A DOLLAR PLANTS A TREE
(AND SO MUCH MORE)
1: THE SITUATION
The Earth is losing its trees, its soils and its biodiversity. After trees are cut down, the landscape loses its fertility. Hunger and conflict grow. Plant and animal life dwindles, and water supplies dry up. Degraded land hastens climate change. We have less than ten years to turn it all around. But there is a lot we can do!
2: THE SOLUTION
Plant more trees. Support eco-agriculture. Build more carbon-storing healthy soil. We don’t just stick a tree in the ground—we plant ecosystems that benefit both people and planet. We provide eco-education to schoolkids and farmers. We help local communities restore healthy soil and biodiversity through “agro-ecology” methods, planting trees with crops, herbs, and superfood plants. We increase nutritional security and rural income. A thriving community cares for its land and forests. Restored landscapes are more productive, and “draw down” CO2 into greenery and living soil.
3: JOIN US
Help people seed their future--and ours. With our local partners, we practice agoforestry to restore the ecology and economy of some of the world's poorest places. We help communities to renew and protect healthy landscapes; return barren land to fertility; nurture biodiversity; develop long-term livelihoods; and preserve cultural values. We create local resilience, mitigate climate change, and preserve the planet for future generations.
Plant Trees. ReSTORE Soil. defeat Climate Change.
Where We WORK
WHAT ARE CARBON OFFSETS?
NOW IS THE TIME:
REGREEN THE WORLD
We are foresters. We are educators. We are innovators. We are communicators. We are….well, you can just call us regenerates. And we helped start a global movement. Since 2006, on three continents, our awardwinning programs have pioneered practices of regeneration, an approach J. Walter Thompson recently dubbed a “megatrend.”
We go beyond sustainability to restore the ecology and economy of communities living on the front lines of climate change.
Today, climate scientists call for global transformation at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.” By working together to nourish the health of landscapes and communities, we can support the emergence of a Regenerative Society.
Over the past 8 years, deploying an integrated suite of holistic programs, we have planted 3 million trees in Kenya alone. We provide eco-education to children and farmers. We start ecology-based local enterprises and foster nature-based solutions. We reach out to the world through creative media.
Community-based reforestation and agroecology
Restoration of Kenya’s Rumuruti Forest and Pungu Watershed; Ethiopia’s Menagasha Forest; Mexico’s San Juan Atzingo Forest; our seedbed nurseries have 25 indigenous species.
Biodiverse landscape restoration; community woodlots; reintroduction of indigenous crops
Restoration of soil organic matter (SOM) for bionutrient-dense food and carbon sequestration
Education In 85 GreenWorld Schools, thousands of Kenyan children plant seedbed nurseries and care for multipurpose trees that also provide nutrition; thousands of farmers learn regenerative agriculture
Social enterprise including complementary currencies; moringa oil; moringa-fortified maize flour
Appropriate technology including “green” charcoal to reduce tree-cutting and rainwater catchment
Women’s empowerment including reproductive health
Social Healing including Trees for Peace; “biocultural” practices, like youth-elder alliances to restore sacred kaya forests; conflict resolution between ethnicities, political rivals, and faith traditions.
Media and Public Outreach including “Text TREE” on 14 Times Square “Jumbotrons” on EarthDay; Green World Children’s Choirs (with Disney composer Alan Menken); conferences (see ReGen18.com)