As a part of its mission to protect natural lands and preserve the environment for all people, Earth Day Network developed The Canopy Project. Rather than focusing on large scale forestry, The Canopy Project plants trees that help communities – especially the world’s impoverished communities sustain themselves and their local economics. Trees reserve the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy and income, helping communities to achieve long term economic and environmental sustainability. Trees also filter the air and help stave off the effects of climate change.
When the reality of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and more frequent and violent storms and floods, tree cover to prevent devastating soil erosion has never been more important. That’s why, in 2012, Earth Day Network made a commitment with the Global Poverty Project to plant 10 million trees over the next five years in impoverished areas of the world. Please join to help make this commitment a reality.