The United Nations has set up an environment program to help organizations around the world plant one-billion trees. Committing as a family or in a community organization to plant trees will help them meet their goal.
We have but a short time to avert damaging and economically debilitating climate change. The solutions are numerous and, as many economists say, affordable when compared with the costs of complacency. The goods and services provided by forests are worth billions if not trillions of dollars to the global economy. Forests are natural and economically important sinks’, sequestrating carbon from the atmosphere and locking it away in trunks and branches. Globally, forest cover is at least one-third less than what it once was. It is time to reverse the trends, it is time to act.
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
All you need to do is do some research for tree planting organizations in your area and get involved. You can also make the pledge for yourself and your family by registering your pledge to their website at UNEP.org Make it a family day and get involved together.