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The Gaia Movement would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the people who donated their like-new and used clothing and other items. We had a very successful campaign to give back into our community in December 2016.
We had volunteers to sort, clean and pack coats, books and toys. As a result we have donated:
1500 Toys, 2000 Books, and 300 Coats in the community in Chicago.
Without your help this would not have been possible. Thank you and please continue to support us so together we do more for the planet and its people. Have a Successful 2017!
The Treeplanting Fund supports projects within the Federation Humana People to People that are interested in participating in an action to plant millions of trees There are many good reasons to support such activities, not only due to the role trees have mitigating Global Warming, but also because of the general benefits people and nature get from having trees.
The first project has started in September 2013 and ended in July 2014. During this time in Africa, India, China and in St. Vincent activists mobilized the local community to grow and plant seedlings into their community and vulnerable deforested areas to bring back the original vegetation destroyed by excessive farming, grazing and firewood harvesting.
As a result we have planted in total of 8,016,000 trees in Belize, Botswana, Brazil, China, DR Congo, Guinea Bissau, India, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, St. Vincent, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Gaia-Movement’s winter distribution of items.
We can provide coats, and blankets during winter, and toys, children’s books for Christmas. If you are a local organization, charity or ward and will be giving away these items to residents in your area we are happy to provide them.
In 2014 the Gaia Movement USA sponsored one of our GAIA colleagues to participate in a Climate Compliance Conference and learn more about Global Warming, Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and what does it take to adapt to the rapidly changing world we live in.
The program takes place in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and running for 10 years where new climate activist can start in March, July and November. Students join for six months at the time. A small group of Climate Activists together with a big group of people from St. Vincent aim to spearhead that St. Vincent become Climate Compliant by 2021. The topics covered by this program range from Food and Energy Security to Recycling and Pollution.
Every pound of clothes donated saves 8.8 lbs of CO2!
Help save the Environment
By donating gently used (or even new) clothes you contribute to the good health of our planet. Production of new cotton as well as other textile fibers puts a strain on the environment: To produce 1 lb. of clothes -that is 1 pair of trousers - requires on average:
10,000 lb. of water
0.5 lb. of fertilizers
0.4 oz. of pesticides
and results in emissions of:
6 lb. of greenhouse gases
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