Support The Canopy Project, show your support for environmental protection and look good at the same time. Buy a t-shirt:
Earth Day is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary this year. It all started on April 22nd in 1970. And every year since, events are held worldwide to show support for environmental protection. And it’s celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.
And you can show your support for environmental protection as well:
THE CANOPY PROJECT
The Earth Day Network started a project to support the environment. They call it The Canopy Project. It is part of their mission to protect natural lands and preserve the environment for all people. However their focus isn’t on large scale forestry, but on planting trees where they are most needed. They plant trees that help communities sustain themselves and their local economies. Trees have an amazing effect on all kinds of areas. They reverse the impact of land degradation and provide food, energy and income. This helps communities to achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. On top of this, trees also filter the air and help stave off the effects of climate change.
Since 2012 the Earth Day Network has been able to plant 1,5 million trees in 18 countries all over the world, and they made a commitment to increase that to 10 million in the next five years. Help Earth Day Network plant trees where they are most needed!
THREE CANOPY PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
The Netherlands —Stichting wAarde, or the Earth Value Foundation, worked with local youth to plant trees in areas around Amsterdam and Utrecht. The planted trees not only engage youth and communities in learning about their local environment, but improve air quality, create healthier outdoor spaces and restore urban habitats for wildlife.
Spain —Plantemos Para el Planeta planted trees in southeastern Costa del Sol, which was ravaged by wildfire in 2009, and created recreation spaces for people to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Uganda —We planted 350,000 trees in three high-poverty districts: Kiboga-Kyankwanzi, Kayunga and Kamuli. The plantings were carried out in partnership with Trees for the Future and local farmers. In the Kiboga-Kyankwanzi District, farmers planted trees for fuel wood, animal fodder, construction materials, and intercropping. In the Kayunga District, families planted trees for timber, to prevent soil erosion and mitigate the effects of storms, and to create living fences to protect their land from being seized by corrupt and influential farmers. In the Kamuli District, farmers planted trees to create boundaries on their land and to provide fodder for cattle, which they are keeping to produce raw material for a biogas project in the district.
Read about more highlights at The Canopy Project.
PLANT ONE TREE FOR EVERY € YOU DONATE
You can support The Canopy Project too. As part of their campaign they’ll plant one tree for every $ you donate.
To make your donation more interesting for you, we've designed a t-shirt.
The original —I reduce, reuse & recycle— t-shirt (limited edition*):
For just €30 (excl. shipping) you’ll receive either the black or the white version of the t-shirt in your preferred size and we'll donate our profits (€4 per t-shirt) for you to The Canopy Project. Additionally, we'll match your donation and add another €4 to your donation. This means that you'll plant 8 new trees for every t-shirt you buy.
This way you can look good, support The Canopy Project and show that you care about the environment.
All at the same time!
To be fair and transparent, I’ll show you how the process works. When you order your t-shirt, I’ll place an customised order at Rapanui —the Award-Winning eco-fashion company:
The custom t-shirts cost £19 / roughly €26. So when you buy a t-shirt for €30, that leaves €4 to donate to The Canopy Project. Add our own donation of another €4 and you'll be planting 8 trees for every t-shirt you buy.
You plant 8 trees for every t-shirt you buy
This will be your contribution and ours to Earth Day, to the natural lands and to the environment for all people.
Be sustainable & attractive!
For more information about Rapanui and sustainability, have a look at their Our Story page.
I'D LIKE TO BUY ONE
You can order your own original —I reduce, reuse & recycle— t-shirt (limited edition*) by filling out the form. Let me know if you want a black or a white one, which size and of course how many. And I'll contact you to confirm your order.
*There are only 50 limited edition —I reduce, reuse & recycle— t-shirts available, so make sure you don’t miss out and order yours right away.
SPREAD THE WORD
If you’re not interested in a t-shirt or you can’t afford one right now, you can still help by spreading the word about The Canopy Project. Just follow the link and show your support by clicking on the spread the word buttons on the right or click one of the buttons below:
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