Today, I’m happy to join others in We Are the World Blogfest – promoting positive news on the last Friday of each month, and, in our sharing, increasing the light quotient in the world.
Today, the last Friday in April, also happens to be National Arbor Day in the United States. It feels like the perfect day to introduce Clare Dubois, founder of the TreeSisters organization.
The vision of TreeSisters organization is ”a world in which it is normal for everyone to protect and restore our planet.” They speak a lot about the urgent need for humanity to shift from a consumer species to a restorer species.
Their mission is two fold, and like all big paradigm-shifting visions, it’s BIG, it’s bold, it’s inspiring, and it feels absolutely do-able.
TreeSisters is committed to “rapidly accelerating tropical reforestation by inspiring and channeling women’s nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action.” Doing so improves the environment by protecting and expanding forests, restoring and protecting watersheds, controlling soil erosion and restoring topsoil and land fertility. It simultaneously is a women’s empowerment initative – fostering women’s participation, improving community livelihoods and forest interdependence, improving incomes.
You can quickly check out the project here:
But I also absolutely encourage you to visit their website for more in-depth information.
Let’s plant more trees and empower more women, and together make this a better world.