Mission+Vision

Two team members tending to the seedlings at the nursery in Nepal

For People+Planet

Human thriving and the well-being of our planet are inseparable + interdependent. By partnering with local communities to collaboratively design and implement landscape restoration projects, we are inspiring hope, enhancing biodiversity, and generating long-term socioeconomic benefits to strengthen the resilience of people and the planet.

Our Purpose

Eden is a global nonprofit with a profound commitment to doing good for people and the planet.

We recognize that tackling climate change, supporting communities in developing regions around the world, and restoring vital ecosystems is no small feat and cannot be achieved alone. A collective effort is essential for success. Through participatory design and planning, we are partnering with local communities, stakeholders, regional authorities, and global partners to restore ecosystems, mitigate the effects of climate change, and strengthen community resilience for decades to come. Our mission and vision drive our purpose and dedication to implement healthy and restored environments where people+planet thrive.

Mission

  • Fostering healthy relationships between communities and the land on which we all depend through landscape restoration and conservation.

Vision

  • Fostering healthy relationships between communities and the land on which we all depend through landscape restoration and conservation.

How We Got Here

As we have advanced as an organization, so has our approach, shifting from an emphasis on tree planting to embracing a more holistic, standards-based restoration process.

While tree planting has undeniably yielded positive impacts for communities and ecosystems, our goal of strengthening community resilience, restoring vital ecosystems, and mitigating climate change requires everyone to go beyond traditional methods and adopt a truly comprehensive approach.

Our Strategic Transition

In joining the urgent global effort to make a transformative change by 2030, Eden has refined its restoration strategy by prioritizing long-term sustainability through community-driven landscape restoration. This strategic transition is rooted in nearly two decades of practical experience and aligns with the industry’s trajectory toward addressing the interrelated pressures of historical degradation, climate change, and poverty.

By integrating global best practices, science-based restoration methods, and collaborative partnerships we can address the drivers of deforestation and degradation. In this way, we de-risk the future by designing and implementing holistic systems that address the foundational needs of people, restore habitats, safeguard biodiversity, and directly mitigate climate change impacts.

Our Evolution

Photo of Ethiopia area and nursery

2005: Launch of Eden

Team members walking through a mangrove site in Madagascar

2007 – 2021: Establishment of a Global Footprint

A view of the trees and water area at a site

2021: Inception of Compassionate Carbon, Eden’s Carbon Project Development Subsidiary

A landscape view of Chimanimani, Mozambique

2023: Transition to a Landscape Restoration Approach

  • Initiated our first project at the request of President Hailemariam Desalegn from the Southern Nations and Nationalities People’s Region by overseeing a forest restoration project near Hawassa, Ethiopia.

  • Expanded operations across Africa, Asia, and Latin America by cultivating collaborative partnerships with local communities and implementing wide-scale reforestation activities.

  • Launched a full-service carbon subsidiary, offering nature-based solutions through community-driven restoration to assist organizations in meeting their global emission targets

  • Embraced a more comprehensive standards-based landscape restoration approach, building upon nearly two decades of practical experience and demonstrating our commitment to ecosystem and community resilience.

Integrating Best Practices, Standards, and Science-Based Approaches

In every landscape restoration project, Eden follows recognized principles for ecosystem restoration, utilizing standards-based methods and best practices to generate long-term impacts for climate, community, and biodiversity.