Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Plant a tree.

Ever wonder how we're going to get rid of all that global-warming causing carbon dioxide that comes spewing out of our cars, planes, factories and the like? Well, one way to do it is to plant trees. (Remember photosynthesis?) Trees and other green plants take make oxygen and sugar out of carbon dioxide and water. (6H2O + 6CO2 --> C6H12O6 + 6O2). We breathe the oxygen and get rid of the carbon dioxide. Ta da! And now with the help of Trees for the Future you can plant trees to offset the pollution you create.

Trees for the Future plants trees all over the world. Their work is similar to that of Wangari Maathai who won a Nobel Prize last year for her tree planting and other efforts in Kenya. Here's how to get involved:

* Honor a loved one or special occasion by having trees planted in her name.

* Plant trees to counter the pollution caused by your next trip, whether by plane or by car.

* Order your own tree planting kit.

* Volunteer with Trees for the Future.

Trees for the Future pays about ten cents to plant a tree, so even small contributions are helpful. I won't promise you a Nobel Prize, but I can promise that you'll make a difference. Plant your tree today!

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918


Karama said...

Click here to save already existing trees.

Karama said...

And you can also send gift trees from Heifer..

Anonymous said...

There is a good initiative by BNHs & ICICI Bank in India where they are promoting the use of Email statement instead of Paper statement. The two organisation would plant trees on the customers behalf. More details on

bikaran said...

Dear Karama
sounds great to do something like yours.I am trying to do my best for trees through my activity which is cycling around the world and planting tree everywhere.
hope GOD and nature help me to get more effect
you can have a look on my website
wish peace for all and greenness for earlth

Karama said...

Thanks Anon and Bikaran. We'll be sure to check out the links:


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