We want to help you reduce your environmental impact as much as possible, and we think that planting trees is a great way to help the earth, local communities and ecosystems!
For every purchase of a tree, we'll plant a tree with Ecologi. They're a Social Enterprise (like us!) who work with Eden Reforestation to plant trees ethically and sustainably, and have transparent data backing up their claims.
Here are some reasons why we love them:
They work with local governments to secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity.
They hire local villagers to plant the trees. This helps to combat poverty and unemployment within communities. It also encourages villagers to ensure the wellbeing of the restoration project.
A minimum of 10% of the trees planted are designed to provide food security and benefit the communities needs. Over time these trees become a source of sustainable income for farmers and villagers.
Eden Reforestation do their best to supply the local villagers with alternative fuel sources (fuel efficient dry wood stoves and solar parabolic stoves), which reduces and or eliminates their dependence on charcoal - and helps to protect the trees.
They hire forest guards as part of the labor force to protect and preserve the forests.
Overall, they've seen the local communities fall in love with THEIR forest. They recognise and benefit from the restored forest through increase in fisheries, improved farming, cleaner water and the formation of micro enterprises.