What We Do

The Green World Campaign has been cited by OnEarth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council, for its bold agenda: Turn degraded lands green again. Raise the living standards of the rural poor. Combat climate change. Create holistic ways to work for the health of our shared biosphere and the harmony of our global village.

The GWC connects those who want to help create a more sustainable world with on-the-ground projects that benefit people and planet. We focus on providing ecological and social benefits where they're most needed. We seek out effective grassroots partners, then finding the simplest, most direct ways we can all contribute to their success.

Our work centers around tree-planting. We ally with local experts who best know the problems and opportunities in their country. Our trusted, ground-level partners work with villagers who are motivated to work for the benefits our programs bring. Contributions from the GWC get planted right in the ground. We always learn from our partners, and collaborate with them on creative solutions.

"Look to forestry programs that help sustain local economies, biodiversity, and watersheds...[like]...the Green World Campaign."
OnEarth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

We also encourage linking environmental activities in the developed world with supporting green self-sufficiency in developing countries. We invite companies and organizations to affiliate with the Green World Campaign, shrinking their own carbon footprint while restoring the ecology and economy of the world's poorest places.

We are forming alliances with schools, churches, corporations, and other institutions, with a particular interest in education. (Imagine an elementary school class planting a whole grove in a "sister village" for a hundred dollars — and then being able to communicate with that village's children).

We started the Green World Campaign with the seed of an idea: "What can we accomplish as global citizens if we really put our minds to it?" The answer: Just about anything.

The Green World Campaign’s fiscal sponsor is the EarthWays Foundation (www.earthways.org), a 501[c](3) non-profit charity exempt from federal income tax. Donations to Green World/EarthWays Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Tax Identification Number is 95-4021351.

Bees and Trees

Bee hovering over purple flower.

One multipurpose tree (MPT) the Green World Campaign is planting in Ethiopia is the Calliandra. These fast growing, multi-purpose trees increase soil fertility, prevent landslides and erosion, have leaves that feed livestock, and turn unproductive land into agricultural fields. Here's the sweetest part: honeybees adore Calliandra flower pollen, supporting honey production that adds to family income.