Give A Tree
You and I can be part of a solution to one of the biggest challenges of our lifetimes. We don’t have to wait for corporations and governments to agree. We can crowdfund climate change. Now.
We are planting hope. The iGiveTrees campaign has given nearly 5,000 trees back to an endangered rainforest in Brazil, through social networking. And, we have the relationships in place to increase our impact vastly, as long as you help us share the message.
Not only are we making a positive effect on the planet’s climate, but also supporting a whole network of social entrepreneurs who are gathering seeds, growing trees organically, and teaching people how to plant and maintain them. These unknown heros are doing global environmental service work for us all.
My name is Alana Lea, the creator of this social enterprise. I love this process, so today I’m asking you to join me in an easy call to action, to make a real positive impact!
If everyone who reads this would give at least one tree – and ask 3 friends to do the same – we would be able to replace hundreds of acres of forest.
How globally cooling is that?
Just $5 plants and maintains an organically grown rainforest tree for two years.
Here’s a bit more of the story behing it all…
Some people call me “a real world Lorax.” Like the Lorax in the storybook, I speak for the trees.
When I learned that 93% of the Brazilian rainforest where I was born has disappeared, I moved into action by starting a reforestation project with rural partners. When you help me to give the Gift of Trees, they go to subsistence farm families to plant on their deforested land.
You are actually supporting an entire grassroots network of social enterprises: sustainable seed harvesters, an association of organic tree nurseries, small NGOs and farm families who live on degraded land. Together, we are the stewards of the planet’s precious natural resources.
Since beginning in 2009, the project has attracted a global community of supporters: Agape International Spiritual Center, Brad Yates (EFT Wizard), Carolyn MacDougall (Teecino founder), DC Cordova (CEO of Money and You), Deborah Koff-Chapin (founder of the Touch Drawing Center), Katherine Woodward Thomas (author of “Calling in The One”), Marie Diamond (featured in “The Secret”), Martin Dunkerton (author of “Awakening Your Riches”), Ryan Eliason (creator of the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment series), George Kao (creator of the Enlightened Business Bootcamp), Steve Bhaerman (co-author of “Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future”) and Vicki Robin (author of “Your Money or Your Life”) are among them.
NOW we invite YOU to join us..
We plant trees…thousands of trees…with a goal of millions of trees. This reforestation process supports global cooling, the return of wildlife and Nature’s biodiversity. And our hundreds of species of tropical trees have a better chance of growing to maturity, faster, able to sink more carbon than trees planted in the backyards of the Northern Hemisphere.
These non-tax-deductible “crowd funding” donations make the purchase and distribution of these trees possible, at no cost to the recipients. We work directly with small, local NGO partners in the community who are focused on teaching organic agroforestry in targeted areas of need.
Since 2009, we’ve been able to plant 4,700 trees back in the rainforest and have the capacity to do hundreds of times more over the next few years.
AFTER MAKING YOUR CONTRIBUTION WATCH YOUR INBOX FOR MUSIC DOWNLOADS TO COME TO YOU FROM ALL OF THESE RECORDING ARTISTS.
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, known to millions for his appearances in the movie “The Secret.” He’s giving you the sound track “Adventure in Paradise” from his newest CD to celebrate 2012. “TranscenDance” is a totally unique, genre-bending collection of songs with his POWERFUL teachings set to undulating dance music composed by Madonna composer/producer Stephen Bray. www.AgapeMe.com
Rickie Byars Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Choir. As a musical artist and co-writer with Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, she is considered one of the most important voices in the Sacred Music field, performing at the United Nations, Lincoln Center, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and many other top venues. She offers you a the song to open your heart – “Let It Be” performed live at the Michael Bernard Beckwith PBS Special: “The Answer Is You.” www.AgapeMe.com
Ben Dowling offers you his instrumental “Awakening”from his album “The Path of Peace”
A beautiful piece of meditation music generating a field of contemplative, unhurried loveliness by Agape International Spiritual Center’s pianist Ben Dowling. Perfect for quieting the mind and soul. www.AgapeMe.com
Niki Haris offers “Lord Don’t Move My Mountain”
Niki Haris’s live performances and recording experience reads like a who’s who of the music world! With names such as Ray Charles, David Sanborn, Santana, Stanley Turrentine, the Righteous Bros., Julian Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Whitney Houston and Madonna, she always gets us movin! www.NikiHaris.com
Charles Holt offers you his song “I Am”
With a vocal quality “somewhere between Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder,” Charles Holt’s debut album “I Am” is a rich audio-biography that follows him from his roots in Southern gospel through the blues, soul, funk, jazz, to Broadway and beyond. www.AgapeMe.com
Marianne Lewis offers you her song “There is Nothing to Fear”
Vocalist, songwriter, award winning filmmaker, actress and spiritual coach, Marianne’s gift to us feels like a lullaby. Simple yet potent, it reminds us to trust in the Presence of Love. www.MarianneLewis.com
Jami Lula offers you his powerful “There’s a Healin Goin On”
Vocalist extraordinaire and Spirit Music Minister – shares his latest release “There’s A Healin Goin On.” Packed with great songs, great musicians, great performances and gorgeous production, this recording represents the best we’ve see of Jami’s awesome talent. www.AgapeMe.com
Gary Malkin offers you his Piano composition “Portal Del Amor.” Gary is is a seven time Emmy® award-winning composer, producer, performer, and public speaker dedicated to making a difference by creating music-driven media and experiences that inspire the heart and catalyze individual and societal healing. Featuring Tito La Rosa on Winds and Global Fusion Percussionist, Ian Dogole. www.WisdomOfTheWorld.com
Ester Nicholson offers you her song “One Heart” from her album “Child Above the Sun”
An extraordinary artist who has performed with everyone from Rod Stewart to Bette Midler, Ester is a demonstration that no person is beyond redemption and that life-changing renewal is possible for everyone – regardless of personal history or current circumstance. www.AgapeMe.com
Faith Rivera offers you her heart-popping song “Peace Today”
Emmy® award-winning Positive Music Artist, singer & songwriter, Faith specializes in groovy conscious music to support personal transformation & everyday enlightenment! www.FaithRivera.com
Haley Sales offers “Not In His Garden”(featuring Donavon Frankenreiter) from her album “When The Bird Became A Book.” Hayley Sales resonates with audiences around the world. Whether she’s winning “Best New Mainstream Artist” at the Canadian Radio Music Awards or being named an “O’Neill Girls Ambassador,” she is infectious. “Making music that is getting airplay while at the same time bringing the heart of music back into the music industry,” says Sales, “that is what I hope to do.” www.HayleySales.com
Katherine Woodward Thomas offers you her first recording in over a decade, “Love Song.” Formerly a professional singer, the bestselling author of “Calling in the One” and co-founder of the Feminine Power Global Community, Katherine has had the privilege of teaching over 200,000 people worldwide, both in person and in virtual learning communities. www.KatherineWoodwardThomas.com
Be sure to check your email for a link to the THANK YOU page, after you make your PayPal payment, to find the gifts that are awaiting you…
We welcome you to this global community of renewal!
Great Full Hugs,
P.S Check out some of our videos!
This video is from the 2011 benefit concert created by the Los Angeles Kids For Environmental & Social Action, that resulted in great impact… You must see to believe!
This video is from our own Swami Beyondananda, giving us his tree-mend-us blessing!
Please visit our blog to learn more of the stories behind the reforestation project.