Monday, 7 June 2010

One Million Trees to be Planted Worldwide

As part of its celebration of its 20th anniversary and of World Environment Day, Costa Rica's Earth University will plant a million trees in 26 countries throughout the world, including the Caribbean, Latin America, China, India and Africa.

Since its founding in the early 90s, the not-for-profit university has focused reforestation efforts on its campus. To celebrate their anniversary, they set an initial goal of planting 200,000 trees throughout the world. When they easily surpassed the goal, they upped the target to a million.

Earth University is an international, private, institution founded upon the belief that through conviction and commitment, people can solve the problems facing humanity and the planet. Earth offers study opportunities for young people from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from underdeveloped areas in Africa and Asia, so that they may become agents of change in their communities. The current student body of 400 represents 25 different countries.

To help support the cause, trees can be purchased through Facebook and Twitter, as well as through the university's The campaign is sponsored by CNN and Cummins, an international engine manufacturing and distribution company based in the U.S. state of Indiana. A number of businesses in each country are supporting local efforts.

Lucy's post was also featured on Responsible Travel News: Costa Rican University Plants One Million Trees Worldwide

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