Until the end of the year Stop Junk Mail will be raising money for the ObserverTree; a platform high up in a Eucalyptus tree in the heart of an old-growth forest in Tasmania. The forest was to be protected by the Tasmanian Government but, as it goes, the island state's politicians are reluctant to stand up to a major logging company eager to turn the forest into a mono-culture tree plantation (and sell the wood as an 'eco product').
The tree is being squatted by Miranda Gibson. Via her blog (observertree.org) she writes about the forest; about what's it like to live in a tree; and about how both politicians and businesses are unwilling to protect the last remaining ancient forests. This December she'll have lived in the ObserverTree for a year.
A short blab about Stop Junk Mail Causes
The idea behind 'Causes' is simple: 10% of the revenue from sales via the Stop Junk Mail website is donated to a good cause. Money is raised for a cause for three or four months. The ObserverTree is the fifth cause.