Do you like the group Train? Want to attend their April 20th concert in New York for FREE? Then you'll love the latest promotion by our partners at Origins. As part of Origins Rocks Earth Month, the skin care company is giving away free concert tickets at select locations when you take a pledge to be more green. And as a bonus, for every ticket they give away, Origins will plant a tree with us through our Global ReLeaf program! There is absolutely no way to lose on this great deal, so visithttp://www.origins.com/liveconcert/index.tmpl to learn where you can get your free tickets today!
The devastating Carmel Fire killed more than 40 people and ravaged thousands of acres of forest in a nation whose forested lands were already limited. But since that disaster, Israel has seen thousands of volunteers flowing in from local areas and around the world, all eager to play a part in the recovery and restoration of its forests. These volunteers have pulled weeds, pruned trees, hauled charred stumps and branches away, mulched, fertilized, and already planted some trees. They've been hard at work, and the result is that Israel's forests may still have a green future.
Do your weekend plans include saving the planet? Ours do! Every day between now and January 21 is a chance for you to vote for American Forests in Lowe's Charity Contest and help us plant more trees this year than any year before.
Trees planted in our Global ReLeaf project help restore and enhance forests that have been affected by development, drought, climate change, wildfire, and any number of other factors. To date we have planted 35 million trees in projects around the world. By voting for us in Lowe's Charity Contest, you can help us make 2011 a true Year of the Forests by helping to restore more forests than ever. You can vote one per day, per email address. Visit http://www.lowes.com/give to cast your vote for reforestation, and don't forget to tell your family and friends about it too!
Want a way to help plant trees for free? Vote for American Forests in Lowe's Charity Contest, and help us plant an extra 1 million trees this year! The more votes we get, the more trees we plant, so tell your friends and family to vote as well! The trees will be planted in one of our Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration projects around the world.
Last month, our friends at Alliance for Community Trees once again organized their National Neighborwoods Month, helping ordinary, every-day people across the country make an extraordinary difference to their community by planting trees.
Now that Neighborwoods Month is over, the numbers are in, and we can see just how many people came together this year to make their neighborhoods a little greener. This October, an impressive 26,000 volunteers in 192 cities united to plant more than 41,000 trees!
Are you busy on 10/10/10? Check out the Global Work Party, brought to you by 350.org. Be a part of a global day of volunteering and community service, aimed at helping the environment and fighting climate change. You can help plant trees, install solar panels, fix bikes, and much more. Look for a project happening near you, or download the resources to start your own! Check it out at http://www.350.org/invitation
Tomorrow (October 1) kicks off Neighborwoods Month! This annual, nationwide community service campaign aims to improve communities across the country by planting trees, cleaning parks, pruning branches, and more! You can volunteer in a project already set up for your community, or even apply to create your own. Visit http://neighborwoodsmonth.org/ to learn more about this great campaign!
Neighborwoods is run by the Alliance for Community Trees, a nonprofit that encompasses 180 local tree-planting and environmental community groups throughout the US and Canada. They strive to improve tree cover and health in urban areas in particular, emphasizing the importance of the many services and benefits that healthy urban forest can provide. Learn more at http://actrees.org/site/index.php
New Zealand is one of very few countries with a nationwide carbon credits system. Started in 2008, the program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by placing a cap on the emissions a company can produce. To exceed that cap, the company must purchase carbon credits that are generated by forestry. Of course, this has resulted in forestry being a far more profitable business than it once was. An nowhere has that change been more pronounced than in the community of New Zealand sheep farmers.
The wool and mutton industry hasn't been so good of late, leaving sheep farmers with fewer options to keep afloat. The carbon credit program - though controversial - looked like a blessing in disguise. Farmers can now earn more money by planting trees on their land than letting their sheep graze on it. In the past 20 years, 28% of the land used for sheep grazing in New Zealand has been put to new uses, much of it to forestry.
Though still in the experimental stages, New Zealand's carbon credit system poses an interesting case for other nations considering similar systems. Read more about the program and its effects on New Zealand farmers at
Chegg is the online textbook rental company that plants a tree for each of its rental orders- nearly 3 million planted already! And now you could win big with their new sweepstakes. Prizes include an MTV Spring Break trip, Grammy U Experience, and $5,000! All you have to do is rent your textbooks from Chegg.com for a chance to win these and other great prizes. By renting with Chegg for this coming semester, you will:
1 - Save a ton of cash
2 - Help the environment
3 - Get a chance to win one of a bunch of amazing prizes
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