Go places plant trees be an eco-conscious traveller. Tree planting is one of the simplest and most effective ways of tackling climate change caused by greenhouse gas.
Be an eco-conscious traveller Plant trees!
Plant Trees; Lets tackle climate change caused by greenhouse gas.
Trees sequester carbon, helping to remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which cools the earth.
Lets create travel communities to plant trees they can help to reduce the impacts of climate change in their local area and around the world.
Planting trees strategically protects wetlands and mangroves
Improves soil conditions
On the basis of the scientific fact that two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four
Restore river systems
Tree leaves build up a deeper humus-rich soil, which is crisscrossed by thick surface roots that intercept the overland flow of rain water
An average tree can clean up to 150 kg of carbon dioxide
The tree canopy can intercept some rain, which can then evaporate before it even reaches the ground
Trees planted on the streets can have a much greater effect than predicted. Largely because rainfall can run from pavements into their planting holes.
Why do we need trees?
According to data from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, deforestation was at its highest rate in the 1990s, when each year the world lost on average 16 million hectares of forest. Rapid industrialization and population growth in a fast developing India is diverting forests for other uses. Forest degradation from selective logging, road construction, climate change, or other means compromises the health of remaining forests. Each year the world has less forested area, and the forests that remain are of lower quality.
Is Climate Change Our Biggest Problem?
Average temperature around the world have risen by 0.75°C (1.4°F) over the last 100 years, about two thirds of this increase has occurred since 2000.
Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analysis by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99°C) warmer than the mid-20th century.
2017 is the second-hottest year based on first six calendar months on record, only behind 2016.
Climate Change and Global Warming!
Global warming refers to the rise in global average temperatures of the Earth over time and is considered human-caused
Climate change includes warming and the impacts of warming
This is primarily due to the human use of fossil fuels and deforestation that releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air.
The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, causing a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires
How can you be a Sustainable Traveller?
1) By understanding the long time repercussions of your actions
2) By being aware and spreading awareness
3) By taking actions-plant trees, do not litter, eat local food, care for the host community, and generate less waste
4) A hotel or company owned and operated by a foreigner is not likely to contribute much to the local economy- this is not sustainable, promote local livelihoods
5) By respecting the character of an area
6) By being sensitive to the host population