The work at Conservation Alliance wouldn't be possible without all of our outdoor industry brand members. But a lot of them aren't only involved with Conservation Alliance; many of our member brands are committed to a diverse variety of environmental causes. Every Thursday we'll be featuring a cross-post from one of our member companies to highlight the causes that they're active in. Today we're celebrating member company Timberland for the Earthkeepers Virtual Forest, a Facebook application that invites users to plant virtual trees to make a real difference.
Are you excited about planting trees? We certainly are. So much so that in addition to the real trees we're planting around the world, we've launched a new Timberland Earthkeepers Virtual Forest application on Facebook. By creating their own individual virtual forests and inviting friends to plant trees in them, members of the Facebook community are helping to get real trees planted in Haiti. So far, as a result of the Facebook community's adoption of the application, which was launched in October, 1,762 real trees will be planted in Haiti
If you haven't checked it out already, go ahead and do so. By either planting trees in already existing virtual forests or by creating your own forest, you can help Timberland plant an additional 1 million real trees in Haiti. It's that simple. The more virtual trees and virtual forests, the more real trees we'll plant in Haiti (up to 1 million) – above and beyond the ones we're already planting there. Create a forest and invite your friends to do the same and then plant trees in each other's forests too. Nature will thank you. Haiti will thank you and Timberland will thank you by planting more trees. And while you're there, check out the videos that chronicle our projects in Haiti and share them with your friends. Then, share your ideas with other virtual tree planters from all around the world on the CONVERSATION tab.
We're also working on some updates to the Virtual Forest, so stay tuned for those changes at the beginning of December.
Photo by Zach Stern