Updated: Mar 13, 2020
We make it simple for individuals, schools and businesses to plant trees.
Trees are carbon sinks, absorbing the pollutants we humans put into the atmosphere.
They clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, prevent soil erosion and flooding, give life to the world's wildlife, house complex ecosystems, supply us with medicine and provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people.
They really are the superheroes of the planet and we need them in order to survive.
The communities which we support face a variety of serious issues, including extreme poverty, reduced crop yield, water issues, climate change, resource depletion and ever changing weather patterns.
These struggling families often have no choice except to turn to the local environment in order to feed themselves. They chop down trees to grow crops on the land or for charcoal production - which is then sold on the side of the road. This creates a short term solution but sadly a long term problem. Without the trees, the nutrients are removed from the soil, the water tables deplete, the soil erodes, the wildlife disappears and the landscape changes, until the land is no longer productive and turns into desert. Through planting trees we are able to help educate and train these impoverished families, employing them to plant, grow and maintain the trees whilst teaching them sustainable agroforestry. Most importantly we enable the villagers to lift themselves out of poverty.