Saturday, December 13, 2008

Last-minute Christmas gift for Costa Rica

Give a gift that helps Costa Rica and the planet, and will only set you back $10: plant a rainforest tree.
Costa Rica is best known for its lush rainforests and spectacular wildlife. Yet many of those species -- spider monkeys, jaguars, ocelots, and yellow and blue macaws -- are in great danger of extinction.

The major culprit? The destruction of forests.

And deforestation hurts more than wildlife. The slash-and-burn clearcutting of forests across the globe emits more CO2 than all the world's cars, trucks and planes combined.

You can take one simple step to help reverse this trend: Plant a tree.

For only $10, you can be part of NRDC's exciting new Revive a Rainforest campaign. With your help, we're going to bring a bare field in Costa Rica’s Turrialba region -- which was once a lush rainforest -- back to vibrant life by planting 20,000 trees.

This rejuvenated forest will be a sanctuary for rare and threatened Costa Rican wildlife including toucans and monkeys.

And it will also help fight the climate crisis by capturing carbon pollution from the atmosphere and storing it away for centuries.

When you plant a tree in your own name … and as a gift in the names of your friends and family … you'll be planting a better future for our planet.

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