Your February Newsletter
Total Trees Funded To Date: 22,921,713
And just like that, it’s already February. Time feels like it’s on fast forward at the moment but it also feels like such an exciting time to be part of TreeSisters. We have big growth plans for the year, new team members joining and stripping back to what really matters - all while remaining a nurturing space for our amazing community committed to replenishing the world’s forests. We’re really excited about where we’re going and can’t wait to bring you on this journey with us. Thank you for your ongoing support.
This month, you are invited to…
- Skip the flowers this Valentine’s Day and give the gift of trees instead. By sending your loved ones a TreeSisters ecard your donation can help to reforest our planet and take direct action against climate change. What could be more romantic than that?
- Gather with us on the 16th of February for this month's Full Moon call, as we explore the forest floor for the next three months with Abi Denyer-Bewick.
- Hear updates from some of our previous guests for our Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth series on the 22nd of February.
- Join our February Forest Floor Community Sistering calls live on Zoom. Details can be found in our online community, TreeSisters Nest.
- Hear a Creative InnerView with Author Mary Reynolds Thompson on the 5th of February. Details can be found in our online community, TreeSisters Nest.
For this month’s Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth series on February 22nd, we wanted to check in with some of the amazing people who have appeared on our series to get an update on them and their projects. This will include updates from Hands for the Little in Africa, Robert Moreira in Argentina, and Chantal de Wainer from EcoPower, among others, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.
Also, sign up to our mailing list here so you’ll be first to hear about our next guest when we pick up our conversations again in March. We look forward to seeing you then.
Join us for the full moon on the 16th of February to explore the forest floor, guided by TreeSisters Groves Programme Manager, Abi Denyer-Bewick. This is an invitation to enter the tiny universe of wonder beneath us when we encounter a forest.
In February, our moon journey finds us exploring the medicine of moss, embedded in the floor of the forest, around the roots of the tree, soft moist moss uniting the living and decaying matter of the forest floor. You are invited to become intimate with the micro-universe that is moss, marvel at its intelligence and take time to come to know your own mossy nature.
These gatherings are an opportunity to slow down and listen. Just as these life forms are constantly listening and communicating for the creation of harmony and balance, so are the voices within us. Come and be welcomed however you are, drop into the pause under the bright light of the fullness of the moon and connect across the world to create poetry together from our interactions with the life of the forest floor.
- In this blog, we reflect on 7 Days of Rest and invite you to sit in stillness and deepen the connection with our extended tree family through TreeSisters guided meditations.
- 5th of February, hear from Author Mary Reynolds Thompson in the Creative InnerView. Full details can be found within our online community, TreeSisters Nest.
- 7th February at 4pm PT and 8th February at 8am PT, join Kathleen for our live community Forest Floor Sistering calls hosted twice every two weeks to suit multiple time zones. Full details can be found within our online community, TreeSisters Nest.
- 16th of February, explore the forest floor with Abi. This is an invitation to enter the tiny universe of wonder beneath us when we encounter a forest. Sign up to receive email notifications.
- 22nd of February, join us for Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth, which features updates from previous guests, Hands for the Little in Africa, Robert Moreira in Argentina, and Chantal de Wainer from EcoPower, among others.
Partner Events featuring the TreeSister Team
- TreeSisters Founder, Clare Dubois recently spoke to Nigel Bennett and Devon Kenzo from IMPACT podcast, You can watch this conversation on YouTube here or listen through the links above.
Did you know, Madagascar is home to over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don't exist anywhere else in the world? Your donations support local communities in their efforts to restore a vital and exclusive forest ecosystem, which is a habitat for six species of endangered lemurs.
Find out more about how your donations are directly making a difference in Madagascar and globally here.
Image credit to Eden Reforestation Projects