The challenge: Climate change
To limit and then reverse global warming, not only do we need to start finding ways to run our planet on sunshine, wind and plant-based diets, we also need to help cool our planet. How? Well how about we reflect some of the sun’s over-powerful rays back into space, while recycling the carbon-dioxide in our air into fresh oxygen? Basically – let’s make Earth cooler again 😎
The answer: Trees
Forest growth is one of the most cost-effective solutions to the climate challenge our planet faces today.
- More trees 🌳 = more clouds ☁ = cooler planet 🌏
Trees absorb water from the soil, which turns into vapour, naturally rising and condensing into clouds.
And clouds? They rock! They’re the perfect bright white (and fluffy) protective shield that reflects many of the sun’s rays back into space. Think of it like a massive parasol providing shade for our whole planet 🏖️
- Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) 🌲🌲🌲
Forests are the lungs of our planet, sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere and turning it into oxygen. This fixes the carbon into the trees and soil, while also having a brilliant by-product of delicious fresh oxygen.
Now you know why a walk in the forest is so refreshing.
The benefits of supporting tree planting projects are endless. As well as the positive impact on the climate, atmosphere and ecosystems, tree planting also has a number of human benefits – engaging communities, empowering women and improving livelihoods.