RETREET BLOG

RETREET is a kaleidoscopic group of bicycle and tree enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds, and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities whose trees have been lost to natural disaster.


 
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An unlikely idea has been bouncing around for almost four decades: retrofitting unused C-130 military planes to drop trees at a rate of 900,000 per day. Think that's a crazy concept? Consider this: about 2,500 of these planes are collecting rust in 70 countries around the world and most of them are setup to drop land mines. The switch would be fairly simple and the results would be stunning: billions of new trees.

World Bicycle Relief is an amazing organization that changes lives in developing nations across Africa by providing quality, durable bicycles that open up educational, healthcare, and economic opportunities to those who need them most. Learn about their important work.

Finally, it's not all bad news regarding the effects of climate change on giant sequoias, the largest, and some of the oldest, trees on our planet. As it turns out, the trees are doing what they've always done: surviving. In order to do that, they downsize. Read more about this fascinating transition in the article below.  

MILITARY PLANES COULD DROP TREES NOT BOMBS (idea)

MILITARY PLANES COULD DROP TREES NOT BOMBS (idea)

WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF (cause)

WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF (cause)

GIANT SEQUOIA SURPRISE (article)

GIANT SEQUOIA SURPRISE (article)