Saturday, August 19, 2006

Why to plant trees?


Planting a tree can have tremendous influences on communities. Tree planting improves our environment. Planting a tree can add to our incomes and decrease energy costs. To plant a tree can enhance our quality of life and improve our health.

Trees reduce sound, produce oxygen, store carbon, clean the air, gives shade and cools, reduces wind and erosion and increases property values.


Peace is an actual issue today (and has always been) because of wars and hostilities around the world. We need more tolerance and understanding. With this joint global action we want to raise the issue of peace around the world.
Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmental and political activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2004, for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". Her Green Belt Movement, a grassroots environmental non-governmental organization, has now planted over 30 million trees across the country to prevent soil erosion.