MORE TREES PLEASE
- Clean, filter, moisturize and cool the air, reducing urban heat island effects by as much as 5ºC
- Clean, filter and stabilize the soil, preventing erosion and ensuring healthy agriculture
- Reduce storm runoff, allowing underground aquifers to recharge
- Muffle noise pollution
- Protect against wind, reducing home heating costs and snowdrifts
- Provide food and natural habitat for many species
In a busy, noisy world, trees remind us of a slower, more stately pace. They show us patient endurance through changing times. We can learn from them how to be rooted, vital and expansive in the moment and live in awakened presence.
Planting trees is a way to give back to the Earth and show gratitude for all they do to sustain us. More trees mean healthier people and a healthier world.
Parvati, Kupid’s Play and Positive Possibilities have always dedicated a percentage of proceeds to reforestation. Our preferred partner in this is Embracing The World’s GreenFriends initiative.
Are you willing to take the green works challenge? Make the commitment and say “YES!” to living a green life by clicking on the LIVE GREEN box.
Save paper that was only printed on one side, and use it to print drafts or for scrap paper.
Cut open used envelopes and use them for note paper, or refold them inside out to reuse them.
Cut the front off holiday cards and use them as next year’s gift tags.
Switch from gift wrap to gift bags, wrap gifts in reusable cloth, or wrap gifts in comic pages from the newspaper.
Call junk mail companies and remove your name from their lists and put a sign on your mailbox that you do not want flyers.
Bring your own bags and buy products that use less packaging. Avoid packaging items that are already packaged by nature, such as a cluster of organic bananas. Ask your favorite take-out restaurant to let you bring your own containers.
Buy a travel mug and bring it to the coffee shop. Carry a water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
Walk, cycle, use public transit or take the train.
Switch to ecological cleansers for your home and for personal care.
In food, textiles and cosmetics, avoid chemicals and pesticides.
Use recycling clubs and thrift stores to recycle your used goods.
Eat less meat to conserve water, land and energy resources.
Take shorter showers; don’t leave taps running when not in use.
Trees are the lungs of the world. We need them to breathe. Look for opportunities to plant native trees near you, or consider supporting reforestation efforts by reputable organizations.
Use compact fluorescent bulbs; turn off lights and appliances when not in use; hang laundry to dry.
Contact your power company and ask to purchase green power. If you live in Canada, you can sign up with Bullfrog Power.
YOU CAN HELP
Please support the tree planting campaigns from any of the organizations below. You can volunteer your time, plant trees, and get involved.