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Day 196: One Click to Give Today! Give a Tree and Plant it Forward

Do you remember when you were a kid and you carved your name along with a boyfriend’s in a tree? This give is a great way to honour fast approaching Earth Day (April 22, 2011) and dedicate a tree to a special friend. You can do this give from your home or office all you need is your computer, a click and a tree dedication with out carving into a live tree!

Day 196: Give 196

It was nice to stumble upon this give while shopping in my local Staples this week. I keep coming across more and more companies that are working towards cleaning up the environment and making an impact in positive ways.

Question of the day – how many Post-it notes do you think you have used in your lifetime? 100, 1000. 10,000? That’s a lot of paper and a lot f trees. Many years ago, in an attempt to become more environmentally friendly in my own little office I stopped using Post-it notes and started cutting up used paper into small note sheets instead. As much as Post-it notes were convenient it was one of the many ways I could help the environment, save paper and less sticky glue filling the landfills of the world.  But yesterday I was excited as I found new reason to go back to using Post-it notes again. 

First of all you can now purchase a selection of Post-it notes that are made from recycled paper. Green thumb up #1!

Second the glue that is used is all plant based avoiding unwanted chemicals in landfills. Way to go Post-It green thumb #2!

Last and certainly not least with just one click you can get a tree planted (for free) and dedicated in a special friend’s honour with the Post-It “Plant it Forward” initiative. Three great reasons to take a closer look at Post-it. The company (3M) is moving towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly world one Post-it at a time!

Here is the dedication I wrote on my tree “To Nic & David. You are my inspiration & this tree will make the world a better place for you.” I got a big smiley email back from my husband and made his day.

Take a moment, give a tree with just a click, make a dedication and Plant it Forward.

Time Commitment: 3 minutes

Cost: 0

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
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MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)