India

  • Our work in India primarily focuses on fruit trees and mangroves. Fruit trees will be planted in the rural Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Odisha, where food scarcity has been amplified by the effects of COVID-19. At a time when many migrant laborers are returning home, planting trees in the homesteads, communities, and villages that dot these regions will help keep hunger at bay while supporting local economies. Additionally, we will be planting mangroves in the Sundarbans! This is an incredible region of marine biodiversity and mangroves here will help with maintaining healthy fisheries, climate resilience, and carbon sequestration.
  • Each free tree we plant will provide at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this project are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits, too! India has the lowest air quality in the world, which is bad news for human health, doubly so in the face of a respiratory virus. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our India project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • The species we’ll focus on are: moringa, papaya, banana, lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes. Moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes take a little longer (3 years) to produce fruit, but will ultimately provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers. 

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DEFORESTATION IN INDIA

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WHY PLANT TREES?

Wildfires

FOOD SECURITY

Each tree we plant will provide at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. 

PREVENT DEFORESTATION

According to scientists, India has lost 40% of its natural forest cover in the last 95 years. Driven by mining, agriculture, fishery, and urbanization, this profound forest loss can be remedied by reforestation—which will improve the lives of the estimated 275 million Indians that depend on them.

ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

A mature tree can sequester up to 48 pounds of carbon per year. Planting trees in India is particularly useful due to the low air quality. Trees actively help mitigate climate change as well. 

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