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Plant Trees, Save Lives

Buy one-of-a-kind jewelry and give back. A portion of profits from my store are going to plant trees all over the world. I am partnering with Eden Reforestation Project. This is an exciting, and inspirational step forward for me. So join me in giving back? Buy jewelry that you love, plant trees, save lives, and spread the love.

Everything Lives Where Trees Live

Some of the greatest tragedies in memory have the same root cause, some you may never have considered.

Previous to the 1930's, millions of acres of trees in America's forests and Prairie lands were cut down to make way for farms. This was one of the main causes of the dust storms of the 1930's which devastated 100 million acres and leftover 500,000 homeless or dead.

Previous to the winter of 2004 protective mangrove trees along the coast of the Indian Ocean were cut down to make way for shrimp farms, but in December a series of tsunamis resulted in over 350,000 deaths because there were no trees left to diminish the impact of the tsunamis.

Previous to the summer of 2005 protective cypress trees along the coast of Louisiana were cut down to make room for housing, but in August Hurricane Katrina devastated the population of New Orleans because the levees built to replace the trees didn't hold.

Two decades ago Ethiopian Farmers began cutting down forests to provide firewood, farmland, and construction for an increasing population. Deforestation resulted in infertile soil, devastating eroision, and the disappearance of animal life. 1 million people died, 8 million become environmental refugees moving south where the land is still good because there were still trees and then those trees were cut down. Today only 3% of Ethiopian Forest remain intact and because of this people are beginning to starve.

But during all this destruction there's still hope. In America, President Roosevelt planted 3 billion trees and ended the Dust Bowl. Farmland that was once desert became fertile again. Southeast Asian nations are reclaiming mangroves across thousands of acres devastated by the tsunami hoping to restore the natural ecosystem. Some Ethiopians are partnering with American nonprofits for an aggressive plan of reforestation already millions of seedlings have been planted but to avert disaster millions more are necessary. When trees are planted they protect and provide, nurture and sustain all of life. Everything lives where trees live.

 

Eden Reforestation Projects ("Eden" for short) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission committed to alleviating extreme poverty and restoring healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Nepal by employing local villagers to plant over a million trees each month. The lives of Eden’s employees are transformed by having a fair and dependable income to support themselves and their children. They are sending their children to school, able to afford good food and medical care, being freed from debt, labor and sex slavery, and are experiencing sustainable farming and fishing as their land, villages and local economies are restored to health.

 

Their village name means "True Village" in English. Eden Reforestation Projects ("Eden" for short) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is alleviating extreme poverty and restoring healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, and Nepal by employing local villagers to plant over a million trees each month. The lives of Eden’s employees are transformed by having a fair and dependable income to support themselves and their children. They are sending their children to school, able to afford good food and medical care, being freed from debt, labor and sex slavery, and are experiencing sustainable farming and fishing as their land, villages and local economies are restored to health. 

dawns artisan jewelry is donating to eden reforestation

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