This year, Earth Day 2023 implores us to ‘Invest in our Planet’. April 22nd marks the 53rd anniversary of the modern environmental movement. It is a day to take positive action against climate change. To think about what we as individuals, companies and consumers can do to make a difference.
We particularly support the Canopy Project, an EARTHDAY.ORG initiative, which focuses on reforestation. Planting trees is one of the cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere and The Canopy Project has planted tens of millions of trees across the globe since 2010.
During Earth Day 2023 one of the topics that will be focused on is reforestation and The Canopy Project.
EarthDay.Org says 'The Canopy Project improves our shared environment by planting trees across the globe. EARTHDAY.ORG works with global partners to reforest areas in dire need of rehabilitation, including areas with some of the world’s communities most at-risk from climate change and environmental degradation'. One such area in India, is the Sundarbans. An archipelago of islands located in the State of West Bengal, in the Ganges Delta.
The Sundarbans riverine estuaries are home to 4.5 million people who are at risk. The mangroves here are rapidly disappearing due to climate change, with 28% of its land disappearing due to rising sea levels and global warming. The mangrove trees are essential to the area. They provide a natural resilience to this disaster prone region. They protect the diverse flora and fauna and provide economic stimulus for local workers. Whats more, mangrove trees are very efficient at taking CO2 out of the air.
Estuaries in the Ganges Delta
In 2022 The Canopy Project planted over 2 million mangrove trees in the region and in 2023 they aim to plant at least 1 million more. We are very proud to support this project in Northeastern India and play a small part in the ongoing project in the Sundarbans of India.
You can support The Canopy Project here by donating — each dollar you donate supports the planting of one tree.
The environmental movement grows stronger every year and it is a good thing that we as individuals can make a positive choice and do our bit to address climate change.