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Joy Saunders

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My story

[lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt]Paris is hosting the UN climate change talks this year and I was meant to be cycling the 240 miles in the bitter winter cold to attend the event. BUT I hurt my ankle badly and so cannot do it. Instead my friend Wendy[span=font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;], the CEO of The Converging World is cycling.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt]She’s raising money for an inspiring project that is contributing to the reforestation of an area of Southern India near Pondicherry. It had been severely deforested for its valuable wood by early colonists, leaving behind a severely eroded landscape, with diminished watershed and soil, completely unable to support life. [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt]For the last 40 years a team in Auroville have been working to restore this landscape with some inspiring results. They have turned the dusty barren land into a vibrant forest of trees and shrubs and re-introduced native fauna. They have also created a nursery and ethno-medicinal garden to support local livelihoods and healthy communities. [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt]Not to mention the fact that all the trees contribute to taking carbon out of the atmosphere! [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt]The work is inspiring but ongoing and the project is raising funds to continue the amazing effort.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt]To support Wendy and also raise money for the reforestation project, I’ll be part of a relay team at The Converging World that will be covering the 240-mile distance in one day![/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12.96px; line-height: 15.552px;"[gt][b]...Please will you sponsor me and all money will go to reforestation. For every £1 we can plant another tree.[/b][/p]

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Nov 24, 2015

Val Saunders

Rooting for you Wendy, on behalf of Joy!

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