Planting trees to save the planet!

by Iracambi
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
Planting trees to save the planet!
An invitation to join us.....
An invitation to join us.....

Dear wonderful donors,

Eighteen months ago we launched Planting Trees to Save the Planet in response to growing concern worldwide about the climate crisis.

And thanks to you, dear donors, we have raised $70,000 – enough to plant thousands more trees. We couldn’t have done it without your generous support.

So now for the newsflash.

We’re embarking on a big new adventure, and we´d love to invite you to join us! As we have mentioned in previous letters from the field, we’ve been challenged to increase our forestry goal from 10,000 - 55,000 trees, and to consolidate our forestry programs.

So we’re folding this project into its sister project Forests4Water Community Climate Action (project number 22098) and focusing all our efforts on getting 55,000 trees into the ground by the end of 2022.

We´ll be working with community members to join existing forest fragments into one big beautiful forest corridor to store carbon, protect water, provide habitat for wildlife, and create jobs. How exciting is that? And it wouldn´t have happened without covid.

Wherever we live and whatever we do, covid19 forced us all to stop in our tracks, take stock and adapt our way of working.

Here at Iracambi it’s been hard losing the dozens of students and researchers who “normally” join us to work on the challenges of biodiversity conservation and sustainability. We never realized how much we would miss the hordes of excited schoolkids who have their first taste of rainforest science on our forest trails.

But, looking on the bright side, planting trees turns out to be the ideal socially distanced activity!

And we can’t sign off without expressing our deepest thanks to so many people.

To our forestry mentor, who challenged us to move WAY out of our comfort zone and expand our tree planting goal by a factor of five.

To the backroom boys and girls at GlobalGiving who kept our global community encouraged and supported during these difficult times.

And most of all to you, dear donors and supporters. Your generous donations kept us smiling on the rainiest and muddiest of days.

We couldn´t do what we do without you!

Please join us in Forest4Water ( https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/forests-4-water ) and let’s continue the adventure together!

With much love from

The Iracambi Team

One seedling - 54.999 to go!
One seedling - 54.999 to go!
Here's one more!
Here's one more!
Future forest!
Future forest!

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Its always Earth Day
Its always Earth Day

Dear Rainforest Champions,    

First of all we want to send you a big thank you for your amazing support to our tree planting activities. With your help. we´re restoring the magnificent Atlantic Rainforest, and every year we´re doing more and better. 

And, in case you hadn´t noticed it yet.... 

This is the week!

It´s Climate Action Week, and we´re inviting you to join us in saying a big, collective Happy Birthday to Planet Earth!

And we´re working on the best present we can think of  – our pledge to plant 55,000 trees by the end of next year.

ALL week, ALL donations are matched at 100% for the first $100! 

This is the first time this has ever happened on this platform. Thank you, GlobalGiving!  

And here´s an important note. The project that has been selected this year for the Climate Action Campaign is our sister program Forests4Water Community Climate Action so please make a donation there if you possibly can, because it will attract a match! 

A quick word on our goal of planting 55,000 trees. Our extraordinary and wonderful forestry mentor challenged us to up our forestry goal substantially. 

Why?

Because climate change won´t wait. 

We accepted the challenge, and we´re on the case. We have the land, we have community interest, we've been working hard on fundraising, and all we need is more cash to finance making and buying in the seedlings, and paying for the labor costs of planting and maintaining the baby trees.   

So how can you help?

There's a couple of different ways.
1. Make a donation if you can!

2. Spread the word among your friends, family, and colleagues, encouraging them to share our link on their networks and join you in donating.

Together we can get those trees planted, storing carbon, helping to mitigate the effects of global warming, extending habitat for rainforest animals, keeping zoonotic diseases where they belong, and doing our part to restore the earth.

So would you join us and make a donation towards planting fifty acres of rainforest?

Every donation this week is matched at 100% for the first $100!

Thank you all so much, and please stay safe,

with rainforest hugs from the Iracambi Forestry Team  

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Happy Earth Day!
Happy Earth Day!

Hey there, friends, donors and supporters wherever you are on this beautiful earth! 

We hope you are doing well and that you can finally see light at the end of the covid tunnel? 

And we want to give you a special vote of thanks for your amazing support to our reforestry program. And to remind you that next week is Earth Day. It´s not just Earth Day, it´s Climate Action Week (April 19-23) so let´s get busy! 

Because the climate crisis won´t wait.   

And because the Earth does so much for us every minute of every day, we´d like to invite you to join us in giving her a big, beautiful present on her special day.  

Can you guess what it is?

No, it´s not the sort of present that comes gift wrapped with a big bow. It´s more like the gift that keeps on giving.

Here´s the scoop. We´re going to plant, not 10,000, not 20,000, not 30,000 but 55,000 rainforest trees by the end of next year. All part of restoring the majestic Atlantic Forest.

