‘LOVE YOU A TONNE’: A New Way to Say I Love You This Valentine’s Day

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‘LOVE YOU A TONNE’: A New Way to Say I Love You This Valentine’s Day

Spread the Love – The Planet Will Love You for It!
Do a tonne of good this Valentine's Day!
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This #ValentinesDay, tell someone you love them a tonne with a #StandforTrees certificate http://3bl.me/2hcmtx
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:30am

CAMPAIGN: 'Love you a Tonne"

CONTENT: Press Release

San Francisco, February 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ ­­– People who care about the air they breathe and the world they leave their children now have a brand new way to express their love this Valentine’s Day – by purchasing a Stand For Trees Certificate in the name of someone they love. (They go perfectly with flowers and chocolate!)

Stand For Trees enables individuals and organizations to stand together to protect tropical forests in a variety of exciting ways  – including through saying “Love You A Tonne” by giving a Stand For Trees Certificate on Valentine’s Day.  Each $10 Stand For Trees Certificate does a “tonne of good” by preventing a metric tonne (2,240 pounds) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere by stopping the destruction of endangered tropical forests.  

Please help us spread the love – and protect these forests – by mentioning the campaign on your web site or blog and spreading it through your social media channels.  The planet will love you for it!

Stand For Trees Certificates are now available at StandForTrees.org.

By trapping carbon, these magnificent tropical forests help curb climate change and produce the air we all depend on.  They also provide wildlife habitat and a more sustainable future for the people who live among tropical forests; more than 90% of those who live on less than $1 per day depend on such forests for their livelihoods.

Stand For Trees represents a first-of-its kind consumer campaign that uses the power of social media and crowd funding to enable everyone to take real and effective action to prevent deforestation and curb climate change. The campaign comes at a time when we are currently losing a forest area the size of New York City every 48 hours. At this rate, there could be no tropical forests left on Earth by the end of this century, a scenario that could have profoundly negative impacts on the climate system and life on Earth.

“While corporations have offset with REDD+ carbon credits for years, until now everyday people had no convenient way to join the movement. With Stand For Trees, they do,” said Karin Burns, executive director of Code REDD.  “Buying Stand For Trees Certificates offers a responsible way to address our greenhouse gas emissions because they prevent deforestation and help forest communities develop more sustainable livelihoods.” 

Each Stand For Trees Certificate is a high-quality, REDD+ verified carbon credit that meets rigorous standards set by the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance, a partnership of leading NGOs that includes CARE, The Nature Conservancy, and Rainforest Alliance. The Certificates are registered on the world’s largest environmental registry services provider, Markit, and meet Code REDD’s peer-reviewed international Code of Conduct.

Proceeds from the sale of the Certificates help communities protect specific endangered forests and wildlife habitats while supporting local projects such as building and staffing schools, digging clean-water wells, and installing clean-burning cook stoves. 

The Stand For Trees campaign is administered by Code REDD and was made possible by seed funding from USAID Colombia’s Bio-REDD program.

More information about Code REDD and its campaign to prevent deforestation can be found at www.StandForTrees.org


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Gina Angiolillo

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Citizen Public Relations

Lance Ignon



Judit Langh



Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Carbon Footprint | Climate Change / Global Warming | Conservation | Media & Communications | Social Media | Sustainable Solutions | Technology | Valentine's Day | forests | green living

CAMPAIGN: 'Love you a Tonne"

CONTENT: Press Release