~~September 29, 2015~~
EMPOWERING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
300 million local and indigenous people live in forests worldwide.
Stand For Trees forest conservation projects provide them with a meaningful and culturally respectful livelihood.
TREES CAN HELP SAVE US
THE QUESTION IS WHETHER WE HAVE THE WIT — AND THE WILL — TO SAVE THEM
Forests are the lungs of the earth and our greatest ally in fighting climate change. They absorb carbon and turn atmospheric CO2, water and sunlight into wood while producing the oxygen we breathe. But instead of returning the favor, we cut them down. It’s estimated that roughly 15% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions today are the result of deforestation and forest degradation. That’s comparable to the total annual CO2 emissions of China, or the emissions of the entire global transportation sector — all the world’s planes, ships…
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