Eden Reforestation takes a holistic approach to reforestation and ecological restoration. Their national leaders partner with villages and local communities who are committed to regenerating their forests. This methodology allows for the hiring and training of local villagers to plant new trees and have an active role in protecting their new forests.
In only fifteen years, Eden Reforestation has become the largest tree planting organisation in the world. Since they began over 384 million trees have been planted around the world in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Central America. By addressing poverty alleviation and empowering local communities as agents of environmental restoration, they are knocking down the giants of global deforestation, climate mitigation, women disempowerment and species extinction.
The sustainable relationships created between communities and their environments not only helps to transform our environment but the lives of the workers. By providing impoverished workers with a fair and consistent wage they are able to provide for their families, send their children to school and achieve independence and freedom in their own lives.
As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests begin to emerge and the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear. Local microeconomics begin to form, small businesses start up and improvements in biodiversity and fertility in the local area are evident.
As a non-profit they have many partners including Ecosia, 10 tentree, Tree sisters, 8 Billion trees, Hopper, The Vos Foundation and many more.
So this project is a little different. We don't buy trees as formal carbon credits so this is an added extra for our members and not verified by an external body. We chose Eden Reforestation to partner with to plant trees because we love the work they do.
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