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Resolution: Plant 50 Trees in 2010

Environment  (tags: ClimateChange, CO2emissions, globalwarming, forests, trees )

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Deforestation and climate change are intimately connected: Globally, deforestation releases nearly 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, and is responsible for nearly 25 percent of man-made CO2 emissions. Lets work together to TAKE ACTION

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Chris Otahal (507)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 12:11 pm
Please spread the word - together we can make a difference :)

Tierney G (381)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 1:03 pm
Signed thanks Chris!

Fiona O (565)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 2:13 pm
Will spread the word.

Mandi T (375)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 2:31 pm
Signed #15. Shared and posted on F.B.
Thanks Chris

Barbara T (431)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 2:32 pm
Ah, last week's Green Star "expired" -- I can give you another! Thank you, Chris! Fantastic idea! Hope you get DOUBLE the number you expect!

Elena P (549)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:01 pm
"You cannot currently send a star to Chris because you have done so within the last week."

. (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:05 pm
Thank you and noted Chris,

I will be forwarding ASAP!!!

Marty P (149)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:12 pm
thanks chris

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:19 pm
Thanks Chris

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:47 pm
Excellent petition, ty.

I hope we can plant many many trees in 2010, to look after the planet, conserve water and store carbon, and restore ecosystems for birds and wildlife.

. (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 4:39 pm
gladly signed my friend

Jaclin S (230)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 5:03 pm
Thanx Chris. Love & Light

Sir Walk F (124)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 5:55 pm
Start petitioning your local city council to start programs to encourage the planting of native trees in public parks, city streets, neighborhoods, front yards, etc. Work with local nurseries, gardeners, and politicians to get programs funded, sponsored, protected. Start thinking about the next 100 years.

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 6:20 pm
...noted and passed on TY Chris, oxxoxoxoxo Blu

rose s (239)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 7:06 pm
Thanks Chris for your valuable save our beloved home earth.Pls, everyone think Green and plant more trees.

Felicita Luna (208)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 7:07 pm
Noted, signed and twittered!!

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 7:12 pm
During the last major depression the WPA and the CCC program was started to give people work to generate income and kick start the economy. Both these programs planted trees and bushes and made many of the beautiful parks that we see today in towns.
Why isn't our Government doing this now? Seems like a win win to me. The nurseries could sell trees, people would have a job, their salary would spend money in the local economy, and the trees planted would help our air, be beautiful, and have a place for the birds to nest in. Wow, what a concept. Why are not programs that worked in the past being done now?

H Nick H (1826)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 7:55 pm
Dandelion, good idea, but we have about half our government doing everything they can to stop Obmaa in his tracks. We also need much infrastuctor (bridges, roads, pipes, etc) repaired. Hopefully Obama will get this going, but only if we all start to do and say posistive things to get them done. We have to start it ourselves. I have planeted trees and made my little yard a wildlife garden. Small, but it works. We can all do our part.

Why not start a petition on his, as you are good at this kind of thing. I want to see our country get back on track to it's former glory, for the good of us all.

Barbara W (342)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 8:08 pm
TY Chris! We have several seedlings we're babying form the cold, at the moment

Carol L (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 8:52 pm
I think that is a great resolution and I will add it on my list for 2010. I will plant more trees in my own yard. A little sanctuary garden that will help the earth one tree at a time....

Frank Lornitzo (8)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 9:06 pm
I will contact the Bradford Conservation Commission and inform them of this resolution if they don't already know about it. They have been doing special work with two wetland areas. Also the Beautification Committee that has been working in town. I don't own property myself for planting.

Aimee Osmulski (13)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 9:13 pm
I will do my part.

Alejandra Vega (139)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 9:19 pm
TY, Chris! Yes, let's work together!!!

ivona P (145)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 9:26 pm
Signed and noted.Thank you Chris.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 9:36 pm
Trees are very important things. They are also one of my favorite things TY Chris

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 9:37 pm
Oh I forgot, I signed gladly.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 10:35 pm
All done, number 49. Thanks!

Saturday December 12, 2009, 11:27 pm
got it chris from CHRIS

Saturday December 12, 2009, 11:28 pm

Gaias Son Aiki (40)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:05 am
Thanks Chris. Signed and noted :-)

Peace Monger (185)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:28 am
Trees = Life!
Gladly signed & noted

Treehugger kim

JustaHuman Here (53)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:50 am
Signed with hope (We can, not the useless politicians)

Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:02 am
Noted. Signed. We all live on this earth, so its up to us to keep her going, but healthy. Also to forward this story to as many as possible to get them to sign. Thanks Chris.

