This sustainable venture not only promotes environmental education but helps maintain our environment while providing over 1.6 BILLION jobs to people who inhabit areas where work is less accessible. As global warming causes temperatures to rise, pollution and overheating are becoming a real threat to our environment. Trees create carbon dioxide that helps stabilize and cool the earth's temperature by 8 degrees Celsius.
Kenya's Kijabe Forest was once dominated by trees, but the land has become more desolate due to illegal deforestation, causing great harm to the environment. Much like the Amazon rainforest, these landscapes are essential for biodiversity.
The Kijabe forest is only about 5,000 hectares, with a community of almost 200,000 people that depend on its flora for clean and healthy water, wood, and agriculture.
The illegal timber harvesting that has taken place due to increasing pressure for land, significantly threatens this area. That is why it is important for us to maintain the natural environmental structures of this specific landscape.
The One Tree Project helps rebuild and restore one of the most important rainforests to our ecosystem, the Amazon, impacting biodiversity on a global scale. Through this project, we support communities who have been affected by deforestation in Latin America, ensuring the environment is taken care of for generations to come. If the Amazon rainforest ceased to exist, it would significantly disrupt the world's oxygen and carbon cycles. Lack of these vital elements, would cause species to go extinct due to loss of food security for inhabitants of the land. This is just one of the many reasons we are so passionate about maintaining these essential landscapes.