Waltham, MA (PRWEB) April 9, 2011
Global climate change is a serious issue that affects everyone whether you realize it or not. The clearing of large tracts of forests across the globe is contributing to rising temperatures, soil erosion, and habitat loss. In addition to losing the oxygen creating, air cleaning benefits that forests provide, the impact of deforestation is multiplied by the CO2 emissions and resources needed to actually clear the forest. Forests are burned in order to clear land, and carbon emissions from machinery used to clear land and transport materials add heavily to the problem. It is estimated that Tropical deforestation releases 1.5 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year.
For the month of April, PlanetShoes.com has partnered with the Carbonfund.org Million Tree Challenge to help reduce our impact on the planet. For only $1 you may plant a tree plus PlanetShoes.com will match the donation with a $1 tree of their own to help reduce the impact of carbon emissions. Because PlanetShoes.com will be matching their customer’s contributions dollar for dollar, the impact is doubled right away. When you consider that over a 50-year lifetime, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion, $1 seems like a pretty good investment. To do your part in celebrating Earth Month visit http://www.planetshoes.com/earthmonth or learn about all the eco-friendly shoes (link http://www.planetshoes.com/eco) and other earth friendly products at Planet Shoes.
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