~~September 29, 2015~~
EMPOWERING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
300 million local and indigenous people live in forests worldwide.
Stand For Trees forest conservation projects provide them with a meaningful and culturally respectful livelihood.
TREES CAN HELP SAVE US
THE QUESTION IS WHETHER WE HAVE THE WIT — AND THE WILL — TO SAVE THEM
Forests are the lungs of the earth and our greatest ally in fighting climate change. They absorb carbon and turn atmospheric CO2, water and sunlight into wood while producing the oxygen we breathe. But instead of returning the favor, we cut them down. It’s estimated that roughly 15% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions today are the result of deforestation and forest degradation. That’s comparable to the total annual CO2 emissions of China, or the emissions of the entire global transportation sector — all the world’s planes, ships, trucks, and automobiles combined.
Protecting forests and restoring those that have been degraded are among the easiest options we have for slowing climate change. It doesn’t require any new technological breakthrough — it simply requires each of us to join in. We all impact climate change, but now we can each be part of a broader solution. Companies can stand with employees. Sports teams can stand with fans. And we can all stand with our friends and loved ones. We can each purchase Stand for Trees Certificates to help offset our own emissions, and share the news of our purchase on our favorite social media platforms.
In short, Stand For Trees represents nothing less than a global and grassroots intervention. Trees stand for us. Now its time for all of us to Stand For Trees.
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