INVESTING IN NATURE
For every photograph purchased on this site, or in his photography gallery in Bellingham, WA, Peter James makes a donation that plants 100 trees. These trees are planted by Trees for the Future, who work with farmers in Africa using permaculture techniques to transform desert-like land into abundant Forest Gardens, or by Eden Reforestation Projects, re-planting mangroves along the coastline of Madagascar, creating wildlife habitat and incomes for the local communities.
SEEDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Peter James also co-founded the Help Plant Trees campaign, together with his wife iMa. The purpose of this campaign is to address global water shortage, food scarcity, the refugee crisis, wildlife habitat, and air pollution, which is the cause of climate change, through large scale tree planting and reforestation.
As trees grow, they pull carbon dioxide and dozens of other air pollutants out of the atmosphere, breaking them down and safely storing them in their wood and in the soil. Planting one trillion trees would offset the majority of the world's annual carbon emissions. This approach has the best chance of being effective as it does not rely on governments or industries changing, but rather it can be funded by millions of individuals who care about the future, making small monthly donations. Since the tree planting non-profits that participate in Help Plant Trees plant for only 10 cents a tree, monthly donations as little as $3 can plant a tree every day of the year.
Join Peter James in this mission to support forest restoration work around the world by getting involved with Help Plant Trees, or by investing in you nature photograph today!