The unique and exceptionally important Canopy Project was developed by the Earth Day Network as part of their initiative to protect and preserve the environment as well as numerous natural areas for the benefit of all communities.
Rather than focusing on the extensive
re-establishment of compromised forest areas, their aim is to uplift
disadvantaged communities by assisting them to establish food security
and developing a sustainable economy by reversing the effect of land
degradation through planting trees that provide food and energy
resources as well as income for the whole community.
increase of devastating storms and floods which often lead to massive,
destructive, landslides, stabilising ground through re-introducing or
increasing tree coverage over large areas is vital.
this reason, in 2012, the Earth Day Network along with the Global
Poverty Project made a commitment to planting 10 million trees over a
period of five years as part of their upliftment project in
disadvantaged communities worldwide.
To date, the Canopy Project has planted over 1.5 million trees in disadvantaged communities in 18 countries.
Haiti, where earthquakes caused massive landslides some years ago, a
phenomenal 500,000 trees have already been planted while in three high
poverty areas of Uganda, to provide local communities with soil
stability, fuel, fencing and most importantly - food, 350,000 trees have
This fantastic project is making a huge difference
to countless impoverished communities all over the world including
countries such as the United States, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Australia,
France, Canada, Spain and Japan to mention just a few.
valuable project is supported by sponsors as well as individual
donations and is part of a worldwide network of non-profit tree planting
The Canopy Project works in association with the
United Nations Environment Programme’s ‘Billion Trees Campaign’ where
every tree that is planted counts towards ‘A Billion Acts of Green’.
are we able to help in our own communities? South Africa has numerous
reforestation projects on the go, including Greenpop which we wrote
about in our newsletter a few months ago. Read about it HERE.
By donating to initiatives such as The Canopy Project or Greenpop, you
will be making a significant contribution to helping our fragile
environment become stronger and better equipped to support people.
Share your stories with us! Let us know what you have been doing in your own communities!