We're halfway through October and there's still time to plant your free tree just by posting about how much you love fresh air on social media! 9 out of 10 people around the world are breathing polluted air. That's just an incredible statistic with big consequences for global health, but trees help clean the air by absorbing pollution and creating oxygen. When you post your #breathefortrees photo on Instagram or Twitter, we'll plant a tree for you at no cost. It's a rare opportunity to make a real impact through digital action.
The trees we plant as part of this campaign will go to India, which includes 9 of the 10 most polluted cities in the world by air quality.
Learn More About the Connection Between Air & Treesin our New Quiz! The responses from last week's forest quiz show just how much you love to test your knowledge, so we made another one for you! This time dedicated to air pollution and the connection that has to trees. As always the quiz will give you immediate feedback to let you know if you're correct, or explain the answer if you're mistaken. It's a fun way to learn in under 2 minutes.
Why do we plant trees? It's a simple question, but you'd be surprised by how diverse the answer can be. There are just so many benefits and so many different ways to speak about it. That's why the 6 pillars of reforestation have been at the core of One Tree Planted's mission since the beginning. They boil down the essential, interconnected, and simple reasons for planting trees no matter where you are in the world - backed by centuries of traditional wisdom and science!