The problem and the solution with deforestation
The problem with deforestation
Communities who live off the land rely on forests to maintain reliable water sources, provide fuelwood, sustain wildlife populations, and enrich the soil for farming. When forests are destroyed by cutting trees for charcoal production, clearing land for agriculture, and illegal logging in protected areas, the land can no longer support them, and many communities have no option but to relocate, becoming climate refugees.
In the face of widespread destruction, we reverse engineer the problem of deforestation by producing, planting, and protecting millions of trees each month to help mitigate the effects of climate change, restore deforested areas, and empower communities through fair wages.
We start by building relationships with local communities and leaders who want a thriving environment. Our role is to provide economic incentives and easily replicable planting techniques to support communities in restoring their local environment and economy.
As the forests grow back, the negative cycle of deforestation starts to reverse, and the environment begins to reboot itself. Erosion and flooding begin to stop as the soil quality is renewed. The increase in soil nutrients leads to higher quality farming and fishing. When farming and fishing conditions are restored, entire communities regain access to a reliable source of food and income. Our employees who once were living in extreme poverty can now afford to send their children to school, start small businesses, pay off their debts, and save for the future.
To learn more about our solution to deforestation, watch the video below.
The environmental and economic results we see are reproducible in each of the nations we work in because nature is consistently resilient and does what it knows best, we are simply there to help it along.Dr. Stephen Fitch, Founder & CEO