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1,000,000 mangrove trees

Please help me plant 1,000,000 mangroves

by Sami Grover

When nine corporate giants committed to move to 100% renewable electricity, I suggested that the reason it mattered was not just the sheer amount of dollars now going to wind, solar and the like.

Additionally, I argued, moves like this erode the political standing of the fossil fuel lobby and increase political pressure on the powers that be to support a low carbon future.

From banks demanding climate action to tech giants reprimanding legislators for their anti-renewables ways, I see encouraging signs of this political and cultural shift everywhere.

Let’s not forget that we little guys can build such momentum too. Both through directly marching for climate action, and through getting involved in supporting solutions that show our elected officials how it should be done.

That’s the idea behind Republic of Change’s Let’s Sort Out Climate Change campaign, which is aiming to bring together mission-driven businesses and individuals in a crowdfunded reforestation effort. (Full disclosure: my business The Change Creation is supporting this effort.) Focused on restoring mangroves around Madagascar, the campaign is aiming to raise as much as $1,000,000. (Which translates to 1,000,000 mangrove trees.) In one day, we’ve raised enough to plant over 29,000 trees. So, only another 971,000 to go.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.