For the 45th anniversary of Earth Day spoken word artist and celebrity activist Prince Ea launched his newest online video entitled “Dear Future Generations: Sorry," to urge individuals to take action to stop climate change and to support the StandForTrees campaign by CodeREDD.
Stand For Trees , launched in February this year, is the first consumer campaign to use the power of social media and crowdfunding to enable individuals to take action to reduce deforestation and curb climate change. Supporters are asked to purchase $10 Stand for Trees offset certificates, which each prevent one metric tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere while protecting threatened ecosystems that sustain forest communities and numerous endangered species.
Individuals can thus “do a tonne of good" by purchasing Stand for Trees Certificates – high quality REDD+ Verified Emission Reductions from Code REDD Member projects, such as south pole group's Kariba project in Zimbabwe. This forest conservation project is aimed at providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities in Northern Zimbabwe, a region now suffering heavily from deforestation, poverty, and drought.
Over the past three days the video from Prince Ea has gone viral and CodeREDD has reported a transaction of over 20,000 tonnes of REDD+ credits from Code REDD member projects.