Other projects supported in the past
Forest plantation on degraded grassland in Uruguay
Located in the heart of Uruguay, this project turns 21,298 hectares of land that has been used for cattle grazing for over 300 years, to sustainable managed forestry.
Overseen and validated by the Rainforest Alliance, the project’s initial 60 year lifespan will sequester 7,644,973 tonnes of CO2.
Degraded lands present potential locations for tree plantations. Managed well, they can restore soil, sequester carbon, and produce wood resources in a more sustainable way.
As of 2018, 294.1 million hectares of land were used for tree plantations on degraded land. Establishing tree plantations on an additional 112-174 million hectares of marginal lands can sequester 22.2-35.9 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050. The use of marginal lands for afforestation also indirectly avoids deforestation that otherwise would be done in the conventional system. At an initial cost of cost of $17-72 billion and lifetime operational cost of $164.8-259.5 billion to implement, this additional area of timber plantations could produce a lifetime net profit of $2.1-3.4 trillion.
Delivering clean drinking water on Haiti
In January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, resulting in an estimated 300,000 deaths and over $8 billion dollars in damage. Since then, millions in Haiti still lack clean water and sanitation. The supporting of this project means you’ll be helping 2,580 families, delivering over 250 million litres of water to their homes.
This Gold Standard project will provide clean drinking water to communities in Haiti. The Hydraid water filters provide a simple, safe and effective household water filter that will operate for 10 years or longer. It uses centuries-old slow sand technology to remove up to 99% of waterborne pathogens. With safe drinking water, communities reduce time absent from school or work due to illness and save money on medical expenses. This project presents a new solution to the challenges of extreme poverty, poor health, and the increasing carbon dioxide emissions associated with burning wood to boil water for drinking.
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Mangrove planting in Madagascar
Madagascar is more than just an island from an animated movie. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
We support the non-profit Eden Reforestation Projects as they continue to reforest the island. Eden are world leaders in responsible reforestation, having already planted 265 million trees and created 2.6 million work days for local communities.