Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN# 95-4804581). Eden was founded by Dr. Steve Fitch, PhD in 2005. Eden utilizes the power of reforestation to address some of the greatest environmental and humanitarian crises in hot spots around the world. They plant more trees, more efficiently and successfully than any other nonprofit.
Eden reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests in Madagascar, Haiti, Nepal and Ethiopia. Every year Eden’s accomplishes its mission by employing local villagers to plant millions of tropical and mangrove species trees. The “Employ to Plant” methodology breathes new life into the local environment and employs thousands of villagers seeking to enjoy the dignity of providing for their families.
WHAT and WHERE?
The Seattle Family Giving Group’s donations will allow villagers at Antsanitia to grow, plant, and guard to maturity a mixture of dry deciduous and mangrove trees. Over the course of the next five years the local forest and Antsanitia estuary will be restored.
A five-year commitment will:
- Restore habitat for endangered lemurs in the Antsanitita district
- Employ 26 villagers seeking to care for their families and restore their local environment
- Plant 250,000 trees per year for a total of 1,500,000 trees after the 5 years
- Sequester between 10,000 and 35,000 metric tons of carbon
- Equip The Eden Projects to respond to critical operational needs
Eden will keep the group informed of their impact through regular updates, including:
- A video overview of the planting and operations
- Bi-yearly photo updates
- Examples of employee and family profiles
- Seattle-based activities and gatherings
- Opportunities to travel to Madagascar