Dima M (34)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:31 am
a great resolution, i will add it to my list

Alice C (1797)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:33 am
Signed and sent onto others...We planted 8 fruit trees here at our farm last year...and hope to do at least that this year.

Annabelle T (1)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:41 am
Thanks Chris. I have signed the petition, made my donation of $5 and posted the information on my Twitter page.

gerold fahrer (185)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 3:18 am
Signed thanks Chris! I had no grounds, but I dont by furnitures, paper, meat, eggs, milk, betrol and I looks what I can do else....

Richard N (1)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 4:34 am
signed & noted

Dee C (23)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 5:46 am
Signed & Noted..
Thank you Chris for all you do..

Mick Gill (119)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 6:21 am
Signed thanks
I would like to see 2010 trees planted that would be great

Audra R (31)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 6:39 am
signed and noted to have trees planted...

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 6:47 am
planting a tree 2010 :)

Chris K (1231)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 7:48 am
noted and signed

Jason Green (235)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 8:18 am
Thank you for signing “Resolution: Plant 50 Trees in 2010”

Peg H (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 8:22 am
Plant a tree and repair our ozone.

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 9:03 am
Thank you for signing “Resolution: Plant 50 Trees in 2010”
Chris, I wanna be YOU when I grow up! :-)
Great petition, my friend!
Jill & I will plant at least a few in 2010!
Happily signed and noted!

La Loba L (49)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 9:45 am
Thanks for the petition. Signed. This is probably the single most important change that we, as individuals, can make to help stop global warming. I, and mine, will do our part, and spread the word. Even in Hawaii, which was once so beautiful, the government is doing all they can to deforest there, also. Without plants, there will be no oxygen.

Mari 's (1356)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 10:35 am

Thank You Chris!!!! :)

Jelica R (144)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 10:39 am
Thanks, Chris, and Panda for forwarding

"Thank you! You signed at 4:13 PM PST, Dec 12, 2009"


Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 10:57 am
Signed, noted, donated! and forwarded.

Chris Otahal (507)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 11:23 am
WOW - thank's for all the positive feedback ... and for getting the word out :)

We just passed the first 100 signatures point - woohoo!

Remember, I'm planting a tree for each signature received ... so keep up the good work!

Barbara West (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:23 pm
This is a great idea. Noted and signed.

Louise B (53)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:41 pm
Let's Do It !

Jaclin S (230)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 12:51 pm
Lyn Dear One TY - I signed- Brightest Blessings. & Thanx Chris

eileen k (1)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:11 pm
TX, Chris. I've already notified Governor O'Malley, criticizing him for massive deforestation close to where I live to build a questionable roadway that may be nothing more than a huge waste of $$$. I also notified the MD State Government that reforestation is essential in order to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Sylvia W (46)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:50 pm
Signed and noted. I can only plant a couple more trees on my tiny acre, but I have plans for at least two more, and I take good care of the ones I already have.

Gemma H (48)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 1:55 pm
Noted & signed ~ Thanks Chris

Bill L. (1)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:22 pm
I am attempting to find a old apple or fruit orchard and start re populating an caring for what is there. No Pesticide apples or pears etc I plan on adding at least 1 apple tree to my yard, an im planting apple trees i have started on public lands. I make fruit "BOMBS" 9seeds of melons squash etc in a small paper towel wrap and toss them where i believe they will catch pn in vacant lots,road sides parks or where ever. Keep this going an we can feed a lot for nothing but stop tossing seeds. Thanks BILL

Glenda J (158)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:31 pm
Thanks Chris

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:50 pm
Signed and noted

Gillian M (218)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 3:07 pm
# 127: 3:06 pm PST, Dec 13, Gillian M, United Kingdom

Thanx Chris

Karen S (106)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 3:26 pm
Thanx Chris. I have about 200+ acres of treed land, so a few more trees won't hurt and I don't even have to look far to find a place to plant them.

David Gould (155)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 5:46 pm
Over the last twelve years we have planted several hundred trees here...many of them rare examples...we will continue to do this to clean our air and maybe give the future, a future.

Chris Otahal (507)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 5:53 pm
Cool - thanks everyone for helping get this to the top of the "Most Active" list - you all are awesome...

Just as a reminder, you can turn your Butterfly Rewards into Trees for the Future too :)

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 7:21 pm
I would like to thank Chis for such a lovely post.Plant the trees so we can heal Earth. We screwed up, now this is our problem and we need to fix it before it is to late.Love to read this post.....

