The Coolest Issue of the Planet Aid Post

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The latest edition of the Planet Aid Post focuses on climate change and global warming.

Planet Aid is proud to introduce the latest issue of the Planet Aid Post, which focuses on the most pressing environmental issue of our time: climate change.

Hurricane Sandy amplified concerns about climate change, but the question remains: what can we do to stop global warming? The Post’s lead article “Why Planting Trees is Cool” discusses a range of related issues, from the difference in carbon absorption capacity between young and old trees to how farmers in developing countries have been increasing food production using agroforestry techniques.

Other articles include, “The New Red Dawn,” and “The Global Politics of CO2.” In these, the severity of climate change is discussed and attention is drawn to whether developing nations should do more to mitigate impacts among poorer nations. With the publication of the new Post, Planet Aid has also launched a new campaign via called the “Low Carbon Challenge” to encourage and educate the public about reducing their carbon footprint.

In other sections the Post provides news and updates from Planet Aid’s 21-state service areas, highlighting special projects such as the opening of a new teacher-training college in Malawi.

Headquartered in Elkridge, MD, Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform, mobilize and inspire individuals and communities to work together to bring about worldwide environmental and social progress. Specializing in collecting and recycling used clothing and shoes, since its inception in 1997, Planet Aid’s recycling program has saved more than 800 million pounds of clothing from wasteful disposal, thus preventing more than 1.5 million tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

Incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts and recognized as a tax-exempt charity under IRS code 501(c)(3), Planet Aid is registered with the U.S. Agency for International Development as a private voluntary organization (PVO), and is a member of the Zimbabwe-based Humana People to People Federation, Interaction, and Aid for Africa. It has also earned the Guidestar Exchange Seal for its commitment to transparency. For more information on Planet Aid, visit

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