that doesn�t cost the earth"
is �excellent development�?
internet-based charity with 18 years experience that supports tree
planting to promote both conservation and development to benefit
is �excellent development� different?
the USA an estimated 100 million trees a year are cut down to create
all the direct mail appeals sent to the public by charities. We
only raise money from the public over the Internet and almost all
our communications are electronic too. We are a low-paper, low-energy
use charity with low administration costs, maximising the amount
of money going to our tree planting and development activities.
to their vital role in nature, a lack of trees causes environmental
degradation resulting in hunger, thirst and fuel shortages for people
living in disadvantaged areas.
so special about trees?
counteract "the effects of erosive, torrential rainstorms and
infertile soils. Their roots anchor the earth. Their canopies protect
it from the sweep of the winds and the splash of the raindrops.
They draw up nutrients from deeper soil layers and deposit them
by leaf fall on the surface, increasing the organic content of the
soil, improving its fertility, its permeability for plant roots,
its capacity to hold water. Trees increase the filtration of rain
into the soil, raising water tables and reducing destructive run-off."
Paul Harrison in "The Greening of Africa"
What are we doing?
two million trees in partnership with disadvantaged communities
in Africa by 2010, supported by an infrastructure of small-scale
dams and water tanks.
will it achieve?
food, fuel and environmental improvement to disadvantaged areas.
endangered species of trees and sources of traditional medicine.
water for people, animals, tree nurseries and other crops.
employment, training and income generating opportunities for local
worldwide CO2 emissions.
can I help?
TreeReliefTM donations to support our tree planting for £2.50
an annual TreeDutyTM of £37.50, which will plant enough trees
to offset the CO2 emissions you create through travel and heating
& lighting your home.
Marketing, Fundraising or Internet development support.
or phone him on 020 8568 7118
our website at: www.excellentdevelopment.com