With the recent news that 2010 saw yet another devastating drought in the Amazon rainforest – only five years after the previous ‘once in a lifetime’ drought – where rivers dried up completely, fish and other species perished and the Amazon became a net emitter of carbon dioxide because of the sheer number of dying trees, it is an ecological imperative to support tree-planting initiatives throughout the globe. One such project caught my eye because it offers multiple solutions to the problems facing the people of Haiti.

Well over a year after the devastating earthquake that struck the region, ...


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