Many of us have what we call ecological consciousness, and we try to make daily gestures to help the environment. However, small gestures are not always enough, and the world needs much bigger actions.
A specific case is Chilean Patagonia, which suffered a major fire last year. It destroyed more than 17,000 hectares (42,007 acres), and all the wildlife around. Many initiatives have emerged since then to counter such devastation, the most remarkable is the Reforestemos Patagonia Campaign.
The goal of the project is to plant one million native trees with everyone’s help. If you want to participate, just follow some easy steps at the Reforestemos Patagonia website. Click on a burned tree, and enter the data that will be asked, then pay 4 USD using Paypal. This amount will cover the cost of the plant itself, transportation, foplanting, and maintenance. Once it’s done, the system will show you exactly where the tree is going to be planted, and you’ll be able to locate it using GPS with Google Earth.
So this is it, a simple and fast way to help. Remember, this is a contribution that will last for years, and that one tree you plant will feed the fauna, and oxygenates our forests.
Read more on Chile’s blog