Gisele with Gratitude for Supporters and Donations for her Nobel Cause to Plant Trees

Gorgeous supermodel Gisele Bundchen celebrated her 40th birthday only a few days back.

Shortly before her birthday, Gisele went on social media to share a picture and in the caption explained that her goal was to plant 40,000 trees in honor of her birthday. She wrote:

“As some of you know, my birthday is coming up on July 20th. And it’s not just any birthday! I can’t believe I am turning 40! I feel like a whole new chapter of my life is starting, and I wanted to celebrate it in a meaningful way, so I decided to plant 40,000 trees.”

She also added that she has been “planting trees for different projects for years” and believes it is “the best way [she] knows to give back to Mother Earth.”

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As some of you know, my birthday is coming up on July 20th. And it’s not just any birthday! I can’t believe I am turning 40! I feel like a whole new chapter of my life is starting, and I wanted to celebrate it in a meaningful way, so I decided to plant 40,000 trees. I have been planting trees for different projects for years, as I feel that this is the best way I know to give back to Mother Earth. This year, to celebrate my birthday, my family and I had planned to plant trees in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil but, as we all know, that is not possible right now. Then I had another thought! What if I could come up with a way for others to help me plant trees there? I've already talked to my family and my friends—and they will all turn their gifts into trees. That way, we can all help give something back to our planet. In case you also feel inspired to give back to the Earth, you can join me and plant a tree in the Amazon rainforest. Just go to www.vivaavida.gift to donate (link in bio). #vivaavidagb40 🌳🙏🏼💚 Talvez alguns de vocês já saibam, meu aniversário tá chegando, dia 20 de julho. E não é qualquer aniversário. Nem acredito que vou fazer 40 anos! Sinto que um novo capítulo está começando na minha vida e queria comemorar de um jeito especial, por isso decidi plantar 40.000 árvores. Há anos venho plantando árvores em diferentes projetos, pois sinto que essa é uma forma de retribuir a mãe Terra e, este ano, para celebrar meu aniversario tinha planejado ir como minha família plantar na Amazônia. Mas como sabemos, isso não é possível neste momento. Então, já que não dá para ir, pensei: que tal criar um jeito para que qualquer um possa me ajudar a plantar árvores lá? Já falei pra toda minha família e amigos: quem quiser me presentar pode me dar árvores. Desse jeito, nós todos podemos retribuir de alguma forma ao nosso planeta. Se você também se sentir inspirado e quiser contribuir com a ideia, pode se juntar a nós e plantar árvores. O link está lá na minha Bio! Viva a Vida! #vivaavida

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It’s been only a few days since then and Gisele has already shared a follow-up post. In it, she explains that she got so many positive reactions on her previous post and she even receiver some donations from people willing to help her cause. This time around, she wrote:

“I want to thank each and every one of you for all the sweet calls, messages, and tree donations for my birthday! It was really special and emotional. I am so touched! I have no words to express how blessed I feel to have so much love in my life, and support from so many people. Nature also thanks you all!!! If we all give Mother Earth a little help, she will be able to regenerate, flourish again and continue giving us everything we need to thrive.”

How amazing is Gisele?! She is using her platform to bring attention to the problem with deforestation and help solve it.

We wish that in the future, more celebrities will use their resources to do good like Gisele. She is such an amazing woman.