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We are on a mission to regreen Africa and cool down the planet. Together with millions of farmers, and together with you.

We are in a global climate crisis. Our planet is warming fast. Luckily, there is a solution: If we bring back nature by applying cost-effective nature-based solutions, we can mitigate global warming by 37%! This will benefit nature, biodiversity and people everywhere, and help cool down our planet.

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our impact

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60,000 ha

of land are being restored

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6.3 million

trees regenerated

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145,000 +

semi-circular waterbunds dug

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291 million

people reached globally with our awareness campaigns

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6

Grass Seed Banks

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We are restoring 60 thousand hectares of land

Together with millions of farmers and pastoralists, we are restoring 60 thousand hectares of dry, degraded land. Bringing back vegetation has lots of positive effects on the climate, on the environment and biodiversity, on people and their livelihoods.

 

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We brought back over 6 million trees in 2.5 years

We bring back these forgotten tree stumps by using a technique called Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), or – as we like to call it: Kisiki Hai. This is more effective than planting new trees!

By regenerating those trees, we are able to restore the degraded areas and make these areas green and cool again.

 

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We dug over 145 thousand bunds

Bunds (or as we like to call them: “earth smiles”) are semi-circular shaped pits that capture rainwater.

They are dug in our project areas in Africa in order to capture rainwater that will otherwise get washed away over the dry, barren soil. By digging bunds, we can regreen a large area in a very short amount of time, benefiting biodiversity, nature, people and – eventually our climate.

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Inspire, Unite & Activate

If you want to make a global change, you need to be everywhere: news, ads, social channels, conversations, and above all in people’s hearts and minds. To do this, we use the power of media and communications, to build awareness and understanding and to show that together we can have a positive and significant impact on climate change.

Our global online and offline awareness campaigns are developed to promote nature-based solutions and to inspire, unite and activate an entire generation and grow a landscape restoration movement.

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A total of 6 grass seed banks in our programs

Within our grass seed banks, Maasai women grow, harvest, and sell grass (hay) and seeds. They make an income by selling them on local markets or to organizations. The grass seed banks form an oasis of green in the barren surroundings, and the hay the women harvest is food for their livestock in dry seasons.

In total we have 6 grass seed banks in Kuku and OOGR, Kenya.

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Making dry land green again The solution

We focus where we can realize the most impact: Africa. Our approach is to inspire and empower millions of subsistence farmers to regreen their land. The ripple effects of regreening Africa will benefit nature, biodiversity and people everywhere, and help cool our planet.

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We are on a mission to regreen Africa in the next 10 years, together with millions of farmers, and together with you. This is the decade of doing. Join us. Dig in. Cool down the planet.

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