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Oct 15 2007

Armenia Tree Project (Blog Action Day Today)

Since today is Blog Action Day, I am posting about the Armenia Tree Project and how it impacts the environment.

The Armenia Tree Project was established in 1994 by Carolyn Mugar to promote Armenia’s socioeconomic development through reforestation. Carolyn Mugar is a part of the Mugar Family of Boston who have been voted number 6 on the top 50 most influential families in Boston (Star Market and Mugar Omni Theater). The reason that Carolyn Mugar founded the ATP is due to the fact that her family is from Armenian decent. They shortened their last name from Mugardichian to Mugar when they arrived.

The Tree Project has its main offices in Watertown, Mass and Yerevan, Armenia. In 2006, ATP planted around 720,000 trees which brought their grand total to 1,500,000 which is one for every victim of the Armenian Genocide. From those trees 240,000 pounds of apricots, apples, peaches, plums, and cherries for the benefit of local communities. I don’t know what it is about the soil, but I have never tasted fruits as good as the fruit from Armenia.

If you would like to donate to the ATP, you can help save Armenia’s forests. Single Tree – $20.00, Cluster of Trees – $80.00, Grove of Trees – $160.00, Arbor of Trees – $700.00, Woodland of Trees – $2000.00, Forest of Trees – $5000.00

The following are front and back postcards that I got while I was in Yerevan at the Armenia Tree Project.
Armenian Tree Project 1 Front

Armenian Tree Project 1 Back

Armenian Tree Project 2 Front

Armenian Tree Project 2 Back

Armenian Tree Project 3 Front

Armenian Tree Project 3 Back

Armenian Tree Project 4 Front

Armenian Tree Project 4 Back

Armenian Tree Project 5 Front

Armenian Tree Project 5 Back

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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