Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests. With OneTreePlanted we planted 500 trees to restore degraded land (1% of a local action to plant 50000 trees). The result is new strong and healthy vegetation which allows for new sustainable economic development for the local community, protection from flooding and a positive impact on the micro and macro climate overall.
The northern part of Ethiopia has not a lot of rich vegetation left. As a result, the dessert presses south and there is a growing shortage of food and water. With Bos+, we planted 4500 trees in the summer of 2018 to restore 18ha of vegetation (11,25% of a project with 40000 trees for a total of 200ha). The result: new economic activities (honey, sustainable tree harvesting), erosion control, more water containment and tempering of the climate. And of course an enormous positive social impact for the local population. Read more info about this project here.
In 2019, we will mostly continue planting trees in tropical regions because the impact in these countries is higher on all sides. Trees grow faster in warmer environments, capturing more greenhouse gases (up to 4 times more!). Trees have a larger economic impact on the local community. And the change in vegetation due to new planted trees is just spectacular. However, after a poll among our customers, showing that 80% prefers projects closer to home (as they feel more engaged), we also will at least organise one plant action in Flanders next year. This way, we will be able to show the benefits of tree planting way closer to home too. And if you are interested, you will have the chance to join us on our Belgian project by literally helping to plant the trees one day in Flanders! This will be awesome, thanks for caring! 😃🌳
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