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EARTH DAY, APRIL 22

April 16, 2011

Earth Day 2011 is rapidly approaching and Trees For Life wants to invite you to take an active part in this years celebration on April 22. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylor Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held onApril 22, 1970. The event was inspired by an oil spill off of the Santa Barbara coast and it was Senator Nelson’s intent to inspire an awareness and appreciation for the environment. The event became an international event in 1990 when 141 nations participated. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and each year is celebrated in more than 175 countries.

Trees for Life would like to express our sincerest apprecation to the thousands of volunteers, representating hundreds of schools and organizations, who over the past 30 years have dedicated their time and resources to be our partners in planting millions of trees around the world.

What are you doing for Earth Day? Check us out at Trees for Life. Our site contains a lot of information about how you can become involved. Want to plant a tree? Take a look at our Tree Adventure Kit  or our Moringa Book .

Want to know more about Earth Day – look at the sites below for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EarthDay

http://earthday.enviroling.org/history.html

http://www.ed.gov/blog/2011/04/earth-day

Trees for Life – Moringa Update

November 6, 2010

Research continues to expand the utilization and sustainability of Moringa oleifera as a plant with amazing benefits. Trees for Life reports that in the past month three research publications continue to show the importance and diversity of the plant.   

Biosorption of Ni(II) from aqueous phase by Moringa oleifera bark,  a low cost biosorbent; D. Harikishore Kumar Reddy, D.K. V., et.al., Science Direct .

In the article abstract Moringa oleifera bark (MOB), an agricultural solid waste by-product has been developed into an effective and efficient biosorbent for the removal of Ni(II) from aqua solutions. The biosorbent was characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning election microscopy, elemental analysis and FTIR analyases…. finding of the present study indicates that MOB can be successfully used for separation of Ni(II) aqueous solutions.

Nutritive evaluation and Effect of Moringa oleifera pod on Clastogenic Potential in the Mouse; Promkum C. Kupradinun P, Tuntipopipat S, Butryee C., PubMed.

For centuries Moringa oleifera has been consumed as a vegetable and major ingredient in healthy Thai cuisine. Previous studies have shown that Moringa pod extracts act as bifunctional inducers along with displaying antioxidant properties and also inhibiting skin papillomagenesis. This study was aimed to determine the nutritive value, and clasataogenic and anticlastogenic potentisla of Moringa oleifera pod. The study demonstrated that bMO has no clastogenicity and possesses anticlastogenic potential against clastogens, and particularly a direct-acting  in the mouse.

Foam properties and Detergent Abilities of the Saponins from Camellia oleifera; Yu-Fen Chen , et.al., International Journal of Molecular Science.

The defatted seed meal of Camellia oleifera has been used as a natural detergent and its extract is commercially utilized as a foam-stabilizing emulsifying agent. The goal of this study was to investigate the foam properties and detergent ability of the saponins from defatted seed meal. The results show that the saponins content in the defatted seed meal of C. oleifera is hight than other traditional Chinese medicines.

World Food Day

October 21, 2010

 

Trees for Life Salutes World Food Day

Trees for Life is recognizing World Food Day as we continue to support and promote the increasing impact of the moringa tree for nutritious and healing properties. In the last 25 years we at Trees for Life have been an active supporter of moringa in its world-wide growth. 

The moringa tree is very fast growing.  The leaves, seeds and flowers are edible and nutritious, and they can be used in a variety of forms including a wonderful tea. Amazing facts about moringa are that it contains 2 times the protein of yogurt, 7  times the vitamin C of oranges, 3 times the potassium of bananas, 4 times the vitamin A of carrots and 4 times the calcium of milk.

To learn more about the Moringa Tree and its amazing properties, join us at  Trees for Life.

As a note about World Food Day: WFD  is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness and understanding and to promote year-around action to alleviate hunger. The first WFD was held in 1981 and today in the United States the endeavor is sponsored by 450 national, private, and volunteer organizations.