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Throw a party, plant trees -- for a Green World!

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On Sunday night, at a super chic downtown sushi bar, Soulicious, a group of burning man afficionados organized on Tribe, threw an amazing party for the Green World Campaign to help reforest Ethiopia.

Incidentally, the art theme for burning man this year is "Green Man" -- more on that another time.

Here's what the organizers wrote on the invitation on Tribe:

THE PROJECT: Through fundraising and our incredible ability to manifest all intention, SOULICIOUS is raising money to grow a forest in Ethiopia. By planting over 400,000 trees, we will become the first carbon-neutral Burning Man camp in the history of the event. We not only intend to remain carbon-neutral for many years to come, but also to inspire other groups to offset their own carbon greenhouse gas emissions.

The Green World campaign is amazing. Mission: People plant trees, everywhere. Not too different than our local favorites Tree People, whose work has been leading the pack for decades. Green World is doing it with a global focus by replanting trees in villages in areas of desertification and clearcuts -- always involving local people.

The best way to learn is to simply watch the 2-minute video on Green World's site. If you liked that, check out this slighly longer, but very inspirational video.

At only 10 cents per tree, if you raise $1,000 for planting trees, then you can plant 10,000 trees -- a small forest. In a generation, 10,000 trees can totally transform the experience of a rural town or village.

I like the program: Throw parties, raise money to plant forests, and restore ecosystems so plants, people and animals are happy.

As an investment advisor, I like those returns!