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Environment  (tags: Amazon, rainforest, protection, globalwarming, climate-change, environment, nature, habitat, wildlife, trees, water )

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For many years, the amazon rainforest has just stood there. but now, we have a problem, global warming is starting to affect the amazon with its habitat, trees, plants, rain and wildlife.

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Michael M (60)
Friday April 18, 2008, 8:59 am
If you are not cutting out obscene consumption - massive houses, massive autos, massive appetites, bodies, buying, spending, toy collection, overproducing, whether of offspring or products to gain culturally approved wealth, all the petition signing in the world will not save anything at all.
A single cotton t-shirt expropriates, diverts, channels water from the living earth, 552 to 700 gallons.
Healthy Soy Drinks For All expropriates massive portions of the living lands, starving out uncountable species and impoverishing every ife that exists, including your own. Such foods or feeds exported across continents and oceans fume fossil fuels into the atmosphere, ripping off massive parts of earth's surface, putting such mind-numbing and mutagenic stuff as mercury into the bodiess of all children whether they be polar bears, whales, you.
Change your life first. I was told this by a panel at a seminar, in answer to a question I had about what we can actually do.

Tom M (814)
Friday April 18, 2008, 9:32 am

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Saturday April 19, 2008, 4:02 am

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Choose at least a five to six-foot tree grown to nursery standards.
Select a site with enough room for roots and branches to reach full size. Avoid overhead and underground utilities.
Prepare a planting area as deep as the root ball and three to five times its diameter by loosening the soil. Dig a hole in the middle of the area. In heavy clay soil, plant 2-3 inches above the base of the trunk flare (where the roots meet the main stem) rather than at or below the original growing level. If the soil is very sandy, then plant at grade so that the soil at the top of the root ball doesn't erode or dry out. Overall, plant the root ball so that once some settling of the soil occurs, the trunk FLARE is at grade level.
Use water to settle soil and remove air pockets in planting area.
Stake the tree to flex with the wind only if tree is unable to stand up to wind.
Spread a two to three inch layer of mulch on entire area, but not within six inches of tree trunk.
Don't forget, American Forests can plant trees for you as part of our Global ReLeaf program. Each tree is planted in restoration projects taking place in the U.S. and around the world. .
How to Plant a Tree Seedling
Plant your seedling as soon as possible - in cooler climates, before the first frost. If first frost has occurred already, then plant your tree indoors and transplant it once the chance of frost is over. (See instructions below .)
Prepare a planting area where the seedling will have adequate space to grow into a full sized tree both above and below the ground. (Pay special attention to utility wires.)
Place the root collar (the place where the roots join the stem) at soil level.
Settle soil with water to avoid air space.
Protect seedling from damage caused by feet, lawnmowers, pets, etc.

How to plant a tree seedling indoors
(If weather precludes outside planting):
Place seedling in a container that is at least 6 inches deep and has several drainage holes.
Pack the soil around seedling, completely covering the root collar.
Water well after planting and place seedling in a bright room; direct sunlight is best.
Keep moist by watering as needed and transplant outside when weather permits.

For more information about the best planting times in your area, contact a local nursery.

Where to Plant Trees for Energy Conservation and More

Planting trees around your home will conserve energy and lower the cost of utility bills. Three well-placed deciduous (leaf-losing) trees on the east, south, and west sides of a home will shade it from summer sun and lower air conditioning costs by 10 to 50 percent. In addition to saving money, conserving energy directly translates to less carbon dioxide produced at the power plants.


Jenn Turner (19)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 4:08 am
noted and signed, thanks for posting.

Hans L (958)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 4:25 am
Noted signed with comment!
The rainforest needs protection this pledge is completely useless! What action must we take? Do we buy rainforest to save it? I did not read one comment from somebody who would actually reduce his footprint! As long as your footprint is three times bigger than the average forget these kind of pledges! ITS YOU WHO MUST TAKE ACTION! REDUCE YOUR IMPACT! Do you know your footprint? Developed countries often have ecological footprints that are above 2.3 hectares per person. Currently, this level is not sustainable. Developing countries, like India, Thailand and Brazil, have a sustainable ecological footprint at the moment but that comes at a price. Poor health and poverty is more common in these countries. These problems need to be tackled and this will probably increase their ecological footprint. The challenge for the future is to meet all people's needs. Technology and economic sustainability will help to achieve this. check out more here!

