Environment Posters

HanPP compared with NPP - regions and countries where HANPP exceeds NPP circled and listed. Map: earthobservatory.nasa (circle and countires added by your truly).

HANPP compared with NPP – regions and countries where HANPP exceeds NPP circled and listed. Map: earthobservatory.nasa (circles and named countries added).

Downloadable Environment Posters (or Reforestation Posters).

Free environmental posters, maps and charts to download and print, photocopy and share. This is hopefully just a start – page under construction with more downloadable environment posters and reforestation posters to come soon.

The backgrounds with blank space are for making your own posters, (e.g. to advertise a tree planting day) or they can be photocopied and used to write letters (e.g. job applications).

These are free for you to use… please help yourself.

See also the “Environment Quotes” page.

Plant trees

Plant trees. Reforestation.me.

“Plant Trees” free printable environment poster.

Feb 2017 – some new elephant herd poster backgrounds further down the page.

Posters and backgrounds to make your own posters.

These are free for you to download, print, photocopy, to make your own posters, or for letters, and to share with others. Some of the backgrounds (where a large open space is left for text) would also work well for letters, for example, for a covering letter for a job application that pertains to the environment (it would stand out as different). Also, they could be used for a resume, or perhaps just the front page of a resume.

Forests poster. Mt Whitfield National Park, Cairns, Australia. Photo and digital artwork by David Clode.

Nature poster by David Clode.. Mt Whitfield, Mt Whitfield National Park, Cairns, Australia. Photo and digital artwork by David Clode.

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Suburbia poster by David Clode.

Suburbia poster by David Clode.

Unfortunately, this poster above will only print to about half A4 size (the poster is made from a very small section of a larger photo, taken from about a kilometre or more away, with a 600 mm lens).

The Activist poster by David Clode.

The Activist poster by David Clode.

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Forests poster by David Clode.

Forests poster by David Clode.

Reforestation poster by David Clode.

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Feb 2017 – new elephant herd backgrounds:

Elephant herd background (colour). From a painting by David Clode.

Elephant herd poster or letter background (colour). From a painting by David Clode.

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Elephant herd background (black and white). From a painting by David Clode.

Elephant herd background (black and white). From a painting by David Clode.

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Elephant herd background (sepia version). From a painting by David Clode.

Elephant herd background (sepia version). From a painting by David Clode.

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Poster background. Gustavia superba flower. Photo: David Clode.

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All things bright and beautiful. Poster by David Clode.

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Sun Conure Poster background.

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All things bright and beautiful poster. David Clode.

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All things bright and beautiful poster. Cairns Birdwing butterfly. Poster by David Clode.

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Forest poster background by David Clode.

Forest poster background by David Clode. Space for writing at the top.

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Forests poster background by David Clode.

Misty rain forest poster or letter background by David Clode.

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Misty Tree. Photo: David Clode.

Misty Tree. Photo: David Clode.

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Misty tree background by David Clode.

Misty tree background by David Clode.

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Forest poster background by David Clode.

Forest poster background by David Clode.

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Forest poster background by David Clode.

Forest poster background by David Clode.

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Forest poster background by David Clode.

Misty rain forest poster or letter background. Photo and computer artwork by David Clode.

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Two books poster by David Clode.

Two books poster by David Clode.

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The best time to plant a tree. Background paper: Cumberland "Jungle Design".

The best time to plant a tree. Background paper: Cumberland “Jungle Design”.

“When is the best time to plant a tree?” Free downloadable environment poster.

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"When is the best time to plant a tree?"

“When is the best time to plant a tree?” Reforestation.me.

“When is the best time to plant a tree?” Free printable reforestation poster.

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When is the best time to plant a tree?

When is the best time to plant a tree?

Reforestation poster.

Benefits of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration.

Benefits of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration – more trees with a flow on of beneficial effects.

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration poster.

Agriculture - Thomas Jefferson quote poster.

Agriculture – Thomas Jefferson quote poster.

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Poster: African Wildlife Foundation. Found on Pinterest.

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Net Primary Productivity (NPP) compared with Human Appropriation of NPP (HANPP) maps and charts

NPP. Map: earthobservatory.nasa.

Net Primary Productivity. Map: earthobservatory.nasa.

A map giving an indication of Net Primary Productivity, with the darkest green showing the greatest productivity. Clearly the tropical/equatorial rain forests do much of the work and are productive year round, while the extensive forests of Russia and other parts of the Northern hemisphere are only productive for about half the year (for more maps and a fuller picture with different years and different times of the year, see the web site earthobservatory.nasa).

Npp compared with HANPP. Map: earthobservatory.nasa.

HANPP. Magenta and orange areas are the worst. Map: earthobservatory.nasa.

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Human appropriated net primary productivity and net primary productivity. Areas in red and yellow are where human use exceeds net primary productivity.

Human Appropriated Net Primary Productivity and Net Primary Productivity. Areas in yellow and especially red are where human use exceeds productivity.

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HanPP compared with NPP - regions and countries where HANPP exceeds NPP circled and listed. Map: earthobservatory.nasa (circle and countires added by your truly).

