About Whale of a Time

Whale of a Time is riding the wave of change, promoting successful stewardship of our planet to create a peaceful, morally just, humane and sustainable culture, while ensuring survival of all species and their natural habitats. Whale of a Time organises creative and fun, inspiring and empowering events on environmental issues to encourage active participation living a sustainable lifestyle inspired by a positive attitude. We engage young and old from all walks of life through the Whale of a Time Community, the Whale of a Time Festival and the Whale of a Time Workshop. Our work has been recognised by many national and community and environmental awards schemes.

Whale of a Time Tweats

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

We can Re-Forest the world

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second-best time is now. – African Proverb The problem: 39 million sq km of our planet is degraded, due to intensive agriculture, overgrazing and desertification.

Permaculture reforestation involves planting pioneer trees and covering the soil with mulch, and this will bring moisture back into the ground. And only then can a vast diversity of indigenous species be planted, returning biodiversity and fertility to the area.

WeForest plants many types of indigenous trees, including 10% agro-forestry seedlings around its new forests these directly and quickly benefit the local population. The 90% balance consists of true reforestation seedlings designed to restore the natural environment of the region.

Sustainable forestry, which plays a vital role in ensuring the stability of our planet. Trees support ecosystems, maintain the integrity of our soil and habitats, and provide food, employment, and shelter for local people.

Trees make clouds. Clouds cool the earth. Clouds reflect sunshine back into space, thus cooling the earth. Planting 20 million km2 of forests would create enough clouds to halt global warming in its tracks.

WeForest was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Liao and is a non-profit in both Switzerland and Belgium. It supports projects across the world.
"We don't care who plants the trees as long as they are planted in a sustainable way." www.weforest.org