Everyday is Earth Day!
Written by Plant With Purpose on April 22, 2010 in General
By Tenaya Wickstrand, Plant With Purpose Intern
Today is officially Earth Day! For a lot of people, Earth Day is a once a year reminder of just how important it is to help our environment, but for us at Plant With Purpose everyday is an Earth Day celebration. Each day we are dedicated to helping our global environment through eradicating poverty.
Plant With Purpose works in impoverished,deforested countries whose environment is in dire straights. Having cut down trees, a precious resource, as a last resort for survival, locals are left with no means of sustainability. By partnering with local farmers to reforest their land we are helping to alleviate poverty by solving this vicious cycle of deforestation.
As a result, for the past 25 years we have worked with farmers around the world to plant millions of trees, restore dried up water sheds, provide thousands of jobs.
Earth Day is a great reminder to the world of just how important our environment is, and the many ways individuals can help. We have been proud to participant in many events, including Balboa Park’s Earth Fair last weekend. I was excited to be a part of our most successful Earth Fair ever in our 20 years of participating. We shared our work, and encouraged people to help us plant trees. The response was amazing. Young children to older adults enthusiastically donated to planting trees! Our goal is to plant 1 million trees this year, and we hope to continue to share our work with as many people as possible.
Today should be a focus of everyday. You can help us achieve our goal of reforesting the hillsides in the 6 countries where we work by visiting our website and planting a tree for just 1 buck, or an orchard for 10 bucks!
Happy Earth Day, everyone!