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This is a call to your heart. We know our world is in trouble and that the solutions exist within each of us. TreeSisters offers both inner and outer pathways to change. We can all plant trees to cool down our world, and we can also use this crisis to unearth the deepest gifts and courage of our soul.
When you Become a Restorer by making a monthly donation to grow your own forest, your forest includes the entire portfolio of our planting partners and projects shown here. Thank you!
Through WeForest and its local partner, we collaborate to restore the Atlantic rainforest's biodiversity in a region where only 3% of the original forest cover remains. The project aims to convert 20% of landowners' farmlands into forest lands, through the regeneration of degraded forest lands via planting and assisted natural regeneration techniques.
This reforestation project aims to regenerate the forest cover around the Jalthal forest, a protected area of great importance to the local communities. Community forest user groups are planting native species on degraded, burnt and cleared lands for grazing and agriculture.
The project supports the restoration of decimated mangroves of the estuaries surrounding the bay of Maputo, starting with ‘Bela Vista’ site, South of the capital city of Maputo with the aim to help poor fishing communities improve their livelihood conditions through increasing income generated from project employment.
This project seeks to combat deforestation and restore the area's forests for the benefit of people and nature. Through assisted natural regeneration of Khasi peoples' lands, sustainable livelihood development, and strong measures to limit further degradation to the forest, the Khasi's biodiversity and communities can flourish together.
The project aims to create a forest garden of 10 million native fruit trees over 10 years. It will provide sustainable and nutritious food for over 1,000 indigenous people and non-indigenous locals living in Marechal Thaumaturgo, as well as revenues for the welfare of the indigenous community.
The ‘Yapen Mangrove Restoration Project’ supports the rehabilitation of a riverine mangrove system at the village of Ansas in West Papua which has been partially deforested due to village expansion and exploited to provide the village with raw material to build their houses and fuelwood for cooking.
"Based on over 20 years of working with 200 NGOs around the world, TreeSisters rates in the top 20% of the most emotionally fulfilling, relevant and inspiring organisations on the planet."
- Catriona MacGregor, Founder of Nature Quests and Resilient Forests
"Scientifically, practically, and emotionally, the work and purpose of TreeSisters is one of, if not the most, significant initiatives that can be undertaken by humankind to address the future of civilization. The world's greatest land-based stores of carbon reside between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn in the form of forests. Their restoration is critical to reverse climate change and create a humane and liveable future. Can women accomplish something that has failed governments and agencies for decades? I not only think so—I believe it may be the only way it can be accomplished.
- Paul Hawken, Author of Blessed Unrest and Project Drawdown - profile image credit: Raymond Baltar
"Becoming a TreeSister has been a miracle of deeper connections for me. This has involved connecting with other amazing women, with the wisdom of the trees, with my own body and my ancient roots... and the journey continues still. In this global circle of sisterhood I am finding more and more courage and ways to reach our Mother Earth, who so much needs our love these days."
- Reetamaria Palomaki, TreeSister member, Finland
"There is a growing realization that forests are an essential bridge to a climate safe future. We urgently need to protect our remaining primary forests, regenerate cleared forests and restore what is degraded – and we have to act now!"
- Cyril Kormos, Vice-President for Policy at the Wild Foundation, IUCN-WCPA Vice-Chair for World Heritage, member of Project Drawdown's scientific advisory board, and member of the TreeSisters advisory board