Sponsor a tree today!
Recycle as much as we can is a good choice and planting trees is another and a more direct solution to offset your carbon footprint. You can track it from day one, choose the species, follow its growth and maybe visit one day! It cleans the air, brings shade, hosts life, brings all kind of food and helps to keep the soil together. Later wood can be used as building material or renewable energy.
Plant trees, is probably the first thing I’ll do when I have my own piece of land. But because this is not going to happened tomorrow I’m happy to find organizations that can do it for me. It’s a matter of fact that the more trees we plant, the more we compensate, not only our CO2 emission but also deforestation on the other side of the planet. Every man can make a difference, as man can destroy the planet, man also have the capacity to green it.
44 years ago in South East India near Pondicherry a few hundred men and women gathered to celebrate a new way of thinking by building a “free” city named Auroville. Yeah, in the 70’s people believed they could do such things. Eventually they created a spiritual town but maybe not as free as they expected back then. I stayed there a couple weeks and the first thing I had to do was to open a bank account !!! That being said, the city itself is unreal, it doesn’t really feel like one. The residents turned the arid and dry area they arrived in, into a tropical forest now counting 2 millions trees. Yes 2 millions trees planted by less than 2000 people. If riders worldwide wake up and participate to tree planting, we could have our own an impact for sure.
You feel like running to the next nursery ? Cool ! If you can plant it yourself that’s great. If not ask someone like rideforearth. They will plant trees in exchange of a little bit of money. They will also send you stickers for your bumpers, boards and helmets to help you share your message with everyone. You can also talk to the Woodland friends in the UK, they propose you to adopt a plot, sponsor a sapling and even get some photos to show your commitment. Individuals are doing it and companies like Sutsu or Etnies as well.
Every man can make a difference, some destroy the planet others use their capacities to green it. Be committed, ride hard, plant trees and have a lot fun !