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July 25, 2016
Our second tree planting partner is Eden Reforestation Projects. They have planted over 125,000,000 trees in 4 countries!
We've been with them a few months now, it started with wanting to add a new partner and plant extra trees for Earth Day!. They have various planting initiatives, but also rely strongly on the agro-forestry method that we like so much (trees + food + resources).
They plant trees because "Environmental destruction, through radical deforestation, is a major cause of extreme poverty in third world nations and a likely cause behind the climate change crisis."
Nepal, Haiti, Madagascar, and Ethiopa are the 4 countries that Eden Projects focuses their work in. Here's why:
Eden Project's model is to hire locals to plant the trees, which helps to alleviate extreme poverty in the short term, while the growth of the forests helps secure a future of resources.
We got creative with them recently and hosted an Instagram contest to donate 500 trees to each of the 4 countries they work with. The trees were planted on behalf of the 4 winners from the contest. Check out the winners here. This was fun and we appreciate the collective effort of the Tribe!
If you want to support Eden Projects, give em a like on Facebook - facebook.com/EdenReforestationProjects