Trees are important. They help remove pollutants from the air. They release life- giving oxygen for the Earth’s inhabitants. They Provide cover for many species of animals and they offer shade from the hot sun. Trees are critical to environment stability in countless ways and one non- profit organization working on behalf of trees is American Forests.
Forestation has been on the decline in the United States and around the world for quite some time. Population growth, logging, forest fires, and other events have led to a precipitous decline in forest coverage. The impact on ecosystems and the environment is unmistakable but American Forests is on a mission to reverse these trends and restore forests through its main initiatives which include:
- Planting Trees
- Restoring Forest Ecosystems
- Protecting Habitat
- Educating the Public
- Advocating for Sound Forest Policy
- Supporting Urban Forests
Ways to Get Involved
American Forests, like any non- profit organization, relies on donations from concerned citizens like you and me for most of its funding. But even those who do not have spare cash can get involved. In the American Forests Action Center, for instance, activists can use standard letters and forms to urge their U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative to support pro- forest legislation. There is even a Carbon Calculator that estimates your total household pollution and then tells you how many trees you would need to plant to offset your emissions.
Plant a Tree Today
American Forests is the oldest conservation non- profit organization in America and it still remains true to its roots. The charity works to replace forests, protect wildlife, and maintain ecosystems so vital to the health of the planet and all of its inhabitants.
If protecting trees is important, consider a donation to this non- profit organization and/or an activist letter to your congressperson. A simple act of goodwill today can lead to more trees tomorrow and a cleaner, greener planet earth for all.
Copyright 2014, Bryan Carey