Plant Trees 4 Life, a company based in Aspen, Colorado, has redefined the whole conceptual approach to gift giving this holiday season.
Published : Monday, January 7, 2013 | 5:53 PM
Plant Trees 4 Lifeâ€™s vision is to plant trees to support the livelihood of future generations. Their goal is to offset the environmental impact of human activities that cause disastrous trends like clear cutting, forest fires and insect deforestation. Plant Trees 4 Life sends trees to various nonprofit affiliates, which offsets their expenses and allows for the education of children in schools and other instructive programs.
Their goal is to plant 1 million trees in the USA in the next 10 years, with the expectation of moving international shortly after.
The idea for Plant Trees 4 Life came from the devastating passing of a three-year-old child. CEO and Founder of Plant Trees 4 Life, Pamela Hart gave the gift of planting a tree in Israel for the first time in memory of this child. This moment changed everything. Hart stated, â€œ3 weeks later my friend told me her sister received the certificate and for the 1st time since the accident a glimpse of light was in her eyes and a beginning of a smile. She was touched that something alive was placed onto the earth for her child that was taken from the earth.â€ Hart went on to state, â€œAt that moment I knew that if I could touch someone who had lost their child, I could help touch so many others for wonderful celebratory reasons as well. I knew at that moment, I wanted to start a company to plant trees in the USA. So it began with the name as it came to me organicallyâ€¦I Planted a Tree, 4 a Life, to Honor.â€ And this is the essence of Plant Trees 4 Life.
But how can you personally make a difference for under $20? For only $18, by planting a tree in honor, celebration, memory or gratitude, you are truly giving the greatest gift for the planet. In addition, Plant Trees 4 Life also offers live 10â€™ spruce sapling tree gifts. Theyâ€™re $18.99 and each tree comes attractively gift wrapped in an Eco-friendly package with a personalized message card, planting instructions, and your choice of colored tissue paper and satin ribbon.
Plant Trees 4 Life links individuals, corporations, and nonprofits for the betterment of our planet by bringing together the cause and the consumer. With your help, Plant Trees 4 Life will redefine the meaning of social entrepreneurship with the simple and immensely meaningful act of planting a tree.
Plant Trees 4 Life is also in the beginning stages of developing a program called Soundscapes. The goal of this initiative is to blend music with environmental awareness. PT4L hopes to partner with music festivals, conscious musicians and musical organizations across the country to help offset the environmental impact of concerts, events and festivals. This will be accomplished through planting trees in honor of events via ticket sales and generating positive PR buzz through the connection of musicians and their patrons. Through Plant Trees 4 Life and their new anticipated Soundscapes program, music can truly help change the worldâ€¦or even save the world. Be a part of the change, today.