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Chapter 6 - Global Efforts
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6.1 Join the Pledge

Join with millions of people worldwide and pledge to plant trees to help the environment.

In an effort to increase the planet's inventory of beneficial trees, the United Nations Environment Program began an effort in November 2006 called Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign.

With a goal to plant a billion trees, the program offers an opportunity for people throughout the world to participate in the same action, no matter where they live or their current conditions. BY planting a tree under this pledge, you join with millions of others who are doing the same.

If you want to participate, you can simply plant a tree in your own yard, or you can join with a local school and help the children plant trees. You can travel to a new location and help people plant trees. Feeling as if you are part of a larger effort to change the world, to affect climate change in a positive way and to Green up the world are the goals of the program.

Although within a year, more than 1.5 billion trees were planted worldwide, the effort is still ongoing and you can pledge to plant trees to help the planet. See our "resources" section for more information.

Encourage Others

One of the greatest gifts you can give the environment right this very minute is to educate others and encourage others to join in your Green efforts.

You can do this in a myriad of ways, including:

  • Refer them to our site to take this course. The more people that take the course and commit to a greener lifestyle, the closer we all are to a cleaner and safer planet.
  • Set a good example. Begin a recycling effort at your work or school, or simplify your life to allow more Green activities. Perhaps you are the person who brings your own tote bags to the grocery store, or the one that refuses a newspaper subscription to reduce paper consumption. Maybe you are building a new home and installing solar panels. Whatever way you can, set a good example so others will be interested and want to follow in your Green efforts.
  • Help to educate people. Perhaps you could offer your services as a speaker in schools. Or you could write a column for the local newspaper about Green living. You could volunteer as a kind of docent at the local landfill, educating people about their waste and its effects on the world.


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     By: RAYMUNDA on Apr 8, 2008
     By: Vanessa on Jul 6, 2008
      I keep a 5 gallon pail in my house. I promise to fill it everyday. I pour the dishwater in, hand washing water and my sons occasional bath. Then it goes straight to the garden or yard. Also since we use alot of biodegradable's we wash the cars on the grass in different spots each time.
     By: Melonie on Sep 12, 2008
      Didn't see this one mentioned on car care: if you do wash at home, put on a hose nozzle that you can shut off the flow of water with a switch or that shuts off unless you are pressing the nozzle. This will cut down on a lot of wasted water; the huge amounts come from the folks who use a bare hose and let it run the whole time they are sudsing up the vehicle. As for the TV - consider eliminating cable. A lot of people leave the TV on just for "background noise" whether they are actually watching or not. If you get rid of cable, you're less likely to do this. Makes it easier to get in the habit of only turning the TV on when you specifically want to watch something - which will save you some cashola on that cable bill too!
     By: Marilyn on Oct 18, 2008
      I don't know if I agree with the idea of using your fireplace or woodstove instead of your heater. Seems like the air polution would cancel out any energy saving benefits.
     By: Yadira on Jan 21, 2009
      I do most of the stuff mention in the passages. We do wash our dishes by hand, whenever we use the diswasher we do full loads so we will not waste energy and water. We keep water in containers to drink and cook. We save as much energy possible, this is helpul not only to the environment but to our packets as well.
        By: Raj on Jun 7, 2009
      Great.. You are helping in saving the world..
           By: Mr. Dana on Mar 22, 2019
        joining this organization:
     By: N. Javaid on Apr 17, 2010
      Excellent Chapters and also very informative, it’s really help to save the world and keep it green, if we realize our duties and contributions in this regard.

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