TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands. Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature every month, TreeSisters has so far planted over 25 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.
They fund a diverse portfolio of tropical reforestation projects that are ethical, community-led, expand natural forest cover and aim to avoid further deforestation. Their projects support local communities and improve livelihoods, protect critically endangered species, and focus on gender parity and the participation of women. They are a direct and measurable way to restore the web of life and mitigate climate change. They are actively encouraging the cultural shift required to grow from a consumer to a restorative culture. They encourage feminine leadership by providing resources, experiences and communities that inspire personal and collective action on behalf of the trees.
Why tropical trees?
Tropical forests are more than ‘the lungs’ of our world – they are the beating heart of the hydrological cycle. As weather stabilisers, rain creators and cleansers, they are intimately tied to our health and our food. They are ecological healers, crucial for biodiversity and major carbon sinks that absorb excess atmospheric carbon that otherwise acidifies our oceans. We cannot live without them. We are losing them at staggering rates. Destruction needs to stop and restoration needs to become the new norm.