As a member of the “Artists Giving Back” team, I’m pleased to be collaborating with the “Giving Back to Nature” project.
“Giving Back to Nature” has partnered with “The Eden Projects” to help plant ONE MILLION TREES.
You can help by planting trees. How?
By acquiring your favorite fine art photography piece as shown below.
100 Trees Planted – For each 16″ x 24″ art piece
200 Trees Planted – For each 20″ x 30″ art piece
300 Trees Planted – For each 30″ x 45″ art piece
“Give Back to Nature’s goal is to help plant One Million Trees in developing countries, thus rebuilding the natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation and Remove and/or Prevent the equivalent of One Million Plastic Bottles to end up in our Lands or Oceans. By contributing to this project, you will help give back in many exciting ways:
• Help recreate healthy forest systems that will preserve wildlife habitat and endangered species
• Purify water sources
• Control flooding and erosion
• Help replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming
• Improve air quality
• Contribute to a healthy food chain.
• Reduce land, air and groundwater pollution.
• Protect our precious wildlife
• Stave off climate change
You will directly help the villages and communities which are suffering from extreme poverty by employing villagers to plant these trees. When farmers cannot grow anything, their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities to look for work. Oftentimes they must resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive. Let’s make sure this does not happen. We all have the power to give back, empower people, restore hope, reduce poverty and allow them to support their families.”
HOW WILL THE TREES BE PLANTED
“Eden Reforestarion Projects is one of the top nonprofit organizations that plant millions of trees every year. Eden reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.”
WHAT KIND OF TREES WILL BE PLANTED?
“The main goal will always be to reintroduce the native species of trees that belong in the area where the reforestation is taking place. Whether it’s Nepal, Indonesia, Madagascar, Haiti, Kenya, or Mozambique, no invasive or destructive species that can spread and harm the environment will ever be planted.”
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFORESTATION?
“Each of us shares responsibility. More than half of packaged products on the supermarkets’ shelves we consume daily, all contribute to the deforestation around the world. Global Canopy Programme (GCP) has launched a first-of-its-kind platform that evaluates and ranks 500 organizations around the world who are responsible for the commodities that further deforestation. Together, these 500 organizations control most of the global supply chain of so-called ‘forest risk commodities’, including soya, palm oil, beef, leather, timber, pulp, and paper. More than $100 billion US dollars of these goods are traded every year; and are found in more than half of packaged products on supermarkets’ shelves today.”
WHY ARE THE TREES NOT PLANTED LOCALLY?
“Many of the products that we consume today include derivatives which promote deforestation, contributes to climate change, and destroys natural animal habitats. Because these trees are grown in lush tropical regions, it is critical to replant the trees in these regions. By buying products that include these commodities, we greatly contribute to the problem. It’s common sense that if we are one of the main reasons this problem exists, we also find ways to stop the growth of these industries. We can begin by limiting or stopping the consumptions of products that are derived from soy, palm oil, beef, leather, timber, pulp, and paper. We can make a huge impact by helping to reforest the impoverished countries we help deforest. This allows the environment to be sustainable, it provides a better job for people who would turn to palm plantation work, and it would allow the animals to thrive that would normally be injured, killed or displaces during deforestation.”