Echelon Donates partners with Trees for the Future to once again honor Jared Leto
For Immediate Release
December 11, 2013
New York, NY
“The Lady Avengers of the Echelon! A crew of super woman fans making earth a way better place in honor of their fave pop-rock martians.” – MTV ACT
Echelon Donates (ED) is celebrating the Oscar buzz-worthy actor of The Dallas Buyers Club and musician Jared Leto’s 42nd birthday by joining forces with Trees for the Future to plant in trees in the Brazilian rainforest. Not only will this help the counter effects of global warming but also empowers the indigenous people of Brazil with the education of agriculture. The humanitarian efforts of Thirty Seconds to Mars inspired the formation of Echelon Donates and the revitalization of the world’s forests is a cause that is near to Jared’s heart.
The first time ED and Trees for the Future collaborated over 71,000 trees were planted in Haiti to honor Jared’s 40th birthday. It was such a huge success that in true Leto fashion, this year we’re going even bigger with our goal of 100,000 trees to Revive the Rainforest in Brazil! This has been an unbelievable year for Jared as the Echelon’s best-kept secret (his awesomeness) has finally been acknowledged by so many in the film world. With all this attention, we are excited to demonstrate how he inspires the Echelon to come together to do great things.
To donate visit the CrowdRise page Trees For The Future set up for this fundraiser.
All proceeds go directly to Trees for the Future Revive the Rainforest program in Brazil. Just a $10 donation will plant 100 trees and serve as an entry in a raffle to win 1 of 3 prizes.
The deadline to donate is January 1, 2014.
We know that 100,000 trees is ambitious but we also know the Echelon love a challenge and gift-giving! We’re ready to rise again for Jared Leto and revive the rainforest!
About Echelon Donates:
Echelon Donates is a non-profit charitable organization founded by fans – Alicia Zen (US) and Sophie Kat (Greece)** – of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Inspired by the bands message to live your dreams, never give up, respect the environment, your fellow human beings and leave your mark around the world. When Echelon Donates partnered with Timberland’s Yele Vert Project and Trees for the Future, 71,000 trees were planted in Haiti as a birthday gift to Jared Leto.
**Please note: Sophie Kat is no longer a part of Echelon Donates; however, she will always be recognized as a founding member.
About Trees for the Future:
In the early 1970s, Dave and Grace Deppner served as volunteers in the Philippines, where they witnessed the human tragedy brought on by illegal logging and unsustainable land management systems. Working with community leaders in nearby villages, the Deppners found a way to offer hope. They revitalized degraded lands by providing farmers with tree seed, technical training, and on-site planning assistance. People responded enthusiastically, joining in to save their homes and way of life.
After returning from their overseas assignments they continued what they had started, communicating by mail with rural community leaders, providing information, seeds, and training materials. After many years of informal operations, Trees for the Future (‘TREES’) was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) public charity in Maryland on August 14, 1989. Over the years TREES has assisted thousands of communities in planting millions of trees in 19 countries including Ghana, which have restored life to land that was previously degraded or abandoned.