|"Half of the forests that originally covered 48 percent of the Earth's land surface are gone.
Only one-fifth of the Earth's original forests remain pristine and undisturbed."
|Envirotrade. Biosequestration and Payments for Environmental Services. Local farmers and forest communities manage the planting and growth of trees- in return for proceeds from the sale of CO2 offsets to customers in the developed world. Current projects in Mozambique, Bhutan and Africa.|
|Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program- measure your carbon dioxide emissions, learn helpful ways to reduce those emissions, and then offset the remainder by planting trees. Since 2000, the Fund has restored 20,000 acres of forestlands with six million trees through its carbon sequestration programs.|
|Eco-Libris. Plant a tree for every book you read. Planting partners are organizations that work in developing countries.|
|Global Carbon Reduction Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing carbon dioxide through reforestation and forest preservation. Current Offset project in Missipippi.|
|Tree Canada is a charitable organization which partners with local volunteers to improve our quality of life by planting and caring for trees. Offset thru site.|
|United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign, Billion Tree Campaign, where people, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide each year.|
|USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service- Healthy Forests Reserve Program is a voluntary program established for the purpose of restoring and enhancing forest ecosystems to: 1) promote the recovery of threatened and endangered species, 2) improve biodiversity; and 3) enhance carbon sequestration.|
|Trees for the Future helps communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and country programs, they empower rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands.|
|Trees for Life International emphasis is on creating awareness, training people to plant and take care of trees and providing them with the resources needed to accomplish their tasks. Each recipient makes a pledge to help at least two others in the same manner in which they had been helped.
Their Moringa leaf project is very important !
|Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.|
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.