Last October, I adopted 8 sqm of forest land in Indonesia at the Qi Global Conference in Singapore.
A few days ago, the certificate finally arrived:
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The coolest thing is that I know the exact geo co-ordinates of the piece of land I adopted. I could even view it in Google Earth and monitor its progress over time.
Adopting a piece of land is kind of like adopting a child for schools in remote villages. The financial contribution is one thing, I also feel a stronger sense of ownership.
This piece of forest land is under my care, and at the same time, belongs to us all.
Reforestation is a painstakingly long-term effort. Primary rainforests, once lost, could never be reclaimed fully. We can only hope for a rough approximation of the beauty that used to exist.
Prevention is better than cure. Instead of using wooden products, why not consider other eco-friendly alternatives such as bamboo?
This is the only truly sustainable way for our future.