Trees For Tibet


The Himalayan Institute is excited to announce the official launch of the new Trees For Tibet project. Our goal is to plant 100,000 pongamia trees in the Tibetan refugee settlements by the end of 2012. That’s two years to raise enough funds to provide one tree for every refugee living in the settlements in India.

This is a lofty goal, but we believe it can be achieved through massive community participation. We encourage all blog readers, HI family, friends, and community members to get involved! Visit to see how planting 100,000 pongamia trees will make a difference for the settlement communities and how you can participate. It only takes $5 to plant a tree—and every tree makes a difference!

Contribute, donate a yoga class, plant a tree to honor a loved one or offset your car’s emissions, host a party to spread the word and raise funds, or find an event scheduled in your area—the power to make our vision come true is in your hands. By planting trees, we can help revitalize marginalized land, put economic and social autonomy into the hands of Tibetan farmers, and contribute to the preservation of a vibrant spiritual culture.

We hope you’ll join the effort and spread the word!

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