2018 #GivingTuesday campaign will begin Tuesday November 27th at 12:01 am EST
Kids: Plant Trees, Plant Water, Protect Life!
Start #GivingTuesday Strong With Iracambi
Hey guys! Save the Date! #GivingTuesday is coming soon, and we’d love to invite you to join us in celebrating this special day. Last year people like you and me raised US$300,000,000 in support of great causes in 150 countries. Let’s do even better this time around!
WHAT? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that connects people and communities round the world in one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Giving time, giving love, giving money. Here at Iracambi we’re proud to invite you to join our #2018GivingTuesday campaign where we are once again partnered with #GlobalGiving in a brand new project: Plant Trees. Plant Water. Protect Life. We aim to raise US$25,000, involve 250 kids, and plant 5,000 trees.
WHY? #GivingTuesday is a space where people around the world come together to bring about real change. And this year, GlobalGiving is offering $150,000 in matching funds, as well as 30 bonus prizes to partners who raise the most money over the 24-hour period on #GivingTuesday.
HOW? Be creative! Take a selfie and post it on your social media. Tag your friends and tell them what you are doing to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Ask them to join you and share with their friends. Volunteer at a local organization. Visit somebody lonely. Donate money to your favorite charity. Volunteer to be a Rainforest Ambassador and raise money for #Iracambi! Let us know here if you’re able to help, and we’ll send you a toolkit crammed with great ideas and the link for donations.
Yes, you’ve heard it before. The forests are dying, the temperature is rising, fresh water supplies are diminishing and poverty is increasing. Not to mention the hottest summers on record, rising sea levels, floods, fires, devastating storms, mass extinction of species, and increasing numbers of displaced people. Sounds like the end of the world? Right. Well, it just could be. If we don’t do something about it.
The good news is that the solutions are in our hands. And while individually we can’t do it all, we can all do some of it. Here’s one simple solution. Trees = Water = Life. We need to plant trees. Millions of them. And what’s our secret weapon? Kids! Kids as champions of the environment. Let’s mobilize kids to spread the word and plant trees. Dozens and hundreds and thousands of kids. And young people. And older people. Everywhere. Planting dozens and hundreds and thousands of trees. Planting Trees. Planting Water. Protecting Life.
October 7th 2018, The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns if we don’t take urgent measure to curb carbon emissions, we’re on target to hit 1.5 degrees temperature rise, maybe by 2019. Eleven years from now. And if we don’t do something fast we’ll see more crazy weather, more floods, droughts, hurricanes, droughts, extinctions and sheer human misery. This is about us, people. If we keep going like this, we’ll all be on the endangered species list.
The good news is that between us we can fix it. Work towards completely eliminating fossil fuels. Cut down on eating meat. Reduce consumption. Recycle. Adopt renewable energy. Plant crops for bioenergy. Plant trees. Trees = Water = Life. Tropical forests play an especially important role through cooling the air and providing rainfall for growing crops.
Maybe you live in a city and can’t plant a tree? Don’t worry. We got you covered. We’ll plant one for you. Or ten. Or a hundred. We’ll harness the energy of kids to spread the word, roll up their sleeves and get working. Planting trees. Protecting Water. Protecting Life.
The long term impact will restore forests, restore water and restore life. Create habitat for endangered species. Channel Kid Power to become champions for the environment. Get kids excited, involved and active. It’s their future too. Join us on this exciting adventure. Together we can get it done.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
- Share the word and the hashtag #GivingTuesday on your social media.
- Get creative – what can you give? Time, Love, Money?
- Become an Ambassador – here’s how.
Become a Ambassador:
Fill out the form below and submit to become an ambassador for planting trees, planting water, protecting life with Iracambi.
Contact Iracambi at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.