Columbus, OH, August 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Global Warming has become a huge issue these days. What people do not realize is that global warming and cooling is a cycle that the earth has gone through for millions of years. Right now, the earth is in its warming phase and we humans are accelerating that part of the cycle to a pace that the earth may not be able to cope with. In fact the earth is warming faster than it ever has in the past, due to human emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
A new organization is storming its way to the front lines in the fight against global warming. GreenifyNow, whose motto is “Every Tree Counts”, wholeheartedly believes that planting millions and millions of trees is the partial if not total solution to cool down the warming climate. GreenifyNow’s concept is, if they make people aware of what their carbon debt is to the earth, they will feel obligated to pay it off, by planting the equivalent amount of trees.
According to multiple scientific studies, the average American family needs to plant about 30 trees per year to offset the CO2 produced by their daily energy use (USDA.gov). There are currently over 301 million people living in the United States (CIA.gov). According to those stats, that means over 9 billion trees need to be planted, each year, in the United States, to account for its carbon footprint. That is a huge order to fill. GreenifyNow realizes this, and knows that they cannot do it on their own, so they are asking the people of the United States for their help.
GreenifyNow’s goal is to plant one million trees in the next few years, and double that number each year thereafter. They will achieve their goals by teaching the American Public that their carbon debt can be paid off by planting trees, and motivating them to do so. The Director of GreenifyNow, Ryan Rodgers, claims to have a few tricks up his sleeve in order motivate people to do this.
GreenifyNow also realizes that not everyone has the space or the time to plant one or fifty trees each year. So, they have created a website, www.greenifynow.org allowing people to place donations of $2 per tree, to have the trees planted for them. Also, the website has many interesting tree facts and articles written by the Directors of the organization.
Currently, GreenifyNow is planting trees in the United States where they are needed most, in areas that have been badly burned or flooded out. Most recently, trees have been planted in the Southern California region that has been plagued in the past few years by forest fires.
For more information or to help GreenifyNow, visit their website at www.greenifynow.org .