In light of the majority of EXO member's decisions to no longer receive birthday gifts, EXO-L from EXOcord & /r/EXO have teamed up to create a Birthday Project for each EXO member that will benefit more than just the KPOP community. Going forward, for each member's birthday we will be collecting donations for a different charity of choice voted by our discord & reddit members to than donate in each of the EXO member's name for their birthday. So far this year we have donated over $1000 to several charities in EXO Member's names including the World Wildlife Fund and Make a Wish Foundation.
Chen's birthday is coming up on September 21st, and we are hoping to donate as many tree's as we can in his name as a birthday gift! For every $1 that we raise, 1 tree will be planted.
We have chosen to donate our trees to Brazil! When making your donation, please select Brazil!
LEARN ABOUT BRAZIL'S NEED FOR TREES
The Atlantic Forest, also known as Mata Atlantica, once covered 130 million hectares across Brazil. Now, this tropical rainforest ecosystem is home to 70% of the country’s population. Centuries of deforestation for timber, sugar cane, coffee, cattle ranching, and urban sprawl have reduced the size of the forest by over 90%. Although the water supply for Brazil’s two most populous cities (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) comes from this forest, there is a lack of public policies and resources to protect it.
Planting trees here will help recover this endangered forest ecosystem and protect Brazil’s fresh water supply. Our amazing partners focus on degraded areas in Bananal, São Paulo, planting native trees in partnership with landowners and community volunteers. A key goal is the rehabilitation of springs and riparian vegetation, ensuring a healthy habitat for hundreds of threatened plant and animal species. The project also involves environmental education programs for local school kids.
Tree Species: Our partners have studied and selected around 80 different pioneer native species to plant. These have been locally and ecologically adapted for the rehabilitation of a previously degraded ecosystem. Some of these species include Psidium, Pouteria and Soursop.
You can learn more by clicking here!
LEARN ABOUT ONE TREE PLANTED:
One Tree Planted is a non-profit focused on global reforestation. They work with amazing partners around the world who need financial support to get more trees in the ground.
Help plant trees across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia, in areas that have been devastated by natural disasters, damaged by insects and diseases, or over-exploited for commercial gain.
Every dollar donated plants one tree!