Starting November 1, 2019, Virtual Sheet Music has committed to helping the environment by planting a tree for each new Member who joins our Membership sheet music program. On November 21, 2019, we also started asking for $1 donations on orders of $10 or more, so that we can plant a tree for those orders as well. And more will come.
How does this all work? Well, we have partnered with OneTreePlanted.org, the leading worldwide organization in reforestation and restoration of Earth's natural ecosystems. Every time there is a new Member on Virtual Sheet Music, a tree is planted where trees are needed the most. That includes the Amazon rain forest and the delicate ecosystems of Indonesia, India, and Australia. They also have special programs that restore natural forests in turmoiled regions of Africa and South America, as well as often overlooked natural park areas in North America.
What makes OneTreePlanted.org unique is its planting policy. They don't just randomly plant any tree around the globe. They are focused on restoring the natural forests and their related ecosystems by planting the right trees in the right spots where they are most needed. They are also committed to the long-term goal of preserving whatever they sow, making sure that the trees don't get destroyed or chopped down later on. Every planted tree is guaranteed survival for years to come. Restored ecosystems not only help to restore nature and preserve its biodiversity, which we all depend upon, but they also help indigenous populations improve their lives and guarantee a better future for them.
Our commitment is to plant a minimum of 20,000 trees a year, and you can help us by simply joining our Membership sheet music program, or even just by spreading the word about it. Hopefully, more people will start doing the same, as well as more businesses like us. We need more people to act. Funding the right causes and the right organizations is the first step to guaranteeing long-term life on our planet. Without life, there would be no humans, and without humans, there would be no music, either. Let's keep both nature and music alive!
Rest assured: this is just a start, and more will come. We plan to increase these kinds of donations in the years to come, and we welcome you to join us in this exciting and positive journey. But for now, this is our first, small contribution to improve life on Earth, tackle climate change, and ensure a better future for everyone.