Planting more trees…

Credo, the mobile-phone company, is running a tree-planting campaign. Here’s part of the pitch to join:

From now until the end of the month, we’ll plant a tree for every new person who joins us on Facebook by “Liking” our page. So if you become a fan of our page, we’ll plant a tree on your behalf.

Trees are great for the planet. And our Facebook fan page is an important part of how we run our campaigns at CREDO.

The last time we ran a campaign like this, we ended up planting 36,113 trees. But this time we hope to get to 50,000.

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Running a similar campaign is The Rainforest Site. Here is information from a page titled “Plant Trees to Sequester Carbon”:

Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and subject to the Kyoto Protocol. Carbon emissions from deforestation, the burning of fossil fuels, changes in land use, and other human activities are increasing, while the earth’s ability to soak up, or “fix” the carbon, is decreasing because of ocean and forest changes.

Reforestation is a way to help restore the balance. Planting trees, especially quick-growing native trees that will not be logged or burned, removes carbon from the cycle and sequesters, or “fixes” it within the wood itself.

Your donation through this Gift That Gives More™ plants 30 native trees in the Monarch Reserve in Mexico. These fast-growing, tall, thick trees, will sequester 1/3 metric ton of carbon each (at a conservative estimate). After progressive thinning, half the trees will remain, sequestering 5 metric tons of carbon and removing it from the atmosphere for as long as the trees stand.

The types of trees are chosen based on the individual site’s requirements, and are drawn from: Pinus pseudostrobus (“Pseudostrobus Pine”), Pinus greggii (“Greggii Pine”), Pinus michoacana (“Michoacan Pine”), Cupressus lindleyii (“White Cedar”), and Abies religiosa (Oyamel Fir”).

Forests for Monarchs is a project of La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, Inc., a U.S. non-profit organization, in partnership with La Cruz Habitat Protection Project – Mexico in support of the planting and management of sustainable new forests in Michoacan, Mexico and beyond.

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