Apart from planting millions of trees every month, Eden’s mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration, resulting in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.
Manual planting requires hard labor and produces slower results.
Mangroves in Madagascar and Mozambique can be planted all year. NOW subscribers will see the CO2 sequestration for these trees in two metrics: Total CO2 Removal Funded and CO2 Removed to Date.
Total CO2 Removal Funded begins counting as soon as the subscription begins and reflects the anticipated impact over the lifetime of the trees planted.
Removal to Date reflects real-time CO2 removal based on where the trees are in their lifecycle and begins counting once the trees are in planting season. Although not the case for Eden, some projects will have a gap between funding the project and the planting season, which will be reflected in a delayed start to counting CO2 removed to date. However, the Total Removal Funded will always begin with subscription.
Eden initiated its first reforestation project in 2005 at the request of the Ethiopian government to salvage a failed tree planting government program. Eden shifted the focus from just planting trees to actually educating local villagers on basic reforestation. The holistic approach targets villages around the world that are facing extreme poverty due primarily to the loss of the ecosystems that once sustained them. Local stakeholders not only own the responsibility of nurturing and planting seedlings, but act as land stewards as their ecosystems recover.
In 15 years Eden has gone from a good idea to become the world’s largest and most prolific tree planting non-profit organization in the world. Eden has facilitated the planting of over 250 million trees while elevating employment, education, local ownership of projects.