While there are many causes that deserve high attention and support, we at Active Giving believe that environmental issues are underserved. If done correctly, environmental projects also support various benefits and with that contribute to different United Nations SDGs.
Here are the benefits which come through our partners projects:
Air Quality: Trees sequester CO2 and other gaseous pollutants and provide clean air for us to breathe.
Water Quality: Trees and its surrounding soil hold runoff water and avoid its contaminants to enter surface water.
Bio-Diversity: Trees provide a home for animals to live in and a habitat in which animals and insects interact to thrive biodiversity.
Health & wellness: Trees contribute to mental well-being, relieve stress and serve as a source for medicine. The also promote physical activity.
Soil & Soil Health: Trees anchor soil with its roots and avoid landslides. Trees can also filter chemicals and pollutants from the soil into less harmful forms. Falling fruits of trees can also provide the soil with nutrients.
Food and Forest Products: Trees can provide food to local people and can act as forest products, from which people can make a living.
About Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future identifies a group of farmers—typically 300 families at a time —who have both a great need for assistance and a high likelihood of success. Farmers provide the land, labor, and water; a powerful, entrepreneurial determination; and an inspiring sense of ownership. TREES provides training, mentoring, seeds, and nursery supplies for each family. They guide the large groups of farmers through the process of using trees to protect, diversify, and eventually optimize their crop land. They continue working with farmers for the four years it takes to fully establish the Forest Garden, offering ongoing coaching and regular site visits.
Read more about Trees for the Future on their website.
About Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. They hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Their “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.
Read more about Eden Forest on their website.
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