At Earth, we’ve always felt it was our responsibility to help make a difference to the planet—and to the people who directly depend on its natural resources. One of the greatest differences we can make is planting trees. Since 2015, we’ve partnered with Trees for the Future and
have planted over 1.9 million trees throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The trees provide food for locals, materials for building, nutrients for
crops and ultimately create income for families.
Trees for the Future has been working to combat poverty and end hunger in Africa since 1989. Their unique and successful Forest Garden Program gives people the skills, tools and knowledge to build a sustainable life with food security. The four-year projects focus on families surviving on a dollar a day, and provide them with seeds, equipment and training. With patience and guidance, families are able to sell their crops in local markets—and share their farming methods with others in surrounding communities.
In just four years, farming families are able to increase their income by 400%—positively changing their lives forever. Well-fed and nourished, children have the opportunity to attend school while their parents continue to reinvest in the land. This three-fold approach of educating children, empowering adults and revitalizing the land is helping to end the cycle of poverty and deforestation.