Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, making them important weapons against climate change. They also provide habitat for wildlife, prevent soil erosion and clean the air, contributing to healthy micro-climate and water levels building the basis for biodiversity.
The nursery and planting, tending and monitoring work means sustainable income opportunities which particularly women benefit from. At the same time, incentives for illegal logging are countered via education and financial empowerment.
We work with local partners in countries in the Global South that focus on reforesting degraded areas with new mixed forests (natural reforestation) and/or providing trees to surrounding farmers to include into their agricultural practices (agroforestry).
Only native tree species with high survival rates will be planted. For natural reforestation, only diverse mixed forests are planted and mono cultures are prohibited.
All projects involve local communities, giving help to self-help. Cultural traditions are strictly considered.
Only projects with high ethical standards and fair wages are chosen after a careful due diligence.
The planted trees are not owned by Impact Hero but the land belongs to the farmers (agroforestry projects) or land titles are granted to the local communities through long- term contracts (natural reforestation projects).
We choose either projects already able to properly track or monitor the trees or projects which we can empower.
All our projects support SDGs and have a special focus
tailored to their region.
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