In alignment with the United Nations SDGs Active Giving has selected environmental projects based on their proven ability to aid the fight against climate change. Currently, afforestation sequesters 4.7 Tons CO2 per hectare per year totaling a third of total sequestered carbon globally and is one of the best proven methods of carbon capture in operation. This is why Active Giving converts trackable fitness activities into trees planted.
Our project partners use trees to generate the following social and environmental impact with their work:
Air Quality: Trees sequester CO2 and other gaseous pollutants and provide clean air for us to breathe.
Water Quality: Trees and its surrounding soil hold runoff water and avoid contaminants from entering surface water.
Bio-Diversity: Trees provide a habitat for animals and insects to thrive which increases biodiversity.
Health & wellness: Trees contribute to mental well-being, relieve stress and serve as a source of medicine. With Active Giving they now promote physical activity.
Soil & Soil Health: Trees anchor soil with its roots and avoid landslides. Trees can also filter chemicals and pollutants from the soil into less harmful forms. Falling fruits of trees provide the soil with nutrients.
Food and Forest Products: Trees can provide food and products from which people can make a living.
About Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future identifies a group of farmers—typically 300 families at a time —who have both a great need for assistance and a high likelihood of success. Farmers provide the land, labor, and water; a powerful, entrepreneurial determination; and an inspiring sense of ownership. TREES provides training, mentoring, seeds, and nursery supplies for each family. They guide the large groups of farmers through the process of using trees to protect, diversify, and eventually optimize their crop land. They continue working with farmers for the four years it takes to fully establish the Forest Garden, offering ongoing coaching and regular site visits.
About Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. They hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Their “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.
Read more about Eden Forest on their website.
About World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief is an international non-profit organization that mobilizes people through the Power of Bicycles. They envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihoods. In rural developing regions, millions of people walk as primary mode of transportation. Without access to education, health care and economic opportunities, people continue to live in poverty and die from treatable diseases. World Bicycle Relief is changing that by building and distributing rugged, specially designed, locally assembled, high quality bicycles to students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs.
Read more about World Bicycle Relief on their website.
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