Nearly 500,000 trees planted in Kenya
Last updated November 9th, 2020
Tackling mismanagement of diverse forest ecosystems
Kenya is an incredibly beautiful place from the creativity of the people to its diversity of its landscapes and wildlife. From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported communities and wildlife. The cultural and ecological heritage of Kenya’s forests is vibrant and unique, but the management of them in recent decades has been unsustainable.
Eden’s work around the world aims to alleviate poverty and restore socio-ecological systems through intensive reforestation work in a variety of forest habitats. From empowering women to sequestering carbon, the impact of the work is multifaceted. The need and enthusiasm for reforestation in Kenya is great. From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported communities and wildlife. The cultural and ecological heritage of Kenya’s forests is vibrant and unique, but the management of them in recent decades has been unsustainable.
Eden are planting thousands of trees in The Great Rift Valley and the Northern Coast in Kenya. To date nearly 500,000 trees have been planted in Kenya and 5000 working days created for local villagers.
The Carbon Impact
By planting trees, you can be sure of your carbon impact. Trees capture and permanently store carbon dioxide from the air in their trunks. Capturing CO2 from the air is how they grow; it is nature’s solution to climate change. All we need do is plant the trees and give them room to grow. Reduce My Footprint works to ensure that your trees capture enough CO2 to offset your lifestyle according to your subscription plan.
The Principles of Reforestation
One of the key reasons we have chosen to partner with Eden is because of their holistic approach to reforestation. Eden is the most successful tree planting charity in the world because they work with local communities to plant and protect their forests. This ensures trees are planted and preserved over the long term.
Not only is the reforestation work done well and rigorously, but it also provides local jobs and gains the support of the local community. Using this method Eden has achieved an incredible seedling survival rate of >80%. The survival rate of trees we plant is of course taken into account in your subscription.
Over time the forests become self-sustaining and begin to naturally grow even more trees. The good deed of planting trees ripples out to create even greater impact. Your subscription to Reduce My Footprint considers the further natural forestation as additional to your impact.
How we capture carbon in Kenya
Partner with local communities
Successful reforestation means identifying and partnering with communities that care about and are invested in their forests
Local villagers plant trees
Local people are hired and trained to reforest their communities. Workers are provided with fair salaries and training
Trees capture and store carbon
Trees are then left to grow, protected by the local communities that planted them. Trees capture carbon every year as they grow