gift card reading 'Spread Joy' Looking for holiday gifts? Give the gift of giving with a GlobalGiving gift card! Shop Gift Cards

Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa

by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa

Summary

The capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone is prone to environmental disasters such as flooding and landslides. This is partly because of the deforestation of the surrounding hills, where trees and the vegetation have been indiscriminately cut down for firewood and unplanned housing. This project is helping to restore vegetation by planting trees in the surrounding hills. Our efforts are focused on reversing deforestation as recommended by the Environment Protection Agency.

$5,000
total goal
$4,458
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Degradation and deforestation of the world's tropical forests are cumulatively responsible for about 10% of net global carbon emissions. In Sierra Leone, the serious and accelerating rate of deforestation is not only threatening biodiversity and ecosystem balance in the country but is also contributing to global climate change. In Freetown, the run-off water from the surrounding hills results in flooding and loss of property each year.

Solution

This project is helping to address deforestation by planting trees, in the hills above Freetown and also in the peninsular area. Reforestation by planting one tree at a time will help to reverse the effects of deforestation. This project and your support will provide the ongoing funds needed to purchase seedlings, cover the cost of staffing and other tree-planting expenses. As more trees are planted, the risk of life and property due to flooding decreases.

Long-Term Impact

By restoring vegetation and the forest, we are helping to combat global warming. We are also helping to reduce runoff water from the hills. The trees will help to reduce landslides and rock slides that have resulted in the loss of life. Reforestation is essential for the overall health and quality of life of the community. Reforestation will benefit the local ecosystem by providing vegetation and restoring biodiversity.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Rainstorm and floods - environmental damage
REDD Desk

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Amy Baty-Herbert
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.