We celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, the 27th of April. This day we join hands to celebrate our forest around the world, renew the air we breathe, help to maintain a healthy climate and sustain all life on Earth.
The Arbor Day
Derived from the Latin name ”Arbor” meaning Tree, this day is celebrated around the world as a day where individuals or groups are encouraged to plant or take care of a tree. Different countries celebrate this day differently depending on the season of spring, planting seasons and climatic conditions. India calls this day Van Mahotsav, but it is mostly referred to around the world as the National Tree Planting Day for people in Cambodia, Iran, Central African Republic, Pakistan, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Uganda Malawi, Luxembourg, Lesotho and Australia.
Nature Conservancy’s ”Plant a Billion Tree” Campaign
To help celebrate Arbor day, Wild Navigator shares The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Tree Campaign.
The Plant a Billion Tree project is a worldwide effort to protect and restore the Atlantic Forests, one of the world’s largest and most endangered tropical forests of which only 12% remains. The Nature Conservancy works with local partners to bring the Atlantic Forests back from the brink – restoring 1 million acres of land by helping plant 1 billion trees by 2015. This restoration effort has the potential to remove 4 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.
Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Tree Campaign pledges to plant million trees as a part of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)‘s Billion Tree Campaign. The Billion Tree Campaign works with partners such as Disneynature, Universal, Avon, Sakroots, UNEP, Penguin Books, Planet Green, Resolution, PHYTO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Payless and Visa.
Wild Navigator invites you to spread the word and participate in Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees Campaign and donate a Tree.
Each Tree costs $1 and helps the Nature Conservancy get closer to their goals of protecting 1 million acres and by planting 1 billion native trees.
Come join them in their campaign
Wild Navigator would like to thank Nature Conservancy’s Midori Matsuyama (Online Outreach: The Nature Conservancy) for all the information provided and we will carry on supporting their efforts in the field of nature conservation. Please join their cause and support them in any way possible. Thank you.