The World Land Trust eBulletin
Christmas issue 2003
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The Independent helps the World Land Trust to boost rainforest
The Independent, one of Britains leading broadsheet
newspapers, published Saturday 6th December a list of the "50
Best Christmas Presents" and featured the World Land Trust
(WLT). Since then the WLT office has been flooded with phone and
email donations on behalf of friends and family, the feature having
caught the imagination of hundreds of people looking for something
diffrerent as a gift this Christmas. The attraction of the WLT 'buy
an acre of rainforest' is that these acres really exist, and it
is possible to visit them.
The featuring of the World Land Trust in the Independent has jammed
the switchboard at times, but it will mean another area of forest
will be saved forever, with all the species that live in it. The
WLT was one on the first organisations to 'sell' acres of rainforests,
starting back in 1989. The Trust has helped save over 300,000 acres
of threatened land around the world and now has urgent fundraising
projects in Ecuador, India and Patagonia.
Full details of all WLT's projects can be found in the Projects
section of our website: www.worldlandtrust.org/projects/
|These are only a small selection
of the wildlife themed TreeCards available on the WLT
Last minute Christmas greetings
Did you forget to post your Christmas cards
in time? Or have you decided against Christmas cards on environmental
grounds? You can still send a greeting to friends and family by using
our TreeCards. These free electronic cards provided
by the WLT can be sent and received from our website on
Carbon Balance your Christmas celebrations
the celebrations are over, you might want to spare a thought for the
environmental cost of Christmas. The World Land Trust's Carbon Balancing
website, aims to help you minimise your impact on the environment.
Although not a solution to global warming, saving one Acre
of Rainforest at £25 does help Carbon Balance a family christmas.
Rainforests absorb about 500 Kg of carbon per acre every year, and
store considerably more. Becoming Carbon Balanced could help
prevent global warming by a) reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
through active absorption by existing forests; and b) prevent and
reduce further emissions of carbon dioxide through deforestation.
your Christmas tree! Check out www.gov.uk
for a list of local councils that may operate recycle schemes.
To find out more about Carbon Balancing, visit
That's all for this time. We will be back with
a bigger eBulletin in January. Until then...
Seasons Greetings from the World Land Trust
You can help the WLT in 2004 by sending a copy
of this newsletter to five friends and ask them to consider supporting