Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Honor Earth Day in a Simple Way

This will be the first of many Earth Day articles.  I hope everyone has a great Earth Day! --Gene
Today is Earth Day, a time for us all to honor and give back to nature.
Honor Earth Day and #hugatree
Gene—today is Earth Day, a time for us all to honor and give back to nature. To celebrate this special day, thousands of supporters like you are standing up for forests. Join them and make a statement today by participating in our #hugatree awareness campaign!

We also invite you to discover a deeper appreciation our world's forests. Check out just a few reasons why they matter:
Baby chimpanzee and mother

Eight out of 10 land-dwelling species live in forests. A square kilometer of forest may be home to more than 1,000 species.
Woman watering at a tree nursery

Forests provide a vast array of resources to many of us, including food, wood, medicine, fresh water, and the air we breathe.
Oak tree

Trees soak up and store carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Tropical forests alone hold seven times the carbon dioxide emitted each year by human activities.
But threats to forests are growing. Expanding agriculture and illegal and unsustainable logging are responsible for most of the deforestation and degradation of the world's forests. The threats are so severe that we are losing forests at a rate equivalent to 48 football fields per minute. WWF is working to address the threats to forests.

For Earth Day, help us spread awareness about our forests and the threats they face by participating in #hugatree for Earth Day. Thousands of people around the world are showing their support for trees, will you?
It's easy to #hugatree. Sometime today:

Find a tree. Hug it out. Snap a pic and post it.
Together we can raise awareness about the importance of Earth's forests.

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Want to do even more for trees this Earth Day?

Donate to help WWF protect and restore the world's forests. When you contribute $55 or more, you can choose to receive this t-shirt made from organic bamboo and cotton that lets you proudly show off your love for trees.

Hug a tree T-shirt

Your contribution will help us protect some of the planet's last intact rain forests, reforest regions that need it, encourage responsible forest management, and work on many other projects that conserve forests around the world.
Love the Earth. Love our forests.
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