western Kenya. The issues have not been resolved, despite the violence ending. Kenyans understand the importance of tree planting and there are many groups and individuals who want to work with Trees for the Future. There is population pressure on the arable land in Central and Western Kenya.
Kenya has large projects throughout Central and Western Kenya. There are several demonstration farms that are being developed to educate local communities on sustainable agriculture and agroforestry. There are several reforestation projects in and near protected forests, such as Mount Kenya, and Kakamega Forest Reserve. Trees for the Future is working with several women’s groups and some local trade schools.
2008 saw a large expansion of the Kenya Program. Many organizations are interested in the program and tree planting. In 2009, Trees for the Future has hired a Kenya Program Coordinator to implement projects throughout Kenya. The Kenya program projects focus on reforesting natural areas and working with local community organizations to provide economic opportunities for rural youths. Trees for the Future distributed 300,000 seedlings in 2008.
With your help Pledging for Change can continue to support this project. Your Ethical Advertising will plant 5 trees every month!
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