IT giant NEC is doing its bit to preserve the environment, setting up the Ecotonoha project which aims to cut down on global warming by promoting tree-planting programmes.

Ecotonoha is an online word tree, and visitors are asked to add their virtual signature to it. Each signature represents a virtual leaf, and for every hundred leaves the tree grows NEC will plant a real tree at its afforestation project in South Australia.

NEC plans to plant an area of 300 hectares with eucalyptus and other broadleaf trees every year for the next 10 years. These trees naturally absorb polluting CO2 emissions, and it is estimated that once the afforestation project is complete the trees will soak up one million tonnes of CO2 over 20 years after planting.

For more information and to add your signature to the Ecotonoha project click here.

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