Sponsoring trees is a great way to do your part in helping the planet; it's cheap and easy to do. That's nothing new. An ultra modern spin, however, is giving people the ability to watch their trees grow via Google Earth!
The World Wildlife Fund is letting you purchase the seedlings of a tree, which will be planted in Indonesia, through the site, MyBabyTree.org. Along with your purchase, you're given a link to track and monitor your baby tree's evolution.
"Your $5.50 donation will buy a tree, lifelong care and feeding, scientific study of the forest that it becomes a part of, and the exact coordinates of where that tree is on our big beautiful Earth," EcoGeek says. "Linking that data with Google Earth shows the precise location (on the island of Borneo) of the tree, as well as all of its hundreds of neighbors."
I love it! You can make your payment through PayPal, then see "real time baby pictures" as proof your money has actually gone to that cause.
If you're not willing to do it now, maybe this can be your green contribution on Earth Day on April 22.
Buy a Tree, Watch it Grow on Google Earth
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- By: BiancaMar 28, 2008