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 4:34 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 5:39 am
Noted and signed

Proteja LaTierra (19)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 5:43 am
Signed and noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 5:55 am
They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half just to see'em.
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone.
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.
Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi
Plant trees for life..........

Maryanne C (111)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 6:07 am
Signed and noted,thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 6:21 am
Michael M......AMEN-AMEN-AMEN!!!!!!!!

All of us must stop the gluttonous
attitude we have as a species......

We keep up this "I WANT-I WANT.BUT DON'T NEED".....
Is going to do us in!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG TIME.....

PLANT TREES FOR LIFE...............

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 6:45 am
Thank you to all of you I agree with you all , we have to do something to change what we are doing. Lovely picture and noted and signed and Thank you Cher.

Judy Cross (83)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 10:43 am
Part of the reason the Amazon Rainforest is being cleared is for BIOFUELS.
Now that Brazil has a big oil find, the pressure may be off the production of sugarcane for ethanol.

Fil J (28)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 11:46 am
Agree with Bette and Michael. Signed, of course!

Donna Smith (43)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 2:05 pm
noted and signed.

Doris N (245)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 5:58 pm
I pledge to save ten square kilometres of rainforest throught the Swedish Friends of the Earth! Happy to see so many together in this cause! (I've also cut my ecological footprint by not driving, not flying, eating mainly vegetarian local and organic food, switching to wind-generated electricity and all in all living a simple and thrifty life-style, with lots of fun and meaning and quality of life - I can really recommend it! :-) !)

Daniel Barker (35)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 6:10 pm
My comment: I have made the personal commitment to family planning and eating responsbibly.

Jacolin S (261)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 6:22 pm
Noted, signed & pledged. Thank you Cher!

. (0)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 4:59 am
sign petition! Not Mike? log out
Thank you! You signed at 5:48 PM PDT, Mar 30, 2008 noted,thank you very much Cher

Doris N (245)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 7:00 am
Please, spread this message - everyone can do a lot to help save the planet - not just a bit each - to live simply and mindfully of the planet is cheap and within everyone's reach. And it will have a tremendous impact, if many people will do this in earnest. I'm happy to see so many here at Care2 realizing this, just look at the comments above for inspiration... The "wannabe rich" are among the most dangerous species walking this planet, we better not emulate nor encourage them, there are so many better examples to get inspired by, for example "voluntary simplicity" is one such source of good ideas...

RIVER F (98)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 8:43 am

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 9:56 am
Noted and thanks to Michael M., Hans L., Bette M., Doris N., and all of you who realize the Earth is made up of so many eco-systems that are inter-related, and we humans are the most able to try our very best to keep the Earth a living system. I signed Cher, though I fear my little signature will get no attention from those who insist this Earth is Theirs to do what ever they wish/want as long as it is the name of Their survival - regardless if the survival only means 1 -5 - 10 -50 years.

Donna Smith (43)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 12:53 pm
signed and noted,thanks

DonnaMarie Sloma (3)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 2:29 pm
signed and noted!

Daniel Barker (35)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 4:01 pm
Michael, you are right - buying food from halfway around the planet is madness! I like Bette - plant trees, plant life.

I suppose it would be interesting if we tried living within our means - living off the land, as the British couple in the suburbs did in Good People (Good Neighbors in the U.S.). Instead of lawn, we could have grain, fruits and vegetables. Anything to stop the madness of gross consumption of resources!

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 5:58 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Cher because you have done so within the last week.
TY Cher!

Sandra M Z (114)
Monday April 21, 2008, 12:24 am
Agree with Michael M. Noted, thanks Cher.

Ben O (171)
Monday April 21, 2008, 1:27 am
We must save what is left of the rainforest(s).
It is a concern to all of us on this Planet!
If not NOW - WHEN???

Deborah N (37)
Monday April 21, 2008, 1:00 pm
What kills me is that we all want to save the Rain Forest & the one that sits in the White House could care less .. he cuts trees & does oil & gas & if there was anything else in the Rain Forest he'd go after that also... there so much at steak here ... all the creatures & animals there... ALL need to be saved from distruction... thanks Cher

Edward H (45)
Monday April 21, 2008, 3:16 pm
Sign and noted...

Mary w (5)
Friday April 25, 2008, 7:39 am
A tree I drew on graffiti ReGeneration contest about green. This is the poem I have with it.

It takes a seed to pant a tree
It takes love to fill it's need
It takes the world collectively
It takes soul and a strong belief
We can give back
Mary Crow

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