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ReTree is Now Part of AmazonSmile!

Posted by David Tobias on

ReTree (People for Cause) is now part of AmazonSmile!  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ReTree every time you shop, at no cost to you. Simply use this link, and shop as you normally would. If you are ever prompted to choose a charity or organization to donate to, just type in “People for Cause,” and a portion of the purchase price will be donated to help us meet our goal of one million trees planted in 2017 to help reverse climate change. It’s as easy as one, two, three and will help support our work...

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What in the world is Tree Bombing?

Posted by David Tobias on

The term “world” couldn’t be more fitting.  According to Tree Hugger, there are approximately 2,500 old military planes that are sitting in airport hangars around the world – in over 70 countries!  These planes were designed to drop aerial bombs for military operations and could be used to drop as many as 900,000 young trees in a day!  Credit to a former RAF pilot, Jack Walters, to come up with this brilliant idea.  Lockheed has stated that a retro-fit technology could allow the planting of as many as 1 BILLION trees per year, enough to reforest 3k square miles (about...

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Tourism Severely Impacted by Climate Change

Posted by David Tobias on

As the planet’s temperatures rise, many popular tourist destinations sites such as Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Everest, the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Venice, Italy… even the Statue of Liberty are vulnerable to these changing environmental conditions.  Recently, a report recently released by UNESCO, named 31 popular tourist destination sites that are current impacted by climate change.  As the planet realizes hotter summers that lead to more wildfires, melting glaciers and snow pack that gives rise to sea levels, or higher severity of flooding and soil erosion, UNESCO has determined that tourism has begun to decline precipitously.  The UNESCO...

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An Overlooked Way to Help a Country Like Haiti

Posted by Crystal Ponti on

Haiti has long been plagued by environmental degradation making the small island state extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Unfortunately, the over-exploitation of natural resources has reduced the country’s ability to shield and protect itself from rising sea levels, loss of soil from erosion, intense weather events, flooding, and habitat loss – all the result of a warming planet. In 2008 four hurricanes struck the country within a space of thirty days, destroying more than sixty percent of agricultural crops and killing more than a thousand people. Climate change is suspected to increase the length and severity of these...

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10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Trees

Posted by Crystal Ponti on

Trees are necessary to support life and keep the natural balance of our planet. They aid in reversing climate change, are wonderful for adding beauty to your surroundings, and really can take the heat off your back. They’re protectors, defenders, and our greatest supporters. They’re also pretty remarkable in many other ways… ways that just might surprise you. Here are 10 amazing things you didn’t know about trees: 1.  Trees are the Oldest Living Organisms on Earth In Utah, the Pando colony of Quaking Aspen, also known as the Trembling Giant, is believed to be the oldest living organism on...

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