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Trump Forest Launches in New Zealand

Trump Forest Launches in New Zealand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 29 March 2017

New Zealand and global businesses are being urged to contribute to a worldwide forest in honour of one of the world’s biggest idiots, US President Trump.

Trump Forest is a global initiative designed to combat climate change. It launches today in New Zealand with 1,000 native trees pledged by cap company Offcut.

The trees will be planted on Christchurch’s Port Hills to help regenerate wildlife following devastating fires earlier this year.

Trump Forest launches as President Trump bends over to the fossil fuel industry with moves to dismantle the Clean Power Plan.

This move is despite scientists warning that humans cannot continue burning coal for a chance in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

“The world’s most powerful man doesn’t believe in science, and that should be concerning to everyone around the globe,” Offcut founder Adrien Taylor says.

“As the planet heats up towards critical tipping points, we simply can’t afford his ignorance.

“Only a small percentage of the world voted this idiot in, but we will all have to deal with his stupidity when wildfires, tropical storms, droughts, rising seas, and increased temperatures make life more uncomfortable for all - and impossible for many - of us living on this planet.”

“We know Trump likes his things: Trump Tower, Trump Golf, Trump Vodka and so on. We thought he might like Trump Forest too.”

Trump has famously called climate change a Chinese “hoax” designed to cripple the US economy and has long advocated for inaction in dealing with what the World Health Organisation unequivocally calls the greatest threat to human health this century.

Climate change has repeatedly been identified as a major global security risk by Trump’s own military.

“Don’s putting financial gain above the safety and welfare of people in the US and around the world,” Taylor says.

“It makes me so angry. We at Offcut felt like we had to do something about it; at least so we can one day look our grandchildren in the eyes and tell them we tried to do something about Don’s extremely dangerous incompetence.”

“But we can’t do it alone. We need the help of other businesses and individuals around the world to pledge trees for Trump Forest. Plant trees locally; it’s a win-win for everyone.

"This is just the beginning. We have plenty more planned to combat Trump's ignorance with trees... more soon."

Businesses interested in joining the pledge to fund tree plantings, or who want to find out more, should go to TrumpForest.com.

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