DAYS OF WORK CREATED
*metric tons annually
COUNTRIES IMPACTED WITH YOUR HELP
Indonesia, Madagascar, Haiti, Ethiopia, Nepal, Mozambique, Central America.
Reduce extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year. By contributing to this project, you will help Give Back in many exciting ways:
• Help recreate healthy forest systems that will preserve wildlife habitat and endangered species
• Purify water sources
• Control flooding and erosion
• Help replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming
• Improve air quality
• Contribute to a healthy food chain.
• Reduce land, air, and groundwater pollution.
• Protect our precious wildlife
• Stave off climate change
You will directly help the villages and communities which are suffering from extreme poverty by employing villagers. When farmers cannot grow anything, their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities to look for work. Oftentimes they must resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive. You will also redefine waste workers as environmental heroes, giving them the financial and social recognition that they deserve. We all have the power to give back, empower people, restore hope, reduce poverty, and allow them to support their families.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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ERASE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
What is my carbon footprint?
Carbon is released when we burn fossil fuels. Your personal carbon “footprint” describes the amount of carbon that is emitted as a result of your choices. This footprint is largely influenced by the energy mix in your area, how much energy you use at home, and your transportation habits.
Back in 2008, an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) class has estimated the carbon emissions of people living in America in a wide variety of lifestyles — from the homeless to multimillionaires, from Buddhist monks to soccer moms — and compared them to those of other nations. The somewhat disquieting bottom line is that in America, even the people with the lowest usage of energy are still producing, on average, more than double the global per-capita average. Whether you live in a cardboard box or a luxurious mansion, whether you subsist on homegrown vegetables or wolf down imported steaks, whether you’re a jet-setter or a sedentary retiree, anyone who lives in America contributes more than twice as much greenhouse gas to the atmosphere as the global average, an MIT class has estimated. – *source
So in other words, if one would want to offset his or her lifetime carbon footprint (we need to realize that these are estimated and varies from one individual to another). Given that planting one tree, once it has reached maturity, will generally sequester approx 48 lbs of Co2 annually (as you know types of trees, location varies in carbon uptake, etc). Planting 1000 trees would offset close to 24 tons of C02 annually, therefore, surpassing the estimated average per individual in America. Please remember that there is nothing better than conscious living.
We highly suggest you read “The 35 Easiest Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint” written by the Earth Institute – Columbia University.
Eden Reforestation Projects mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. They hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Their “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.
By the year 2025 their objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant. By keeping their overhead costs low, they are now recognized as one of the most cost-effective reforestation projects on the planet. While their primary goal is to lift people out of extreme poverty, we have also become a model for environmental restoration and land management.
Eden Projects is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.