International Day of Forests and The Tree 2017 is on Tuesday, March 21, 2017: What are some quotes about treesgardensplants that profoundly relate to volunteering?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 is International Day of Forests and The Tree 2017. United Nations Forum on Forests International Day of Forests
The quote you gave ["The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit"] is one of my favorites.
Other quotes I've used in connection with volunteerism (some of which *directly* relate to nature, and some of which only *indirectly* do) are as follow:
The breeze, the trees, the honey bees -
Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.- Anne Scott-James
Gardens will be the peaceful haven we all need. -Paul Tukey
Mental sunshine will cause the flowers of peace, happiness and prosperity to
grow upon the face of the earth. Be a creator of mental sunshine.--Kathi's Garden
Gardens are not created or made, they unfold,
spiraling open like the silk petals of an evening
primrose flower to reveal the ground plot of the
mind and heart of the gardener
and the good earth.
- Wendy Johnson
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars,
the trail of the sun,
the strength of fire,
and the life that never goes away,
they speak to me.
And my heart soars.
- Chief Dan George
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence, 1863
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
The work an unknown good [person] has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. ~Thomas Carlyle
"May you remember that though the roads we take can sometimes be difficult, those are often the ones that lead to the most beautiful views." Douglas Pagels
"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” Vesta M. Kelly
"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks." Jack Penn
The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. ~Everett Mámor
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin
"Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth." Archimedes
"Volunteers polish up the rough spots in our communities." Jefferson Award Winner Alice Sandstrom
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.--Booker T. Washington
We believe that love is the most powerful healing force in the universe.
Network for Attitudinal Healing International
In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal.
In every heart there is the power to do it. Marianne Williamson
Kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. --Theodore Isaac Rubin
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. Charles Kuralt
When you are kind to someone in trouble,
you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else,
and it'll become like a wildfire.
What are some Extinct creatures in the Amazon Rain forest?
The Amazon is a large and vast place with hundreds of thousands of plant and animal species. There is still life to be discovered there - and unfortunalty due to many factors, a lot of life is becomming extinct. However, the Amazon hasn't been explored to its full potiential, and some animals we believe to be extinct may still be flourshing in smaller numbers, or different areas. With so much life, it is hard to keep track of everything.
The Amazon coveres apx 40 percent of South America. It includes parts of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and other Countries. I found a list of extinct South Americian Animals, which overlap with the Amazon. I'll list those for you.
- Alagoas Curassow (a bird that lived in Brazil now extinct in the wild)
- Tomigerus gibberulus (a terrestrial snail from Brazil) Extinct
- Red Throated Wood Rail (Bird, found throughout Peru, extinct)
- Glaucous Macaw, ( Amazonia area, extinct)
It is perhaps thought that the Amazon itself may be 'extinct' or totally wiped out by 2080, if the deforestation rate keeps going the way it has.
Sadly, check this out. "An average of 137 species of life forms (about 35 species are animals) are driven into extinction every day in the world's tropical rainforests. The forces of destruction such as logging, oil production, and cattle ranching have all contributed to the loss of millions of acres of tropical rainforest. Animals and people alike lose their homes when trees are cut down. These animals are given no warning to move - no time to pack their bags - and most die when the forest is destroyed.
Many large mammals such as leopards and apes need miles and miles of territory to roam and have a tough time surviving in the smaller and fragmented habitats they are forced into by humans. Other species such as the golden toad, whose entire population lives on one mountain in Costa Rica, could become extinct within seconds from a bulldozer's crush.
When rainforests are destroyed, animals living outside the tropics suffer as well. Songbirds, hummingbirds, warblers and thousands of other North American birds spend their winters in rainforests, returning to the same location year after year. Less return north each spring, as fewer make it through the winter because their habitat has been destroyed.
The cutting down of trees is not the only reason for species extinction. Thousands of monkeys and other primates are traded illegally on the international market each year, wanted for their fur, as pets, or for scientific research. Parrots and macaws have also become popular pets; buyers will pay up to $10,000 for one bird. Even the king of the jungle, the jaguar, is in danger of becoming extinct. Its fur is highly valued for use on coats and shoes.
Pollution from mining has killed fish populations in the mighty Amazon River. Many Indigenous people, who have depended on these fish for centuries, have become sick from the poisoned fish."
Hope this has helped you a bit! :)
What international strategies can be used to fight global warming?
These ten steps will help curb global warming, save you money, and create a safer environment for the future.
A well-tuned car with properly inflated tires burns less gasoline—cutting pollution and saving you money at the pump. If you have two cars, drive the one with better gas mileage whenever possible. Better yet, skip the drive and take public transit, walk, or bicycle when you can.
oneBuy Local and Organic
Did you know the average American meal travels more than 1,500 miles from the farm to your plate? Think of all the energy wasted and pollution added to the atmosphere—not to mention all the pesticides and chemicals used to grow most produce! So go to your local organic farmer to get your fruits and veggies.
oneSupport clean, renewable energy.
Renewable energy solutions, such as wind and solar power, can reduce our reliance on coal-burning power plants, the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States. Call your local utility and sign up for renewable energy. If they don't offer it, ask them why not?
oneReplace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Especially those that burn the longest each day. Compact fluorescents produce the same amount of light as normal bulbs, but use about a quarter of the electricity and last ten times as long. Each switch you make helps clean the air today, curb global warming, and save you money on your electricity bill.
oneSaving energy at home is good for the environment and for your wallet.
Start with caulking and weather-stripping on doorways and windows. Then adjust your thermostat and start saving. For each degree you lower your thermostat in the winter, you can cut your energy bills by three percent. Finally, ask your utility company to do a free energy audit of your home to show you how to save even more money.
oneBecome a smart water consumer.
Install low-flow showerheads and faucets and you'll use half the water without decreasing performance. Then turn your hot water heater down to 120°F and see hot-water costs go down by as much as 50 percent.
oneBuy energy-efficient electronics and appliances.
Replacing an old refrigerator or an air conditioner with an energy-efficient model will save you money on your electricity bill and cut global warming pollution. Look for the Energy Star label on new appliances or visit their website at www.energystar.gov to find the most energy-efficient products.
onePlant a Tree, protect a forest.
Protecting forests is a big step on the road to curbing global warming. Trees "breathe in" carbon dioxide, but slash-and-burn farming practices, intensive livestock production, and logging have destroyed 90 percent of the native forests in the United States. And you can take action in your own backyard—planting shade trees around your house will absorb CO2, and slash your summer air-conditioning bills.
oneReduce! Reuse! Recycle!
Producing new paper, glass, and metal products from recycled materials saves 70 to 90 percent of the energy and pollution, including CO2, that would result if the product came from virgin materials. Recycling a stack of newspapers only four feet high will save a good-sized tree. Please... buy recycled products!
oneMount a local campaign against global warming.
Educate your community about how it can cut global warming pollution. Support measures at the national, state, and local level that:
* Make automobiles go further on a gallon of gas;
* Accelerate the use of clean, renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind;
* Increase energy efficiency and conservation; and
* Preserve forests around the world.