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Plant for the Planet

350 has become the most important number on the planet.

According to James Hansen, the leading NASA scientist on climate change, 350 parts per million C02 is the maximum we can have in the atmosphere to preserve a planet "similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted."

The international campaign has been building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. On 10/10/10, people at 7,347 events in more than 188 countries joined together to dig community gardens, install solar panels, lay out bike paths, and more.

Thirty participants from the Sarapiqui community and SCLC staff and volunteers took part in this day of global action by planting almost 600 native trees on Hacienda La Linda property owned by our neighbor, Aventuras del Sarapiqui.Located within the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor, the Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center has been linking communities with conservation since its beginning. Since 2001, our reforestation projects have united community members, local landowners, and tourists all interested in community development and conservation. Utilizing these groups to plant native trees donated by the Institute of Electricity of Costa Rica (ICE) has helped increase reforestation.

By Noelle Brady.  October 2010

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