Forests are basis of water catchments in Kenya. Their destruction increases pressure on a population grappling with hunger and water shortage and power shortage. Forests are important for protecting ecological diversity, regulating climate patterns and acting as carbon sinks. According to Nobelist Wangari Maathai 20 percent of global warming emissions may be due to deforestation.
In November of 2012 The Standard newspaper released an article stating that “A joint report released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Kenya Forest Services says high cases of urbanization, poverty, and poor implementation of forest laws have been blamed on de forestation denying the economy billions of shillings. It is estimated that as a result of de forestation, the country lost Sh5.8 billion in 2010 down from Sh6.6 billion reported in 2009.”
Adopt an Autism Tree Project is an initiative of Autism Support Center (Kenya) that seeks to involve persons with autism and other developmental disabilities in activities that promote environmental conservation while raising money to provide them with therapy, specialized education and other important services. This project is being implemented at a time when the world is looking for solutions to forest degradation, deforestation and how to cope with the negative effects of climate Change. Persons with autism and other developmental disabilities are determined to engage in activities that promote a greener planet. We seek out organizations, businesses, institutions and individuals interested in going green to adopt an Autism Tree and help a child with autism access important educational and therapeutic services.
We are encouraging all of our friends and followers to please adopt as many autism trees as you can. We are cutting the price of adoption in half. It is our goal to have planted at least 1,000 autism trees by the end of 2014. Help us reach this goal!
ADOPT AN AUTISM TREE OPTIONS
Kshs. 50,000 (U$580) for 100 indigenous trees
NGOs, other organizations, middle level businesses Adoption
Kshs. 10,000 (U$120) for 20 indigenous trees
Institutions, Small Businesses, Estate Adoption
Kshs. 5, 000 (U$60) for 10 indigenous trees and flowers
Families and Individuals Adoption
Kshs. 1,000 (U$12) for 4 Indigenous trees
Friends of Autism Support Center (Kenya) Adoption
Kshs. 500 (U$6) for 2 trees