Fifty acres of rainforest. Storing carbon, providing clean air and fresh water, restoring habitat for forest animals and helping keep zoonotic dieases where they belong. Because when we destroy habitat, we increase the likelihood of these diseases spreading to humans. And causing a catastrophic pandemic like covid19 that spreads around the world like wildfire.

Together we can restore the forest, mitigate the effects of global warming and help avoid the next pandemic. How cool is that?  

One important headsup. The project that was selected to feature in this year´s Climate Action Campaign is  Forests4Water   and donations to that link will attract matching funding.

So will you join us in saying a big thank you to this beautiful planet? Here´s how you can help. Would you be on for spreading the word in your networks of friends, family and colleagues, and asking them to join you in donating to the big birthday present for Planet Earth? All donations, whether one off or monthly, are matched at 100% for the first $100 - how about that for an easy way to double your impact?

Thank you so much, dear donors, please take care and we´ll talk soon,

with rainforest love from the Iracambi Tree Planting Team 

PS Don´t forget to tell everyone about the 100% matching funds! (Thank you, GlobalGiving!) 

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Forest nursery
Forest nursery

Dear wonderful donors,

First and foremost, we want to send you a big thank you for your unfailingly generous support for this forestry project. Thanks to you we raised over $65,000 in fifteen months, and reached a whole new level of excellence.

Which means that we´re now in a position to do more – far more, and, hopefully, far better. 

Backing up a little. When we started planting trees, twenty-something years ago, we did it because we understood that it was the most important thing that we could do.

That was before most people were even dimly aware of climate change.

Now it’s very different and it’s increasingly obvious that there is no time to waste. And as a member of a coalition of Brazilian organizations dedicated to restoring the Atlantic Forest (Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest), we take our joint commitment very seriously indeed.

So, since the beginning of 2021, the Iracambi team is pledged to focus exclusively on planting trees and on the education that is an inseparable part of ecosystem restoration. So here is a snapshot of what is going on in preparation for the next planting season, later in the year.

Our forestry coordinator Alfredo is monitoring and maintaining all the young trees that we planted this season. The first few months after planting are crucial to their survival, and Alfredo is determined to ensure that they make it.

Back in the forest nursery, coordinator Deivid is working flat out to expand our capacity, initially from 10,000 to 15,000 seedlings and then to double that. He and his team are building new seedling tables, setting up shade and irrigation, making a new greenhouse cum seed storage area, collecting seeds from the forest and making seedlings for next season´s planting. 

In a few weeks time, we´ll be expanding the team with the addition of a new forest technician cum data manager, whose job it will be to collect all the planting data and upload it to our GIS mapping site, (so that our donors can see where the trees are planted, and that we can improve our quality control.) And, in the meantime, the finance team is busy crunching the numbers and completing the budgeting forecast for 2020-2022 planting seasons.

And that´s not to mention the backroom girls and boys who document the planting, write the reports, and make sure that we´re in touch with local community members and responsive to their forestry needs.

So, when the rainy season rolls around in October/November, we´ll be ready to burst into action and start planting 55000 trees. Thirty hectares. Fifty acres. It´s going to involve a lot of people, but we´ll be ready.

Thank you, thank you for supporting us!

with much love and gratitude from the Iracambi Forestry Team 

Critical care for baby trees
Critical care for baby trees
Nursery irrigation
Nursery irrigation
Water engineering!
Water engineering!
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Marcelo, new nursery team member
Marcelo, new nursery team member

Dear donors,

How's it going with you? We really hope you are doing well and inching towards getting the vaccine – or may even already be vaccinated?

It seems hard to remember the old normal, doesn’t it? But the new normal is pretty full-on in our neck of the woods.

We’ve been enlarging the forest nursery, starting with building more seed tables. This involves cutting wood for the supports, welding together the framework, painting it with anti-rust paint, wiring on the heavy duty mesh, and then erecting the removable shading. Each seed table holds around 350 seedlings, maybe more now that we’ve ordered smaller bags to plant them in.

And then there’s the irrigation system. It may seem odd to talk of irrigation in a rainforest, but it doesn't rain every single day, and young seedlings can be very thirsty!

You can get an idea of what we've been doing from the photos, and we’re showing the older model of seedling table which is made of bamboo so you can compare it with the improved model. 

We’re very excited to be enlarging the nursery and want to send you all a big thank you for making this possible.

Between us we’re planting trees, planting ideas and planting hope!

Lots of rainforest love, and look after yourselves,

Deivid and the Iracambi foresters.

PS You see the guy in the cover picture? He's Marcelo, new forest nursery team member. We'll tell you more about him in our next letter.

bamboo seedling table
bamboo seedling table
New improved seedling table
New improved seedling table
Shaded table
Shaded table
irrigation system
irrigation system
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Iracambi

Location: Rosario da Limeira, MG - Brazil
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Alielle Canedo
Rosario da Limeira, MG Brazil

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