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Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Ambreen with her moringa tree
Ambreen with her moringa tree

Thanks to your generosity, this Earth Day, April 22, 2020, we planted 250 moringa trees. Due to COVID-19, lockdown and social distancing, instead of organizing 250 deserving Educate a Girl scholars to plant the trees together, we gifted 250 moringa trees to different caring Karachiites, who each planted the trees separately in their own backyards, where not only did they plant the trees, but are personally caring for and nurturing their growth. They are sharing updates and pictures with us.

Here is a picture of Ambreen with the moringa tree in her backyard. She was so excited to be part of this campaign and help with climate change in Karachi. She had never planted a tree before, and now daily visits her moringa tree and is reminded of nature, climate and the environment every time she does so..

We selected moringa trees for their health benefits and sturdiness.

Although this lockdown has helped with air pollution and climate in Karachi, there are so many climate change needs and more and more trees to be planted. Thank you for your role in this. Please continue to spread the word, donate more and help us plant more trees!

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Hundreds of moringa trees are with us in preparation for Earth Day 2020 planting.  However, something scary and deadly has now delayed these plans: the COVID-19 threat.  This virus is spreading like wildfire and as of course our planting is suspended, but we will see closer to the date.  We are nurturing and caring for the baby moringa trees in the hope for better times.

Coronavirus is a killer particularly because it causes a collapse of the respiratory system and lungs, meaning its victims need oxygen more than ever.  These plants are big providers of oxygen.

To date, studies show that Moringa oleifera may lead to modest reductions in blood sugar and cholesterol. It may also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and protect against arsenic toxicity. Moringa leaves are also highly nutritious and should be beneficial for people who are lacking in essential nutrients.

Please help us collect funds so once we are safe to plant these trees, they can help oxygenate Pakistan, as well as the other nutrients and benefits it carries.

Thank you for your support.

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The Global Climate Risk Index Report 2018 has placed Pakistan on the 5th spot as the most affected country by climate change during the past two decades in its annual report for 2020. The report further states that approximately, 10,000 people have perished in Pakistan and incurred economic losses of almost worth $3.8bn as well as witnessing 152 adverse weather events from 1999 to 2018.

 

According to news reports, "the sweltering weather has been causing loss of lives at a large scale and worsening water and food insecurity" which is affecting quality of life and creating panic in areas.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an initiative to plant 10 billion trees within a span of five years with a vision of a green and clean nation. Not only should this initiative help in combating climate change but it is also expected to promote tourism, help create jobs, and reduce pollution which kills hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Our project - thanks to your help - is posed to connect deserving scholars to hands on planting trees. Teaching them the importance of caring for our environment and planet.

Please do spread the word and thank you. 

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Thank you so much for donating to Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change.

The need of the environment is truly the need for today. It is a need growing in importance, not diminishing.

It the words of Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo diCaprio, "As we progress into the 21st century, anyone who considers themselves realists will have to make the environment a top priority."

"I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems," he adds. "I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if it were a fiction."

You are not like that. By donating to this cause and planting a tree in Karachi, you are a realist and someone taking action. Where it is needed. When it matters.

We've almost raised $4000 and are very close to our goal of raising $5000 to plant 416 trees. Your donation is truly going to make a difference. Help us start planting by completing our goal of $5000. Donate today - celebrating the start of summer - just $10 to plant one tree or $20 for two. If all 56 donors receiving this message donates $10, we will raise $560 and be at $4264, and if everyone donates $25, we will exceed our goal! Let the summer begin with planting of trees and climate change for the better!

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Thank you so much for donating to Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change. We've almost raised $4000 and are very close to our goal of raising $5000 to plant 416 trees.
The Philippines, a tropical island nation in the Pacific, will now require by law all graduating students from elementary school to college plant 10 trees each before they can graduate. (Forbes)  There is no such law in Pakistan and with the increasing population, there is greater need then ever.
Your donation is truly going to make a difference. Help us start planting by completing our goal of $5000.  Donate today - celebrating the start of summer - just $10 to plant one tree or $20 for two. If all 56 donors receiving this message donates $10, we will raise $560 and be at $4264, and if everyone donates $25, we will exceed our goal!

Let the summer begin with planting of trees and climate change for the better! 

Thank you!
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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Tara Dawood
Karachi, Pakistan

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