Plant trees. Lots of trees. Millions. Billions. Especially in the tropics. (GreenWorld)
We need trees for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they absorb not only the carbon dioxide that we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that human activities emit.
Baobab trees are some of the oldest living species on earth and they play a key role in the Sub-Saharan ecosystem. The African baobab is a remarkable species, is estimated that the trees have more than 300 uses and it can became a major actor in the growth of the local economy.
Nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, and the entire species is under threat due to urban expansion and the perception of low value that the modern economy has placed on it. It’s crucial then to be part of this tree planting initiative and engage local communities and schools in the conservation and propagation of this incredible tree.
To find out more about what Green World is doing, head over to their website: www.greenworld.org