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Past Member (0)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 9:15 pm

Oda Sofie Johnsen (1)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 10:17 pm
Great idea!

JustaHuman Here (53)
Monday December 14, 2009, 12:01 am
The only ones who can take action in this case are the politicians. And they do not want.

Chris Otahal (507)
Monday December 14, 2009, 12:26 am
With all due respect, I would dissagree - this project shows WE CAN make a difference DESPITE the "politcians" - and there are many other such inituatives out there making a difference. However, we do need to get the "politicians" to do the right thing too - we need to keep the pressure on them and if they don't do as we think appropriate, it is our perogitive to boot them out :)

Mari 's (1356)
Monday December 14, 2009, 5:17 am

If we waiting for "Politicians" Nothing would get done. I don't need Politicians to plant trees and clean up my own mess that I am making do I? Yes we do need their help but I will not lay down and die waiting for them as the 'Titanic' Earth is sinking. Everyone working together helps a lot as we see results here at Care2 and Facebook.

Why would anyone not want to not heal and do their part? Or at least clean up the mess they create? Politicians are not going to do that. Politicians might help and combat climate change more but not clean up everyone's individual mess. If you use it, replace it. If you pollute, clean it up. If everyone cleaned up their own mess we would be living in a healthier environment for us all. Most people don't even think they can give back but they can as there are even free ways to help.

I think the Politicians should be planting trees and healing. Now, when you can get them to move let me know.



Mari 's (1356)
Monday December 14, 2009, 5:41 am

Ralph X I am sending you a star. I believe the Fire inside you should be directed to the politicians and I hope you keep that Fire burning and demand change and also Hemp paper products. Chris is doing a very good thing why not see that? If everyone stood up and did something good such as this all the animals would also get their homes back. These trees are for many not just human use. Keep that FIRE burning Ralph and do not wait for someone else to save you, save yourself.

Note: I am planting 1000 Chris! 2010 I will be planting 1000 or more and at ten cents a tree everyone should be able to afford one tree and at least replace paper use.


Leia P. (7)
Monday December 14, 2009, 6:09 am
nice cause

Past Member (0)
Monday December 14, 2009, 8:22 am
I work for a company called Pure Fun Organic Candy. In 2009, our company planted 15,000 trees for our Pal's club members and are planting a record 1 MILLION TREES in 2010.

I love working for this company...they do such great things!

Past Member (0)
Monday December 14, 2009, 8:57 am
aw, great idea! (:

MmAway M (505)
Monday December 14, 2009, 9:56 am
Thanks Chris!

Was reading some of the comments trying to get down to the bottom to say I signed and forwarded, then forgot the #..Went back...right now #159..

Yes, we need to get this out there and thank SirRobert for the forward to me!

. (0)
Monday December 14, 2009, 10:29 am
20% of the way there

Lilith Graves (663)
Monday December 14, 2009, 10:52 am

Shaheen N (64)
Monday December 14, 2009, 1:30 pm
Thanks for the petition. Noted,Signed & Forwarded. I live in an apartment so I have box garden in my Kitchen window.

Anna K (58)
Monday December 14, 2009, 5:02 pm
Signed & noted, thanks!

Chris Otahal (507)
Monday December 14, 2009, 5:54 pm
Again, thanks all - and a special thanks to Mari - WOW, commiting to 1,000 trees - THAT is fantastic :)

Elisa M (93)
Monday December 14, 2009, 6:02 pm

Very good idea! Thanks for sharing Chris, and for your commitment :)

Moses Kasisami (40)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 1:24 am
thanks a lot. keep the good work.

marie C (163)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 6:36 am
Your a Star Chris Thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 6:12 pm
wonderful resolution. easily noted and done!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 9:29 am

Wednesday December 16, 2009, 11:39 am
signed/posted on facebook/twitter

Thanks Chris

Mandy B (30)
Thursday December 17, 2009, 1:44 pm
Great cause!

i dont think 50 is enough =]

No Way (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 3:33 pm
IF you believe politians are the ONLY ones who can or can't do anything, THEN YOU MUST VOTE THEM OUT and Do Something YOURSELF by saying YES TO TREES!

