Eden Reforestation Projects has a holistic approach to reforestation. They start by hiring impoverished villagers in Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique and Kenya to plant trees, giving them a consistent, fair wage income so they can provide for their families again.
Leaders of Eden Reforestation Projects partner with villages that are committed to restoring their forests. They then hire and train villagers to plant, grow and guard the trees to maturity.Because of the interest invested in their work and the positive impacts they see in their efforts of planting trees, villagers protect their new forests and the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear. Eden's mission is to lift people out of extreme poverty while creating agents of global forest restoration, resulting in a sustainable model of social and environmental change.
One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted began its non-profit journey in 2014 and has more than doubled the number of trees planted year after year. Fast forward to today, they now work with a number of reforestation partners in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia who help to get the trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities and protect habitat for biodiversity.
In 2018, One Tree Planted was able to plant 1.3 million trees. In total they have planted over 4 million trees - more than 1.8 million in North America, 1.2 million in Africa, 465,000 in Asia and 423,000 in Latin America.
With the recent and devastating bushfires in Australia, One Tree Planted has formed reforestation partnerships there to restore the regions of forests that have been burned.