1000 trees for the 1st anniversary of the Center for Nondualism
- Dear Friends,
This month is the one year anniversary of the founding of our Center
for Nondualism. In celebration, we have donated from your financial
donations the planting of a grove of 1000 trees through Trees for the
Future. These 1000 trees are estimated to remove 25 tons of carbon
dioxide per year from the atmosphere for the 40 year life expectancy
of the trees.
Thank you all for your participation in the Center and for sharing in
our collective purpose "... to maintain a loving fellowship and to
provide a nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and
experiencing the oneness of Nondualism."
In loving service,
Bill and Swami J
Mission of Trees for the Future
We are an agroforestry resource center helping people in developing
countries improve their rural livelihoods through the introduction of
environmentally sustainable land management projects focused on
beneficial tree planting.
Most communities around the world recognize that they need to plant
trees on their degraded lands if they are to improve their lives. We
provide technical knowledge on agroforestry and sustainable
development, along with planting materials so that communitites can
return their degraded lands and struggling farms back to sustainable
Beneficial trees minimize soil erosion, supply forage for animals, and
provide a source of fuelwood, but planting trees is difficult when the
canopy has disappeared, topsoil has been eroded, and the climate and
growing conditions have changed. Through our network of technicians,
volunteers, and community leaders world-wide, our program reaches
remote areas and gives local people the knowledge and ability to
rehabilitate their environment.
Since 1988, Trees for the Future has helped thousands of communities
in Central America, Africa, and Asia improve their livelihoods and
their environment by planting nearly 50 million trees. We calculate
that these trees remove approximately one million tons of CO2 from the
atmosphere each year.
We are also active locally, educating students and communities about
global issues, our role in the environment, and energy efficiency.