Press Release – SILVER SPRING, MARCH 2, 2018 — Trees for the Future (TREES) and Ecosia join forces to plant trees to combat climate change, revitalize degraded lands and improve livelihoods. TREES fully supports Ecosia in its ambitious journey to plant one billion trees by 2020. Ecosia has committed to fund a new Forest Garden site in the Kaffrine region of Senegal and plant 1.2 Million trees over a 46 month period. An estimated 300 farming families will benefit from this project.
About Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future (TREES) is an international development non profit that meets a triple bottom line: poverty alleviation, hunger eradication, and healing the environment. Through our Forest Garden Approach they train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families and raise their incomes by 400 percent. TREES receives donations to implement their work in areas where they can have the greatest impact. TREES currently works across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. Since 1989, TREES has planted nearly 150 million trees. Learn more at trees.org.
Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue. They are committed to donating at least 80 percent of its sponsored links income to tree planting projects around the world. It is Ecosia’s mission to plant 1 billion trees by 2020. Ecosia looks to support poor agricultural communities by planting a trees. Trees have superpowers that are tremendously helpful to create new value to farmers and communities. There trees can prevent erosion, create a stable microclimate for other crops, restore the water systems or provide new means of income.
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