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American Association of Zoo Keepers' Fundraiser:

Trees for You and Me 2017

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THE STORY:

Trees for You and Me Trees for You and Me (TFYM) is an American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Program that endows a Grant for reforestation efforts.  This is a program initiated by zoo keepers to raise money to combat climate change! It was started as a tree planting initiative in 2009 in partnership with Polar Bears International(PBI). It has since evolved into a campaign that supports the Trees for You and Me Grant. The winning applicant is actively mitigating climate change through education and reforestation practices. In 2016 the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) and its chapters raised $14,377.92 for the TFYM Grant!  That money funded restoration of critical Sandhill Crane habitat in Florida by planting Longleaf and Turkey Oak trees.  It also was able to fund a drop off bin for can recycling to support Cans for Corridors a recycling and forest restoration campaign where money from recycling aluminum cans is used to plant tree corridors in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest.  In 2017 we hope to raise even more!

HOW DO TFYM AND PBI FIT TOGETHER? Polar bears are in trouble because the increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the Earth’s temperature to rise at an alarming rate. Melting sea ice from these warming conditions is a direct threat to polar bears that depend upon the ice to hunt, breed, and den. Reducing the build-up of carbon in the atmosphere is necessary to reverse climate change. Less carbon in the atmosphere means better conditions to retain arctic sea ice and improve polar bear habitat and survival. Trees act as “carbon sinks” that absorb CO2 from the air. They store this carbon in roots, trunks, stems, and leaves while they grow and in wood products after they’re harvested. Conservation actions that reduce the production of greenhouse gases are the most impactful efforts to save polar bears. Planting trees is one of the few tools that we have to sequester carbon. Saving tropical rainforests is even more impactful for sequestering CO2.

As an individual and group you can make difference:

Don’t buy products with palm oil

Purchase shade-grown coffee

Eat less meat or purchase local meat rather than meat produced in deforested tropical rain forests

Please visit https://www.aazk.org/committee/trees-for-you-and-me/ to learn more about the grant and how zoo keepers are helping save polar bears while fighting climate change......and DONATE:)

$537

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Ann Cisneros

    $25

  • Jane Rubin

    $50

  • Jill and Chad Harmon

     

  • Cycle for Change

    $25

  • Marcos & Berta Cisneros

    $25

  • Linda Kahn

    $100

  • Cycle for Change

    $10

  • J. Montana

     

  • Megan Bruewer

    $30

  • Ashley Roth

    $27

  • Rocky Mountain AAZK

    $10

  • Marcos & Berta Cisneros

    $25

  • Lincoln Park AAZK Chapter

    $55

  • Erin Bartlett

    $55

  • Lyn Seiple

    $25

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2% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $537 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

American Association of Zoo Keepers

Amount Raised

$457

 

2% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Krista Hyme

Amount Raised

$80

Donor Comments

Lyn Seiple

Lyn Seiple

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Erin Bartlett

Erin Bartlett

DONATION: $55

1 year ago

Lincoln Park AAZK Chapter

Lincoln Park AAZK Chapter

DONATION: $55

1 year ago

Marcos & Berta Cisneros

Marcos & Berta Cisneros

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rocky Mountain AAZK

Rocky Mountain AAZK

DONATION: $10

Rocky Mountain AAZK 2 years ago

Ashley Roth

Ashley Roth

DONATION: $27

2 years ago

Megan Bruewer

Megan Bruewer

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

J. Montana

J. Montana

In memory of Bear & Teddy 2 years ago

Cycle for Change

Cycle for Change

DONATION: $10

I am making this donation as a "carbon offset" for my recent trip to Oklahoma/Omaha and return to Oregon. If my colleagues, friends and family would follow suit and make small contributions to TFYM as carbon offsets for your big trips, we could really make this thing successful. 2 years ago

Linda Kahn

Linda Kahn

DONATION: $100

2 years ago