The Canopy Project

Each year Earth Day celebrates the world we live in by demon­strating support for our environment. This year, earthday.org is putting a special emphasis on The Canopy Project. People participating in The Canopy Project help impoverished commu­nities by planting trees.

According to earthday.org, “Trees reverse the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy, and income, helping communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability.” On a larger scale, more trees in these developing areas will help filter the air and control climate change.

The Canopy Project in the last three years has helped plant 1.5 million trees in 18 countries and plans to plant 10 million trees all over the world by 2017. Go to earthday.org and search under the Program tab to find more information or donate to the cause.