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Trees for Jane! #WATWB #TreesforJane #Environment #ClimateChange #BringBackOurForests

Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference, we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in 2017, this month marks our fifty-second opportunity to share positive uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others. The last Friday of every month bloggers share their stories led by two co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Eric Lahti and Sylvia Stein. Due to the upcoming holidays, we will be taking the month of December off, resuming the last Friday of January 2022. To learn more about #WATWB or to join us please click here!


“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” ~Munia Khan

I love nature and living in a condominium in the city I really miss being surrounded by trees and wildlife…okay not spiders, I hate spiders😝 lol, but I do miss trees the most.  When I noticed a post about Jane Goodall’s “Trees for Jane” campaign I knew that it would be perfect for me to share for this month’s #WATWB. Often we don’t think about trees but perhaps we should. Trees provide food, water, shelter, medicines and even the oxygen we breathe by absorbing and converting carbon dioxide which threatens our climate. However, trees and entire forests are at risk, destruction of our forests which are cleared in massive numbers is slowly killing our planet which has already lost a staggering three trillion trees, meaning approximately half of all our forests are now gone. If we keep up this rate of destruction, by the end of the century little will be left, and we will tragically lose nature’s most effective climate change solution. 

 Jane Goodall offers a quite simple practical solution which everyone can take part and we can all do our part by simply planting a tree or two or supporting people who do. If we protect forests and plant trees it will help de-escalate the climate crisis, it’s that simple.  

So, here’s Jane’s challenge:   

Jane asks that we work together to plant a trillion trees by the end of this decade, but she needs everyone’s help…that means governments, companies, organizations, communities…all of us not just for the sake of climate but for the sake of all living creatures and especially for the sake of future generations. There is no time to lose our natural resources are vanishing and it’s up to us to properly restore our fragile ecosystems, let ‘s work to make planet earth whole again. 

 To learn more about Trees for Jane or to join the trillion-tree challenge please check out the video and links below. 

Learn more about Jane’s initiative on her site here: https://www.treesforjane.org/ and on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/treesforjane

13 thoughts on “Trees for Jane! #WATWB #TreesforJane #Environment #ClimateChange #BringBackOurForests”

  1. Hi Belinda – I’ve often written about trees over the years … and so agree – if I had a garden I’d be planting a tree … and have given them as presents. I remember Jadev Payeng who planted a forest – I saw the report back in 2015 (article in Wiki). Jane Goodall is a brilliant communicator about the environment – also so knowledgeable and wise – we need to bear in mind what she suggests for the world’s population and life in general. That video is superb.

    Thanks – an excellent #WATWB … we need to support everyone who plants trees – we have a number of charities here who support life in the land … the Woodland Trust is one. Thanks for this – all the best – Hilary

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  2. I cried when they cleared a large area across from my apartment complex – merely to try and sell the land. Not only do the trees and other plants disappear, but also the living creatures who depend on it for shelter and food. This land wasn’t all trees, but still…it hurts my heart to see people destroying nature for the sake of buildings and profit. Thanks for sharing this, Belinda. It’s important that we try harder to replace the trees that have been destroyed for ourselves and future generations.

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    1. I had a similar experience here. When we moved into our condo complex we had so many trees shading our unit. We have floor to ceiling windows which made for not only an amazing view and attracted beautiful birds, but it also offered privacy and shade on hot sunny days. In the summers we rarely needed to use our AC preferring to open the windows or sit outside, our balcony becoming another room. After the trees were removed about ten years ago our place became an oven in the summer our hydro bills have soared but most of all I miss the feeling of being in nature, the peacefulness of just sitting and listening to birds. 🥺

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  3. Thanks Belinda, Jane Goodall is such an important mouthpiece. The rate at which our forests are disappearing is terrifying. People need to know how important trees are, for as she says, the oxygen we breath, plants, animals – well everything. Thanks for a great #WATWB post.

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  4. I loved the post and Jane’s video, Belinda. Thanks for sharing. I wish I lived somewhere I could plant a tree, but supporting those who do plant trees is an appealing alternative. Wishing you a happy holiday season.

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    1. We’re in the same boat, we live in a condo, just have a few indoor trees. Supporting others in their mission is what I do instead. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB. Hope you are having a fantastic week!😊

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