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Thanks to you, The Canopy Project has improved thousands of lives by planting trees in impoverished communities around the world.
But our work is not done yet.
Fall is planting season, and with your help, we can advance closer to our goal of planting 10 million trees over 5 years. Together, we can make this happen.
Let’s keep the momentum going. Make a contribution today! You can better the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.
You can help the farmer in Uganda, who thanked us for planting trees to fence his land, saving his small farm from erosion, and asked if we could provide more trees to help feed his goats.
You can help the women and girls of Ethiopia, where deforestation forces them farther and farther from their homes to collect wood for fuel, often keeping the girls from attending school.
And you can help the villager in Haiti still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Just a small contribution can strengthen these lives and improve communities. Every dollar you give helps us to plant another tree.
Donate today to help the people who need it the most.
Thank you for your support.
-The Earth Day Network Team
|I just wanted to let you know that we are $4,500 dollars away from our goal! As Earth Day Network’s tree planting program coordinator I routinely hear stories of thanks and gratitude from the men, women, and children who are impacted by our plantings. Recently, I was told by Henry Kunduba, a farmer from Uganda, that the trees EDN helped him plant has already improved his crop yields – “I’m happy to have planted Calliandra trees as a fence on my land. I also use them to feed my goats. I need more Calliandra so that I can plant on all my land.” Through your support, we can continue to help people like Henry improve their livelihoods and provide for their families.
We have some good news! An anonymous donor has pledged $15,000 to help us plant trees IF we can match that gift with another $15,000! Please help us reach that goal. Here’s what your donation will do right now:
In Haiti: In the aftermath of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck in 2010, Haiti has worked hard to rebuild and has made significant strides in agriculture, education and economic growth, but there’s much more work to be done. Erosion and a dependence on wood for cooking and heating have devastated the country’s tree canopy. Less than 2% of Haiti’s original forests remain, and most of its people are desperately poor.
Earth Day Network works with local partners to integrate tree planting with farming and community training. Fruit trees and fast-growing plants provide food and biofuel, harvested through sustainable agroforestry practices. Each dollar donated helps Haiti feed its people.
In Senegal: Since 1990, Senegal has lost over 675,000 hectares of pristine primary forest, the equivalent of cutting down a forest the size of Delaware. Each year more and more trees are cut to fuel timber and biofuel industries. As a result, Senegal’s soil has been destabilized and its thousands of species of flora and fauna are being threatened.
By planting trees, The Canopy Project helps restore Senegal’s tree canopy, providing habitats for threatened animals, and fruits used to produce sustainable electricity to run homes, produce goods, and improve family livelihoods.
But we need your help now! The tree planting season in Senegal must coincide with the short rainy season of July through September. Each dollar donated helps preserve biodiversity and adds trees in the most needy villages and farms of Senegal.
Time is short and there is much work to be done. Please help us reach our goal today!
— The Earth Day Network Team
The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, March 11, 2013.
- Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
- Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following:
- There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees on the nominations. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be up to 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the Taranto and Gordon nominations. It is possible the Gordon nomination is confirmed by voice vote.
- We also hope to begin consideration of H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill received from the House.
5:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #9 Richard Gary Taranto, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit
1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9 Richard Gary Taranto, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Confirmed: 91-0
Discharged the Environment and Public Works Committee and Passed S.166, A bill to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.”
Adopted H.Con.Res.14, permitting the use of the Rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.
Adopted H.Con.Res.20, permitting the use of the Rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Adopted S.Res.12, A resolution recognizing the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives in that earthquake, and expressing continued solidarity with the people of Haiti with a committee-reported amendment to the resolution and a committee-reported amendment to the preamble.
Adopted S.Res.74, Supporting the goals of International Women’s Day.
Completed the Rule 14 process of S.505, to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States. (Cruz)
Confirmed Executive Calendar #17 Andrew Patrick Gordon, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada by voice vote.
Last Floor Action: 3/11/13
10:03:30 A.M. – The Speaker announced
that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next
meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 12, 2013.
|10:00:00 A.M.||The House convened, starting a new legislative day.|
|10:00:49 A.M.||The Speaker designated the Honorable Frank R. Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.|
|10:00:58 A.M.||Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Michael Wilker, Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC.|
|10:02:30 A.M.||The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.|
|10:02:36 A.M.||PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.|
|10:03:00 A.M.||The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 7, 2013 at 5:24 p.m.: Appointments to the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.|
|10:03:20 A.M.||The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 7, 2013 at 2:28 p.m.: that Ms. Roberta Johnson of Iowa, and Mr. Norm Bedford of Nevada were appointed to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.|
|10:03:30 A.M.||The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 12, 2013.|