Trees are very important as they play a very crucial role in the environment. It is therefore important to secure the future of threatened trees as they are in danger of extinction unless urgent action to save them is taken. Trees are natural resources which provide many benefits to human beings like firewood, shelter, clean air and many more. This campaign for tree renting is as a result of the survey done and identified a need for tree conservation as the status of tree protection identified being quite low (Walpole, 2003). This paper, therefore, tries to explain a plan on how to start and implement a campaign strategy for tree renting policy.
First, the campaign for tree renting policy should start by organizations working closely with the national government and the state by making them aware of the importance of conserving natural resources and bring about economic development. Organizations should enlighten the government of the many valuable benefits provided by trees like the income from tourists and medicines (Walpole, 2003). Nevertheless, they should as well make them aware of the many negative outcomes from depleting trees like global warming from reduced air purification which can, in turn, lead to diseases like cancer, climate changes, and droughts.
Once the government has been convinced of the great importance of conserving the environment especially trees, they can work in collaboration with organizations to instill the policy of renting air for planting trees. The national government will be a good tool for communicating to all individuals by setting up policies that will be followed by everyone and lead to conservation of the environment. The government can start by setting up a policy of all income receiving individuals protecting indigenous trees which in return will provide them with tax benefits as their tax charges will reduce (Schneider, 2010). This percentage of reduced tax will go to renting other trees and a good environment where they can be planted and well maintained. This collaboration between the government and individuals will revive the spirit of protecting trees and make it their daily activity.
The other step of marketing the strategy for tree renting is involving corporations that take part in trees conservation as a way of giving back to society. The Government can work together with these corporations and other willing individuals to provide funds that will ensure that this tree renting policy is well established to remain firm even later in the future (Walpole, 2003). These corporations and individuals can also donate unused land to be used for planting the trees with a greater picture in mind of the many benefits that will accrue in future. The working together of the government, corporations, and individuals willing to freely give their resources to implement the tree renting policy will be a strong basis to start.
Finally, after this policy has been implemented and the spirit is well spread to all stakeholders including the government, organizations, private corporations, and all individuals, the remaining part will be to evaluate the outcome of the new environment after all this effort has been put in place. The policy of conserving the environment will be clear to everyone from the many benefits they will be receiving (Schneider, 2010). This will also motivate them to teach their children of the common spirit of conserving the environment, and they will grow knowing the benefits of protecting trees and the dangers of depleting trees from the environment. By following all these steps then the campaign for tree renting policy will be well implemented and made aware to all individuals.
Conclusively, it has been identified that working closely with the government is a good step for starting the campaign for tree renting policy. The government should be made aware of the benefits of planting trees and the harm that might come by depleting trees and set policy of protecting indigenous trees (Oldfield, 2005). After individuals have accepted the strategy of conserving the environment, the organizations together with the government should use tax benefits to rent trees to individuals who will plant them and maintain them. Finally, involving corporations and individuals that conserve trees and provide funds to give back to the society can be a good strategy.
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