$5 plants an organically grown native tree in Brazil's endangered Atlantic rainforest.
$10 insures it's maintained in the field without toxic chemicals, for two years.
My name is Alana Lea, and I've found a way to restore hope for the future. With your help, I give trees to replant a tropical rainforest, where they balance global water cycles, make more oxygen and sink more carbon for the whole planet, than trees planted in cooler climates do.
We are literally giving the lungs of the earth, a transplant!
Five years into the process, I am absolutely confident that we're making a positive impact. Our trees GROW unlike many other projects, where baby trees die in the field due to neglect and poor conditions within months after planting. We do this without using ANY toxic chemicals, only human labor of love!
Now I'm asking you to join me and my friends in an easy call to action, so we can make much more impact this year. Recording artists Michael Bernard Beckwith, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Katherine Woodward Thomas, Niki Haris, Charles Holt, Marianne Lewis, Jami Lula, Ester Nicholson, Ben Dowling, Faith Rivera, Gary Malkin and Hayley Sales, are giving you their music to help us replant an endangered rainforest!
We plant hope.
So far the iGiveTrees campaign has given 5,200 trees back to an endangered rainforest just by sharing our story. And we can do hundreds of times more, if you'll GIVE TREES AS GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Our goal is to replant 250 acres of rainforest with 170,000 native species trees this year. The people who receive the trees we sponsor, plant and care for these trees, for the benefit of all of us.
Meeting this goal will support an association of 17 small growers, a small Brazilian NGO, and 100 families, none of whom are subsidized by chemical companies!
Here's how it all began...
When I learned that 93% of the Brazilian rainforest where I was born had disappeared in my lifetime, I was shocked into action. So I found people who knew more about the land than I did, and together we started a reforestation project.
Over time, I discovered a grassroots network of small businesses: sustainable seed harvesters, an association of organic tree nurseries, small NGOs and farm families who live on barren land that was once a lush rainforest. They were all challenged by the international NGOs who partnered with chemical companies (you know who), planting genetically engineered trees.
When we give rural families a gift of native trees, they renew the life of the rainforest to benefit us all.
Together, we are renewing the planet's precious natural resources for our kids.
Since our beginning in 2009, the project has attracted a global community of supporters: Michael Bernard Beckwith (featured in "The Secret" and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center), Rickie Byars Beckwith (founder of the Agape International Choir), 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"), Vicki Robin (author of "Your Money or Your Life") and Natalie Ledwell (co-creator of Mind Movies) are among them.
NOW we invite YOU to join us.
Our reforestation project 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 OR Genetically Modified trees.
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.
Thanks to you, we've been able to plant more than 5,200 native species trees back in the rainforest without the use of toxic chemicals.
Just imagine - if everyone who reads this would give at least one tree - we could replace hundreds of acres of rainforest this year. All without the use of toxic chemicals or the financial help of the companies who make them.
GIVE TREES. GET ART & MUSIC...
Give a tree to the rainforest with us, and you'll receive these gifts of thanks immediately.
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by Deborah Koff-Chapin
Deborah has been developing Touch Drawing since 1974 and has introduced it at conferences and graduate programs internationally. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies and the creator of SoulCards 1&2 and author of "Drawing Out Your Soul." Deborah's website, is a treasure trove of images, stories, e-cards and educational media to learn Touch Drawing. www.TouchDrawing.com
"A tree was planted in the Brazilian rainforest - Mata Atlantica -
by the person who gave you this card."
PRINT THIS CERTIFICATE TO GIVE AS YOUR GIFT...
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. He's giving you "Adventure in Paradise" from his CD "TranscenDance." His words are 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. She's considered one of the most important voices in the Sacred Music field, performing at the United Nations, Lincoln Center and other top venues. She offers "Let It Be" performed live at the 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: Ray Charles, David Sanborn, Santana, Stanley Turrentine, the Righteous Bros., Julian Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Whitney Houston and Madonna! 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 production, this powerfully represents 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 that inspires the heart and catalyzes healing. 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 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!
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. She’s the winner of “Best New Mainstream Artist” at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. 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. www.KatherineWoodwardThomas.com
We welcome you to this global community of renewal!
Great Full Hugs,
P.S Check out some of our videos below...
This video is from the 2011 benefit concert created by the Los Angeles Kids For Environmental & Social Action, that resulted in great impact...
This video features the Agape International Choir and Michael Beckwith, blessing our fundraising efforts!
P.P.S. Here are some of the stories behind our reforestation project.