This Simpler Living OneEarth Podcast is a co-production of Simple Living Works!and The Common Good Podcast (OneEarth Jubilee).
As we look for powerful allies in the continuing urgent work of reversing the climate crises, let’s call her Tree. What does Tree do? She is pulling CO2 out of the air, cooling where you live, saving energy, giving us healthy food, and that’s just some of what she does. You don’t need to pay lots of money to enlist Tree’s help either. Maybe none at all. In this podcast conversation, arborist Robin Rivet gives us a do-it-yourself way to help save life on our planet.
Robin assures us that we—you and I and our organizations and congregations—CAN do something to reverse the multiple climate disasters by addressing the annual net loss of trees on our planet. If our banks lost that much wealth year after year, we’d be deeply concerned. Let’s see if we can match that level of concern when we learn of the tremendous loss of environmental wealth, or natural capital as it is also called, in the annual net loss of trees. Robin tells us more about the wealth and treasure in our trees—a kind of wealth our systems and our eyes have not been trained to see.
If you’re not so sure you can plant or tend any trees, can you consider making a donation to the OneEarth Jubilee Tree Fund? In 2021, we will be getting trees in the ground in the San Diego region as well as two regions in Mexico. This Fund also gives you a chance to compensate for the CO2 your travel and energy use put into the air. The trees you fund will take it out of the air. Either by planting or donating, we encourage action. The crises underway on our planet require us to act differently, to act in cooperation with nature as our ally. You can donate by check, payable to Jubilee Economics Ministries (designate that it’s for the Tree Fund), or online at www.oneearthjubilee.com/support.