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Gisele Bündchen planting 40,000 trees for her 40th birthday as it’s the best way ‘to give back to Mother Earth’


Gisele Bündchen with son Benjamin, husband Tom and daughter Vivian (Picture: GiseleBündchen/Instagram)

Gisele Bündchen is to plant 40,000 trees to mark hitting the big 4-0 tomorrow.

The Brazilian supermodel has said of the project: ‘I feel that this is the best way I know to give back to Mother Earth.’

An inspiring idea.

The star – who, along with husband Tom Brady, is a parent to Benjamin, 10, and Vivian, seven – announced the news on Instagram yesterday.

‘As some of you know, my birthday is coming up on July 20th,’ she said. ‘And it’s not just any birthday! I can’t believe I am turning 40!’

HBD, GB!

‘I feel like a whole new chapter of my life is starting, and I wanted to celebrate it in a meaningful way,’ she added. ‘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.

Gisele is an inspiration! (Picture: Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Gisele and Tom married in 2009 (Picture: Getty)

‘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.’

Along with her message, Gisele shared a series of pictures of her and her family planting trees.

Adorable!

As well as landing over 1,200 magazine covers, Gisele – who married Tom in 2009 – is known for her acting work in films such as Devil Wears Prada and Taxi.

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