Trees are one of my favourite subjects to photograph. My instagram feed will testify. I just love how each tree has something to give - a story to tell; a fruit to bear; producing livegiving oxygen and that they make earth so beautiful!
Trees talk to each other, did you know? They warn each other when danger is in the area, such as a large flock of insects or a whole bunch of giraffes. The tree then secretes some chemicals, making the leaves bitter or poisonous and not very pleasant to eat. I learned this fun fact on an evening game drive once. We couldn't see anything, so I just kept asking questions about trees.
So, when GreenPop, a social business that believes that greening and sustainable living can be fun, approached me to work on one of their campaigns, I nearly fainted.
The great folks at GreenPop are currently running a project called Trees for Zambia, where they are trying to raise as much money as they possibly can to assist in planting trees in the town of Livingstone. This forms part of combating deforestation, which is tragic occurrence in modern day living.
Did you know that Zambia has approximately 50 million hectares of forest,
with an estimated deforestation rate of 250 000 to 300 000 hectares per year?
That should certainly make you sit up straight and DONATE!
Now, if I make the most donations out of five other Joburg bloggers,
I will get to travel to Zambia to help plant these trees!
It will be a dream come true!
What can you do to help? Well, through crowdfunding on Givengain, you can buy a tree!
Only R120 - that's not even a decent dinner in a restaurant these days.
And if saving the world one tree at a time isn't motivation enough for you to buy one, here's a little something extra. For every tree you buy, your name will be entered into a draw to win a little holiday at a game resort in Botswana! So make my dream come true and help yourself to a fantastic getaway!