Planting Trees

Five people bending over with their hands on a small garden patch Planting trees not only absorbs greenhouse gases that cause global warming, it also tackles social, political, environmental and economic issues.

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A map of the world with red markers on different cities Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement started out as a small grassroots group. Today individuals, organizations and reforestation advocates are planting trees throughout the world.

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An image of silhouetted trees and buildings The destruction of indigenous forests, has far-reaching social and environmental impacts. With more than 80 percent of the Earth’s natural forests already gone, green areas are now becoming desert.

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