Africa Reforestation Program Supported By Campaign

Build A Better Website To Promote Reforestation

The Internet is changing life as we know it in good ways and bad. An international public affairs firm is tapping the positive side of that dynamic to launch the “Web Of Life” campaign to help reforest our planet and mitigate human contributions to climate change.

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Crossbow Communications, a Denver-based advertising and public relations agency, has volunteered its services to raise money for a new venture called Sacred Seedlings, an international reforestation and forest conservation program.

Our partners in Tanzania have developed a plan with the forestry department to plant 10 million trees over the next five years at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro,” said Gary Chandler, president of Crossbow. “These trees will create jobs, preserve habitat for endangered species and help offset human contributions to climate change. Some of the trees will produce crops and others will be placed near homes and buildings to protect them from the elements and reduce energy demands.”

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While Crossbow will sell sponsorship packages to corporations and foundations to fund the bulk of the project work, it’s launching a novel program to generate some immediate seed money for projects that are ready to proceed. According to Chandler, his web development team will donate all revenues to the “Web Of Life” campaign to raise money for reforestation. All revenues generated in this arena will be donated to Sacred Seedlings and its project partners in Kenya and Tanzania.

“Our web pros will build blogs and websites for companies, small businesses, nonprofits and individuals to raise money for global reforestation,” Chandler said. “Every penny will be donated to this reforestation program. We will devote the next 10 weeks to this campaign, so please help us spread the word. It’s a great deal and an even better cause.”

The company hopes to raise $100,000 to start construction on three nurseries in shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro in early 2014. It will cost about $1 million to build the nurseries and plant 10 million trees over the next five years. The company has several other projects in development now to accommodate growing global support for reforestation. The company’s goal is to plant as many trees as possible as fast as possible to help mitigate carbon buildup in the atmosphere, which is contributing to climate change and extreme weather events, such as the biblical floods that recently hit Colorado’s front range counties.

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The “Web Of Life” campaign will include custom web/blog development on WordPress for $750 (our recommendation is to build one for you just like our site). Hosting and email services are additional. Clients must supply all copy, photos, artwork and logos. More complex sites and e-commerce sites will be assessed and estimates provided at no cost. No reasonable offer from anywhere in the world will be refused. 

Supporters will be listed on the program website. Supporters also can promote their involvement with the program by displaying the logo below on their site.

sacred seedlings logo

For more information about Sacred Seedlings, please visit http://sacredseedlings.com/east-africa-projects/

Sacred Seedlings is a global initiative to support forest conservation, reforestation, urban forestry, sustainable agriculture, carbon capture and wildlife conservation.

Sustainable land management and land use are critical to the survival of entire ecosystems. Sacred Seedlings is a U.S.-based program that supports the vision of local stakeholders. We have projects ready across Africa. We seek additional projects elsewhere around the world. We also seek volunteers, sponsors and donors of cash and in-kind support. Write to Gary Chandler for more information gary@crossbow1.com

About Gary Chandler

Public affairs and sustainability consultant. Founder of Crossbow Communications. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler
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