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Are we missing out on one of our planet’s greatest lifelines?

A group of people 800 million strong are critical to solving our environmental crisis. Our planet is undoubtedly at a critical moment right now. Various reports show that close to a million species are at risk of extinction. Meanwhile, 2030 has been projected as the date by which changes to the earth’s climate will have […]
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4 Reminders for When Environmental Issues Seem Overwhelming

How can we prevent a mass extinction event? Can we remove enough carbon from the atmosphere to avoid irreversible climate change? Can we protect and restore the forests we have left? It can be so easy to get overwhelmed by the daunting nature of protecting our planet. Maybe it isn’t so surprising that many people […]
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What are the most important sustainability goals for the 2020s?

 It’s a new year and a new decade at that. The beginning of the 2020s puts us at a crucial spot in trying to address some of our planet’s biggest environmental issues. The decisions that we make over the next decade will have an impact on our planet. This impact will long outlast us. We’re […]
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A Decade of Growth and Generosity

At the very beginning of the decade, Plant With Purpose was in the process of a major rebrand. While our team was contemplating our identity as an organization moving forward, world events reminded us of the urgency of our work. One of the strongest natural disasters of the decade struck Haiti in January. This left […]
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Three Purpose-Filled Adventures we saw in 2019

It’s been a great year for adventurers seeking to restore the planet while challenging themselves. From paddle boards to bikes to running trails, we saw so many of you in the Plant With Purpose family embark on creative fundraising adventures. All funds raised went towards supporting our mission of restoration. Will Allen and Emily Bark […]
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Renewal runs through the story of Christmas

What does Advent have to do with sustainability? The season of advent and the anticipation of Christmas allow us to think about our lives and our world in the framework of hope, waiting, and redemption. When it comes to the conversation surrounding the environment, these themes are definitely at play. Advent is a season where […]
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Life After Devastation

How do you move forward when the worst has happened? At some point in our lives, we’ll all experience something not going to plan. For some of us, these disruptions may be especially devastating. And unfortunately, in certain parts of the world, these are unfortunately more commonplace. In many parts of exploited countries, life is […]
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How to stop glacial retreat

Glacial retreat represents a variety of ecological concerns Glacial retreat is a term that describes what happens when a glacier’s furthest point doesn’t reach as far down valley as it used to at the same time of year. It can be used as a shorthand to describe the shrinking of a glacier and as a […]
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The Tree Difference

Wilner’s community used to be extremely barren It seems like not long ago when Fonds-Verrettes was a very barren place. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago. About ten years before many community members joined Plant With Purpose groups and learned the value of reforestation, they lived on unproductive soil. This was very bad news […]
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Cities and trees: What about urban reforestation?

Do trees matter as much in an urban setting? Our planet’s villages need more trees! This simple realization, decades ago, led to Plant With Purpose’s existence and work since. Eight countries and 30 million trees later, we believe in that statement even more. We’ve seen what trees can do! In rural villages, trees help heal […]
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How is God at work in the environment?

Paying attention to God’s involvement in the environment gives us a more encouraging way forward. “Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light,” explained Phileena Heurtz. “When I consider the state of our world and the concern of the future for our planet, it feels very heavy. It can be depressing.” “But, […]
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The Spiritual Roots: What Makes our Giving Tuesday Campaign a little different

We believe in looking at root causes- including spiritual roots As an organization, we’ve long held the belief that in order to solve big problems, you need to look at root causes. A lot of energy is spent treating the symptoms of problems rather than the actual problems themselves. If some of this energy were […]
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Help Us Support 4,500 Farmers Restoring Creation

This Giving Tuesday, we’re loving God by loving Creation One thing we hold in high value at Plant With Purpose is our identity as a Christian environmental organization. We believe that our environmental care truly is an act of worship. By being caretakers of creation, we are brought back to our original role given in […]
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What does it take to be thankful?

Imagine what gratitude looks like at its most intense level There’s no real way to measure who the most grateful person in the world must be, but can you imagine what life must look like for that person? A deep appreciation for practically everything and an overflow of joy towards life. It’s probably easy to […]
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The Preteen President

Empowerment groups help both people and the planet Wherever Plant With Purpose works, participants join empowerment groups. These groups support environmental restoration efforts with economic development through loans and savings. As community members save their extra income in shares and lend money to each other to generate further income, poverty declines. From the group president, […]
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