from AwarenessJunkie Website
In just one day,
thousands of volunteers from around the country planted 647,250
trees in over 150 locations.
Oil exploration and the logging industry, as well as urban development, have resulted in cutting down of thousands of acres of forest.
Despite this, it is still ranked eighth most biodiverse country in the world.
This is why it is imperative that people do what they can to preserve the precious ecosystems of the rainforest.
Ecuador’s Tree Planting Effort
Volunteers planted 216 different tree species.
The Ecuadorian government has set a goal of reforesting over 500,000 hectares long term. Their aim is to counterbalance the damage created by deforestation up to this point.
Global Reforestation Efforts
Similar to Ecuador, many other countries that have fallen victim to deforestation have started their own tree planting movements.
Here are three examples:
But let’s not be fooled.
Deforestation continues. The effort of these countries does counteract the devastation that humanity has inflicted on the world’s forests, but on a very small scale.
The role that you want to play in reforesting our planet is up to you.
If you cannot personally become involved in planting trees, helping financially is a great way to support groups such as Community Carbon Trees, be it that you make a personal donation or start a Tree Fundraiser.
If you decide to collaborate with an activist group such as Community Carbon Trees, make sure they focus on planting a variety of trees. Also, it is important that they focus on reforesting areas close to the equator.
It is in these areas that trees sequester carbon dioxide 365 days a year and can have the most significant global impact.