This wonderful news comes to us from Madagascar.
A nonprofit organization has achieved the feat of planting 250 million trees in the last 15 years and they have done this by hiring the poorest of the poor.
We all know how important trees are in the environment. But scarcely any of us do much to aid reforestation. Trees release much-needed oxygen to the atmosphere while at the same time absorb carbon dioxide from the environment. Trees help to maintain the much needed ecological balance.
Last decades have seen an accelerated growth in deforestation whereby large numbers of trees have been cut down in the name of progress. While progress is commendable it doesn’t have to come at the expense of trees. This is why organizations like Eden Reforestation are so important. They give back to the environment in a positive manner and their scale of operation ensures that they make a notable difference.
Eden Reforestation is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. They hire the very poor to rebuild natural landscapes which are destroyed by deforestation. A large number of local poor people is hired and they are paid handsome wages to do the job.
The organization employs villagers in the thousands and provides them with the education and tools necessary to plant, grow and protect till maturity millions of trees every year. By paying the poor people for the job, the organization ensures that trees are protected and nourished as they grow up.
The CEO of the company, Steven Fitch announced that the organization had planted 250 million trees throughout all of their project nations; he continues that in a few years they will be doing 250 million trees every year.
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