BENEFITING: The Nature Conservancy
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2013
For Earth Day 2013 ZENMED would like to make a difference and we need your help. We created this "Plant a Billion Trees" fund page as a way for our community to help solve the problem of climate change by planting trees.
How You Can Help
For every person that tweets using the tag #zenmedEarthDay we will donate $1 to @nature_org. Each dollar will plant a tree.* Share with your friends and followers to help us get more tweets and get more trees planted.
You can copy and paste the text below for easy tweeting:
#EarthDay, RT or use the hashtag #ZenmedEarthDay & @ZENMED donate to @nature_org to plant a tree. http://bit.ly/ZENMEDEarthDay
We also ask that you contribute directly if you can. All it takes is $1 to plant a tree. Donate as little or as much as you want. Together we can make a difference!
What is Plant a Billion Trees Fund?
Five hundred years ago, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil covered approximately 330 million acres (about twice the size of Texas), but today more than 85% of this forest has been cleared and what remains is highly fragmented.
Despite its diminished state, the Atlantic Forest still ranks as a global conservation priority. Although it is just a small fraction of the size of the great Amazon rainforest, the Atlantic Forest still harbors of a range of biological diversity similar to that of the Amazon.
The Nature Conservancy, which has been working in the Atlantic Forest since 1991 with a wide range of partners, has an ambitious plan to protect and restore 30 million acres of this magnificent forest by 2015.
* ZENMED will donate up to $1,000