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TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands.

Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature every month, TreeSisters has so far funded the planting of over 25 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.

 We fund a diverse portfolio of tropical reforestation projects that are ethical, community-led, expand natural forest cover and aim to avoid further deforestation. Our projects support local communities and improve livelihoods, protect critically endangered species, and focus on gender parity and the participation of women. They are a direct and measurable way to restore the web of life and mitigate climate change. We are actively encouraging the cultural shift required to grow from a consumer to a restorative culture. We encourage feminine leadership by providing resources, experiences and communities that inspire personal and collective action on behalf of the trees. 

 

A Statement from Dr. Jacqui Leaman-Grey, Ex-Chair of TreeSisters:

It is with great sadness that I step down from Chair of TreeSisters as my three-year term is up. It has been quite a journey, and something I will always remember with great fondness. 

In my time we recruited an amazing new leadership team and sorted many organisational issues, growing the Charity financially in the process with help from our Founder, Clare Dubois, and now set to grow further under the Senior Leadership Team. 

We have also recruited some amazing new Trustees with strong credentials. Among them: Vanessa Linforth, community-to-forest industry liaison; Meijia Ling, Fiduciary Risk Manager; María Inés Miranda, forester and founding member of Wise Women Chile; and Sital Punja, award-winning ethical entrepreneur. Anna Jenkins, a long standing TreeSisters Trustee, and founder, Ethical Change, a forest issues consultancy accepts the Co-Chair position alongside Jennifer Comeau, TreeSisters US Chair, and founder of Sunrise Hill Sanctuary, a climate buoyancy consultancy. With existing trustee, Jimena Paratcha, Transformative Events Producer and active community leader, the Board and leadership team will take TreeSisters to a new level globally. 

TreeSisters are learning to ‘be the change we want to see,’ continuing their strong focus on placing tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands, whilst still empowering the feminine, thereby providing a measurable way to help restore the web of life and mitigate climate change. I will stay involved in small ways and wish TreeSisters every success.

 
Issued: 14th April 2022

 

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