Friends who care about the environment: Here's a very cool project in Thailand -- you can help plant and sustain 84,000 trees. Who do you help? The environment, the local community, youth volunteers. How can you help? Make a donation online and spread the word.
More from our friends who began this project in 2010:
We are calling for support for the Greener Tomorrow Tree Planting Project, which our family initiated in partnership with Buddhist Monks in Chaiyaphum in 2010. Some of you have donated to the project in the past, and others have brought arts and crafts at the Family Tree Store in Hua Hin, which is also contributing to the project.
The aim of the Greener Tomorrow project is to buy 84,000 rai (around 33,000 acres) of land and plant 84,000 trees, which will be donated to Asom Wiwek Buddhist Meditation Center.
So far, more than 700 people have planted more then 33,000 trees. Over 90% of the trees have survived, well looked after by local community members.
Please see www.greener-tomorrow.org for more info and to see how you can help these efforts in 2012.
This year on World Environment Day (June 5, 2012), we are raising funds for a water pump to pump water up the hill, and help the trees while they are young, during dry months. Any additional funds raised will help buy land for more tree planting. If this is to happen, we need your help.