HANPP compared with NPP – regions and countries where HANPP exceeds NPP circled and listed. The biggest problem areas are yellow and especially red, and much less so in developed Western nations. Map: earthobservatory.nasa (circles and countries added).

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Cropped view of regions where HANPP exceeds NPP.

Cropped view of worst affected regions where HANPP exceeds NPP.

(For Australians – note that Australia has no case to answer, and sequesters more carbon than it emits, and so there is no dire need to reduce emissions, and if anything, Pakistan, India, and China should be making compensation payments to us. On the topic of per capita emissions, where we are constantly told how bad we are, Qataris produce almost three times as much as Australians, but you never hear a hue and cry about that).

Net Primary Productivity is measured in grams of carbon produced per year, and could be viewed simply as what plants produce, while Human Appropriation of NPP, as what humans use (which of course results in a closely correlated amount of carbon dioxide emissions). Thus, yellow and especially red areas, are places where humans are using more than plants produce, which is like spending more money than you earn, and is clearly not sustainable. The results include:

abject poverty and desertification in most of the Sahel, and in parts of India and China,

disastrous environmental degradation and high carbon dioxide emissions in China and India,

and deforestation in Java and other parts of SE Asia.

Also, in some of the red and yellow areas, it is actually worse than the maps show, because the system is propped up with imports, e.g. timber, which simply exports the problem of environmental degradation to other regions.

While Western Nations have been the main emitters of carbon dioxide during times of industrialisation in the past (however this legacy will likely be matched by the developing world in about 14 years time), it can be seen that today this is largely or entirely offset by plant growth/productivity, while the present day problems of HANPP exceeding NPP are for the most part in the developing nations or regions of China, India/Pakistan, SE Asia, and the Sahel.

A few possible quick fix solutions:

a massive attempt to relieve poverty and stem desertification (with reforestation such as the present attempt to create a green belt (the Great Green Wall initiative) of Faidherbia albida  trees and other vegetation across the Sahel, led by Ethiopia – no doubt they could use additional funding and research and development; and utilising FMNR, holistic livestock management, the AID plus seeds treatment, Zai holes etc.),

more R&D into developing cost effective carbon dioxide capture/utilisation in the multiplying coal fired power stations (in China especially – 155 coal fired power plants approved in 2015),

reforestation everywhere, especially in India, SE Asia and China (in all fairness, China is leading the way in this).

In my opinion, the present emphasis on blaming Western nations and attempting a socialist redistribution/extortion of wealth to developing nations, based on a shakey premise (that past anthropogenic emissions will result in catastrophic climate change), wastes time and money that could be spent on reforestation/environmental restoration/enhancement. It would be better if Western nations increased their overseas aid budgets, with those budgets prioritising reforestation/restoration in the worst affected areas instead. Funding is also needed for research and development into cost effective reforestation techniques, such as holistic planned grazing, FMNR, the AID treatment; and agricultural development, especially in and for developing nations.

Net primary productivity change. Map: earthobservatory.nasa.

Net primary productivity change. Green is an increase, and some of it may be due to increased carbon dioxide. The red shown in Namibia is debatable, as much of Namibia is desert or semi-desert anyway (I know, I have been there) and would probably have been better represented as grey. Perhaps the same could be said of SW USA and Central Australia, but then there would hardly be any red, and nothing for the public to panic about – see the H. L. Mencken quote on the “Environment Quotes” page. The Atacama desert in Chile should also be shown in grey. Map: earthobservatory.nasa.

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Alarmist and false Climate change quotes.

Alarmist and false Climate change quotes.

More environment posters:

"Two Blades of Grass" Poster.

“Two Blades of Grass” Poster.

Jonathan Swift quote. Free downloadable Environment poster.

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"A Better Way" PThomas edison quote poster.

“A Better Way” Thomas Edison quote poster.

Thomas Edison quote. Background paper: Geographics-australia.com

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"A Great Society"

“A Great Society”

Reforestation poster based on an Ancient Greek proverb.

Norman Borlaug Quote.

Norman Borlaug Quote.

Norman Borlaug quote.

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"Duty of Scientists" Quote by Gordon Sato.

“Duty of Scientists” Quote by Gordon Sato.

Gordon Sato quote science poster. Background paper – Paperart. Science quote poster.

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Educate People Posters

In the following posters, I have modified the wording of the original quote slightly, without changing the message. The background in two of the posters is a close up photo of the leaf veins of Ficus lyrata, the African fiddle-leaf fig. The web-like leaf veins are intended to symbolize the multi-directional passing on of knowledge, information, skills and wisdom, from one person to another, to the benefit of all. I hope that people in situations where they have the privilege of educating others, from parents to professors, will like them.

Educate people - scroll poster.

Educate people – scroll poster.

Kwan Tsu quote. Free printable environment poster.

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"Educate People" click on "Enviroment Posters".

“Educate People”

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Educate people (green)

Educate people (green)

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"Educate People"

“Educate People” environment poster. Reforestation.me.

“Educate People” Free downlaodable environmental poster.

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"All it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke.

“All it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke.

