It seems like Earth Day was just yesterday, but here we are at World Environment Day, which falls on every June 5th. The focus of this year’s United Nations – sponsored event is climate change.
What can you do?
How about planting a tree?
The UN is kicking off a campaign which aims to plant 7 billion trees, one for every person on the planet, by 2010.
Too tired to plant? Too wet outside? (It’s been raining for days here in DC!)
You’re not off the hook that easily!
You can plant your trees virtually. The campaign’s Twitter account is trying to reach 10,000 followers by Friday midnight. The UNEP will plant one tree for every follower at http://twitter.com/UNEPandYou. (As of this writing, they were short by several thousand, so try to give them a hand!)
And then there’s Mokugift, which has a beautiful interface you can access either from its IPhone app or from its website. Through Mokugift and a simple $1 donation, you can plant trees in 12 African, Asian or Central American countries. And they’ve just launched a new partnership with artists and athletes, which you can check out here.
So take a few minutes and plant a tree for World Environment Day – all from your iPhone or computer!
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