REFORESTATION PROJECTS: THE DECEMBER 2020 UPDATE
Meaghan Weeden | December 10, 2020 | 3 min read
Introducing One Tree Planted's Reforestation Update: A Monthly Video Series
Behind the scenes, we've been working on something really cool, and we're so excited to share it with you! Each month, we'll virtually travel the globe, highlighting our amazing tree planting partners and the projects they've created with us — with a focus on projects that have started, ended, or made some great progress in the past month!
In every video, you can expect us to recap a few projects and do 1 deep dive, where we'll feature an especially awesome project or exciting milestone reached. We'll also share key stats like how many trees were planted, how much land was restored, and any future plans in the region. And of course, we'll talk about the social, environmental, economic and other positive impacts unique to each project.
So Without Further Ado, Here's Our December 2020 Reforestation Update!
Want to Learn More About the Projects We Featured This Month?
In Indonesia's Tanjung Puting National Park, our partner Friends of the National Parks Foundation began planting 1.5 million trees to restore 600 ha of degraded land as part of the AZ Forest project with AstraZeneca. This will improve forest health and increase endangered Bornean orangutan habitat — 55% of which has been cleared for palm oil and agriculture in the last 60 years.
In Rwanda's Eastern, Northern, and Western Provinces, our partner KULA Project has begun planting an additional 100,000 coffee arabica trees to restore 80 ha of degraded land. Their work supports over 500 family farms, bringing in extra income they can use for healthcare + secondary education. This project is a great example of how planting trees can provide meaningful + sustainable social change that will last for generations to come.
Across the state of California, our amazing partners have planted 620,000 native tree species (despite the challenges of 2020) to restore the environment after historic wildfires have continued to ravage the state.
We also launched our Backyard Campaign in partnership with Darin Olien, host of Netflix's Down to Earth show. This campaign is part of a larger reforestation effort, and in 2021 we will plant over 1 million trees in the golden state!
We're doing big things in India, thanks to our incredible partner Sustainable Green Initiative! Despite the coronavirus, we've planted over 1.1 million fruit and mangrove trees to combat poverty, hunger, and climate change. This project directly impacts the homesteads and farmland of 25,000 small farming families. And we aren't even close to done yet! In 2021, we've already pledged to plant to plant 1.5 million fruit trees.
Thanks for tuning in to our update, we'll see you next month! Miss us already? Check out our Youtube channel for more awesome videos. And don't forget, we have plenty of other awesome projects like these. Choose where your trees are planted today!
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