One Tree Planted for Every 10 Taiwanese

The island of Taiwan boasts 23 million residents, and thanks to the Taiwan Environmental Information Association (TEIA), a tree has been planted for one out of every ten of them.

TEIA, a local environmental group, has partnered with Earth Day Network for A Billion Acts of Green®, spreading awareness of global warming and showing their commitment to environmental protection and reforestation.  TEIA Vice Secretary-General Sharlin Hsia hopes to contribute as many Acts of Green as possible through new initiatives in water issues, recycling, conservation, consumption and traffic. “It doesn’t matter whether you’ve started doing it or are about to start…as long as you make a pledge,” says Hsia.

At over 80 million Acts of Green to date, A Billion Acts of Green® – the largest environmental service campaign in the world – aims to collect one billion Acts of Green before the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.  A Billion Acts of Green® inspires and rewards both simple individual acts and larger organizational initiatives that further the goal of measurably reducing carbon emissions and supporting sustainability. To summarize less eloquently what Vice Secretary-General Hsia said, every little bit counts! Register to pledge an Act of Green or find organizations holding Earth Day events in your area.