“All it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing”. Edmund Burke quote. Background paper: Geographics-australia.com

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Elephant poster and painting by David Clode.

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Little Kingfisher. Photo: David Clode.

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Posters/Environment Posters to advertise tree planting days

These paintings and photos have large blank spaces where you can add details to make your own environment posters (to advertise tree planting days for example).

You can print one of these at A3 size, in black and white or colour, and then write or type on an A4 sheet of paper (you may need to type and cut to size to fit in your message) and then stick it on to the background A3 page (with glue or blue tack). These can then be photocopied at A3 size, or reduced to A4, and placed on public and school notice boards, for example, to advertise the tree planting day that you are organising.

The posters could provide details of when, where, what to bring, contact details etc.

You could perhaps add a motivational verse at the bottom, e.g. “Be the change you want to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi, or similar… good luck!

If you have or make some posters which you think would be appropriate for this site, please contact me.

New poster background:

Environment poster background. Artwork by David Clode

Environment poster background. Artwork by David Clode

In this background I have made the pastel painting light so that black or dark text can be used.

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“Gnarled Pine Tree – landscape format”. Reforestation.me.

Gnarled pine tree – there is space on the left to stick on a smaller page with typed or hand-written details advertising a tree planting day, or some other environmental message to create a reforestation poster or similar. They can then be photocopied in colour or black and white (cheaper) and placed on public notice boards. Pastel and acrylic painting by David Clode, on handmade Tibetan Lokta paper.

Misty pine, blank on LHS.

Misty pine, blank on LHS. Reforestation.me.

Pine tree in the mist. There is space on the left to add your own message on a smaller piece of paper.

DSCF3315 pine blank above

Pine tree – space at the top for your message. Environment poster, Reforestation.me.

DSCF3300 vertical misty tree

“Tree in the mist 1” – space at the top for your message. Pastel and acrylic painting by David Clode on hand-made Tibetan Lokta paper.

“Tree in the Mist 2”. Reforestation.me.

“Tree in the mist 2” – space on left. Environment poster. Reforestation.me.

DSCF3307 misty tree lhs blank

Tree in mist, space on left. Slightly “mistier” version than the photo above this one.

“Tree in mist 3”. Reforestation.me

“Tree in the mist 3” – space on right. Environment poster. Reforestation.me.

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Terminalia sericocarpa.

Terminalia sericocarpa. Reforestation.me.

Tree poster – you could place your smaller typed or written page over the top of this photo, to advertise a tree planting day for example.

Dewdrops on waterlily leaf. Reforestation.me.

Dewdrops on waterlily leaf. Reforestation.me.

Possible poster background.

Lotus lily ,Nelumbo nucifera.

Lotus lily, Nelumbo nucifera. acrylic painting by David Clode.

Possible poster background. Free downloadable water lily painting.

Black and white phot, Mountain Grape

Black and white photo, Mountain Grape. Environment poster. Reforestation.me.

Leaf veins – background for written/typed message.

Coccoloba pink.

Coccoloba pink. Environment poster. Reforestation.me.

Leaf veins – background for your written message such as a reforestation poster.

Leaf veins, Ficus lyrata, the Fiddleleaf fig.

Leaf veins, Ficus lyrata, the Fiddleleaf fig. Environment Poster. Reforestation.me.

Leaf veins – possible background for an environment poster.

Fiddleleaf fig.

Fiddleleaf fig. Environment Poster. Reforestation.me.

Leaf veins – possible background for a poster advertising a tree planting day.

DSCF3059

Possible poster background.

Fan palm leaves.

Fan palm leaves.

Possible background for an environment poster.

DSCF1461

Possible poster background.

Teak, Tectona grandis

Teak, Tectona grandis

Tree background for an environment poster, or to advertise a tree planting day.

Daintree fan palms.

Daintree fan palms.

Daintree Fan palms

Rain water collected inside a lotus lily leaf

Rain water collected inside a lotus lily leaf. Environment poster. Reforestation.me.

Water lily – rain water collected inside a sacred lotus lily leaf. A possible background for an environmental poster with a message.

Rain water, lotus lily leaf.

Rain water, lotus lily leaf.

Possible poster background.

Misty forest.

Misty forest.

Possible poster background.

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6 Responses to Environment Posters

  1. Laya Ross says:

    I’m wondering what quote I could put on the waterdrop poster photo … There is a lovely African proverb: “Water has no enemies”. That might be perfect!

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  2. Laya Ross says:

    It’s a Nigerian proverb, from mythology and is more correctly: “Wherever water goes, she makes a way for herself and she has no enemies”
    Thanks for your generous sharing of your wondrous artwork!

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  3. Laya Ross says:

    Your leaf photographs, in particular the mountain grape, could be used for inspiration by town planners when designing new urban developments. And then people could live in harmony with nature and each other. Hmmm, nice (probably totally unrealistic) thought 🙂

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  4. Give some nice thoughts regarding reforetration

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  5. Una says:

    Absolutely love the Tree In The Mist 1 painting, so beautiful. Do you have instructions as to how I could try to recreate this for myself?

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