Lea C (20)
Friday December 18, 2009, 3:36 pm
Done...but I live in an apartment. So I'll have to put a tree in a pot and grow it there. I can't plant anything in the field across the street though. I live in MI and the blue/green fungus is killing trees in the masses. If they'd quit geoengineering, maybe something could grow here again, but as it is right now, they're dying. I did save one very large oak tree outside of my window. I used Baking Soda solution and sprayed the entire trunk of the tree, and it killed the fungus. But I would need truck loads and baking soda to spray all the tress. Note: Fungus cannot life in an alkaline solution. :>) It went right to the roots when it rained. So, saving the lives of the existing trees is important as well.

Little A (33)
Friday December 18, 2009, 4:55 pm
IGreat info, Lea

Nina D (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 7:16 pm
Signed #184, forwarded to 9 others, and shared on facebook.

I shall try Lea's remedy on some ailing trees in my friends garden. Thanks for the tip!

Spencer Selander (8)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 3:25 am
Trees are good, but they're not the only plants that capture carbon - all plants do, to greater or lesser extent. If you have a garden, and there's ever a time when some portion of it has nothing growing on it, you're missing an opportunity to add carbon to the soil - which would improve the soil as well as fight climate change.

Plant a cover crop in any space that's vacant - buckwheat is a good choice for areas that are temporarily empty during the warm season, it will make good growth in just a few weeks. In the fall, plant overwintering cover crops in vegetable gardens and annual flower beds (there are suitable ones for even very cold climates).

When it's time to plant veggies or flowers again, you can cut down the cover crop and turn it under, or remove it to the compost pile, or leave it lay as a mulch and plant right through it. Whichever you do, you'll be adding valuable organic matter to the soil and removing CO2 from the air.

Shailja Mukhtyar (90)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 10:45 am
Already signed. Fullly agree w/ the idea... recommend all to try where answering 20 ?ns about the environment correctly results in planting a tree... so far since october 1 may have planted 150 trees!! it feels good to make use of wasted time, learn something & achieve something for the environment, effortlessly.

Its a small investment of time, and a huge investment on the future :-))

Larry S (645)
Monday December 21, 2009, 3:54 pm
For $10 a year (US) you can subscribe and get 10 free trees from Arbor Day Foundation. For more info go to

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 22, 2009, 2:01 pm
thank you lars. that is a great post.

i'll be planting more than 50 trees in 2010 - both through arbor day and my care2 credits!

Moses Kasisami (40)
Thursday December 24, 2009, 7:20 am
its a good idea let's embrace it.

Mari 's (1356)
Friday January 1, 2010, 3:10 am

Adding these links Chris as people keep asking me for this information

Trees For The Future Is Listed Here In This Charity Navigator:)

Here is a nice video outlining their program:... See More


Mari 's (1356)
Friday January 1, 2010, 3:20 am
Deforestation Of The Earth Does Cause Climate Change

SOS Rainforests

UCS - What Do Tropical Forests Have to Do with Global Warming?

Forests & Climate Change Nature Conservancy

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation | Greenpeace International

Protecting one acre of Rainforest land prevents more than 100 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and many species from losing their homes.

Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down. That's 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year. More than 56,000 square miles of natural forest are lost each year.

(worth $40M) of illegally logged rosewood rainforest

Label Palm Oil. Save the Orangutan. Save the Rainforest.

Please Boycott Palm Oils look at the products you buy

Meat companies sued over Amazon deforestation

Save the Rainforest Campaign


Mari 's (1356)
Saturday January 2, 2010, 3:45 pm

Causes and Effects of Deforestation

Climate Change: It is well known that global warming is being caused largely due to emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. However, what is not known quite as well is that deforestation has a direction association with carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Trees act as a major storage depot for carbon, since they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is then used to produce carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that make up trees. When deforestation occurs, many of the trees are burnt or they are allowed to rot, which results in releasing the carbon that is stored in them as carbon dioxide. This, in turn, leads to greater concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


. (0)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 7:02 pm
signed. better late than never :)

Chhiv - (170)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:37 pm
Signed and noted.

Wednesday January 13, 2010, 12:29 am
Here in Indonesia, a country with fastest deforestation in the world (no thanks to Cargill and oil plantations), President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made it MANDATORY that every citizen plant one tree. Though this program might not work (due to uncaring persons, we all have it somewhere), I think it's a good idea to atone our mother earth. Perhaps we should start sending our own presidents/royalties to start same move? Tone of the top works double magic ^_-

. (0)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 9:01 am
Excellent advice..........I am going to do it...

Chris Otahal (507)
Tuesday January 19, 2010, 1:40 pm
217 signatures so far ... thanks all who are spreading the word on this and keeping the petition alive :)
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