Give Gibbon XOEarth Awards to eco friends and others to thank them for their past or pledged environmental actions.
Lovers of our Earth’s biosphere are invited to copy and share, or print and give, these Gibbon XOEarth Awards that have been dedicated to:
+ The Gibbon [all species endangered or threatened with extinction]
+ Climate Reality Project
+ Ricardo Salvador – Union Of Concerned Scientists [UCSUSA] Food and Environment Program
+ James Hansen – NASA Climate Scientist, Activist
+ Heather Mills – Vegan, Ski Racer, VBites, Climate Activist
+ May Boeve – 350.org Awesome Executive Director
+ Natalie Portman – Vegan, Eating Animals movie producer, Climate Change Activist
Gibbons are social animals. Gibbons are also pair-bonding, maintaining the same mate for life, unlike most of the great apes. However, Palombit and others have found that gibbons might be socially monogamous, with occasional “divorce”, but not sexually monogamous.
The Gibbons’ calls, which can often be heard for distances up to 1 km (0.6 mi), consists of a duet between a mated pair, with their young sometimes joining in. In most species, males and some females sing solos to attract mates, as well as advertise their territories. The song can be used to identify not only which species of gibbon and the area from which it comes.
Gibbons are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, nonflying mammals.
They are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances up to 15 m (50 ft), at speeds as high as 55 km/h (34 mph). The gibbons’ ball-and-socket joints allow them unmatched speed and accuracy when swinging through trees. Nonetheless, their mode of transportation can lead to hazards when a branch breaks or a hand slips, and researchers estimate that the majority of gibbons suffer bone fractures one or more times during their lifetimes.
Also called the smaller apes or lesser apes, gibbons differ from great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and humans) in being smaller, exhibiting low sexual dimorphism, and not making nests.
In certain anatomical details, they superficially more closely resemble monkeys than great apes do, but like all apes, gibbons are tailless.
In recognition of the Carbonfund.org‘s crucial carbon offset projects that are helping save our biosphere’s climate, we are honored to dedicate these Gibbon XOEarth Awards to the Carbonfund.org.
As Carbonfund.org says, “Carbon offsets represent the reduction of CO2 in one location, like a renewable energy or reforestation project, to offset the CO2 produced in another location, like your home or office.”
In our opinion, currently, they may be the best at getting some of the most important carbon offset project’s funded and completed.
We love the Carbonfund.orgmotto, “REDUCE WHAT YOU CAN, OFFSET WHAT YOU CAN’T.”
Again, as Carbonfund.org says:
“Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through:
• Climate change education
• Carbon offsets and reductions
• Public outreach
We [Carbonfund.org] encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint.
Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.”
We super love that they say:
“What we do to help protect the environment is for a common good, not for private gain. When Carbonfund.org purchases and retires CO2, the benefits accrue to our planet, not just an individual. Carbonfund.org is not seeking to profit from our activities. We are here to reduce the threat of climate change and pass on a cleaner environment to our children.”
“All Carbonfund.org offset projects are verified by a third party to the highest certification standards. This sort of review, coupled with an annual third-party audit of our finances and portfolio, ensure that our donors are supporting only high-quality carbon offset projects making real carbon emission reductions.”
So, please invest in Carbonfund.org‘s excellent carbon offsetting projects that are helping stop a climatic chaos that is threatening Earth’s life support system and its inhabitants.
For all the life, Stele Ely
XOEarth Award Printing Tips::
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There are two kinds of XOEarth Awards – Fast and Slow. Slow XOEarth Awards have a place to write the name of the person being honored, the eco action they have taken, and the name of the presenter. Fast XOEarth Awards don’t need to be filled out.
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