31 Jan '13, 7pm

@Timberland Empowers Local #Farmers and #Communities By Planting Millions of #Trees in #Haiti:

@Timberland Empowers Local #Farmers and #Communities By Planting Millions of #Trees in #Haiti:

We’ve always been impressed with Timberland’s commitment to do well and do good. (We happen to dig their footwear , too.) So we weren’t exactly surprised to learn of their most recent feat: The company planted 2.2 million trees in the rural area surrounding Gonaives and continues to support an agroforestry program to train Haitian farmers to improve crop yields. In 2010, Timberland partnered with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance , a non-governmental organization, to help them meet their commitment of planting 5 million trees in a five-year period. (At that time, Haiti was 98 percent deforested.) An additional 1 million trees will be planted this year as well as in 2014 and 2015. We know that trees are vital to our health . They help clean the air of pollutants, lower temperatures and generally make people feel better and reduce stress. These planted trees also serve as phy...

Full article: http://eco-chick.com/2013/01/13198/timberland-plants-more...

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