Globally 75,000 trees have been donated to the project so far.
The reforestation project called ‘Trump Forest‘ is created by environmental activists to offset negative impacts caused by US President Donald Trump.
In March, three environmental activists in New Zealand who started the global reforestation project aim to counteract potential effects caused by Trump’s administration are Dr Daniel Price, Adrien Taylor and Jeff Willis.
The trio, all in their 20s, told Huffington Post that they felt compelled to act after Trump signed an executive order in March that favoured the fossil fuel industry over the environment.
Climate scientist and glaciologist Dr Daniel Price said: “We wanted something tangible that people could do that would actually have a physical impact on what the U.S. government is doing”.
“So we’re planting a forest to soak up the extra greenhouse gases Trump plans to put into our atmosphere. We’re planting a global forest to offset Trump’s monumental stupidity. We need your help”.
The “Forest” itself is not situated in one particular area. Rather, members can use the venture’s site to either give to Eden Reforestation Projects, a philanthropy that will utilize the cash to plant trees in Madagascar or make a donation in Trump’s name to a local tree-planting association.
This week, the number of trees pledged to “Trump Forest” outperformed the 50,000 mark. To help advance the venture, Price said the group is planning to draw in major corporate sponsorship, however, they’ve experienced some difficulty persuading organizations that battling environmental change is an apolitical undertaking.
More than 110 billion trees would need to be donated to do so. Price believes the venture enables individuals to pick up a more prominent comprehension about one of the most concerning issues confronting Earth—climate change.
It is also learned that nearly 75,000 trees have been pledged since the venture was first launched in March.