This November 7, Chile’s groundbreaking Reforestemos Patagonia campaign will continue its track record of pushing the boundaries of international altruism with a live online auction that hopes to raise at least 50 million Chilean pesos, over US$100,000.
The target would translate to 25,000 new trees for Chilean Patagonia.
Lasting over six hours, between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Reforestón initiative will auction experiences – including a luxury trip for two to Chilean Patagonia – and objects, donated by people and businesses from around the world.
Reforestemos Patagonia is accepting donations until October 26. If you are interested in donating something, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other prizes already confirmed include a meeting with Residente – vocalist of the hugely popular alternative rap and reggaeton group, Calle 13 – an etching by Chilean artist Samy Benmayor, and a paragliding flight with TV star Sebastián Roca.
The Reforestón initiative is the latest in a string of high profile events – such as the Patagonia International Marathon – that have caught the attention of leading non-profit organizations, as well as garnered the support of individuals and businesses around the world.
The public-private campaign, which was formed in the aftermath of forest fires in the iconic Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in December last year, hopes to replant 1 million trees in Chilean Patagonia.
The campaign offers people the chance to buy their own tree in Patagonia, for just US$4, then sends them an electronic certificate and a link to Google Maps with the geographic location of the tree.
The trees are native, predominantly Lengas, Ñirres and Coigües, and the focus areas are the Torres del Paine and Laguna San Rafael national parks, as well as the Lago Carlota and Cerro Castillo nature reserves.
To date, Reforestemos Patagonia has planted more than 115,000 trees since it kicked off in May this year.
For more information head to the official website.