Nov. 29, 2012
-- Education: A Tree That Keeps Growing screams the headline of one of the latest IndieGoGo fundraisers. This fundraiser is unlike any other though, and plans to help repair the damage that has been caused within our world today. The story behind the fundraiser focuses on Sean, a young boy who is growing much like any other child in the world today. His parent's, one day, decided to give something back to the children of our era. Rather than reaching out for gifts and presents, they instead decided to build 1,000 Teakwood trees in Central Jawa - one of Indonesia's most destroyed and abused rain forests.
The project will cost $25,000 in total, and will put 1,000 trees back into the rain forest. It's expected to take 15 years in total before the trees will completely grow. However, the idea behind the project is to protect the future of our children and give something back to the earth. Unfortunately, people around the world are illegally chopping down trees in rain forests - usually for self-profit. In remote places like Central Jawa, it's hard to control illegal activities and there's nothing done to stop poaches cutting down the trees in mass.
One Teakwood tree costs a mere $25 - something which we often take for granted. In return for donations, Sean himself, is offering an array of thank you gifts, such as virtual e-cards and even real thank you letters sent via mail. Together, with the help of Sean, a young child who deserves a pleasant future, visitors can help to make a real positive change to the world through the A Tree That Keeps Growing IndieGoGo fundraiser.
To learn more about the fundraiser, or to chip in a fair amount of cash, head over to: http://www.indiegogo.com/treeforsean