We Regenerate Rainforests

Exhibitor

iGiveTrees

 www.igivetrees.org

Team

Alana Lea
Sean Dixon-Sullivan
Camila Tati Barata
Yara Valverde

Location

Seattle | United States of America

Summary

In 2010 iGiveTrees began giving native species trees to Brazilian smallholders who wanted to restore their pastures to rainforest, funded by the international public. At that time the forest regulations were working relatively well, and there was a call to plant billions of trees to restore the watershed in the state of São Paulo.

However small regional tree growers weren't able to sell their trees because the government had made contracts with large commercial operations instead. That began our work, since we hoped to keep an association of 17 independent nurseries with a combined inventory of 250,000 trees in business. By 2019 only three of them remained.

In 2016 iGiveTrees was recognized by the French Ministry of Environment as one of “100 Projects for the Climate.” And as a result, we were invited to participate in COP22, COP23, COP24 and COP25 to share our stories. That story has always been to shine a light upon the small, the unseen and unheard, who were doing the right things despite all odds.

In 2019 we began supporting the work of PRETATERRA since they had great knowledge, skill and ability to teach communities how to begin or improve their existing agroforestry systems.

In 2020 we began supporting the work of CONTOUR LINES permaculture agroforestry in Guatemala, teaching local communities how to restore degraded mahogany forests while also growing food for the community.

In 2021 we began a new project focused upon restoration of the endangered Jussara palm within an existing syntropic agroforestry system at FAZENDA SERTÃO in the state of Rio de Janeiro. They will be expanding their project with family members in the state of Minas Gerais later this year to reintroduce the palm to its former habitat.

Contributions to iGiveTrees are tax deductible in the U.S.A.

Presentation

 

Image gallery

Videos

During COP25 in 2019, the 4p1000 Consortium event was held at the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture in Madrid. iGiveTrees presented the work of Brazilian field partners, sharing positive news from both the USA and Brazil about organic, regenerative reforestation and agroforestry projects.

iGiveTrees to Timburi - 2019-2020

500 trees donated by iGiveTrees to PRETATERRA were given to the municipality of Timburi, São Paulo to launch an agroforestry training and plantings  

10,000 trees were donated to the PRETATERRA teaching farm for planting during the pandemic in 2020.

8,000 Trees donated by iGiveTrees to Contour Lines in Guatemala 2020-2021

iGiveTrees 10th Anniversary Celebration - 2020

Planetary Health Alliance Festival 2021 - Environmental Art for 4p1000 & Project Drawdown were featured




Partnerships

Clients / Target group

Smallholders, nurseries and seed collectors in rural Brazil and Guatemala have benefited from the support of iGiveTrees since 2010.

Established collaborations and partnerships

iGiveTrees projects have been primarily supported by international crowdfunding, while now there are a number of private foundations also contributing to the expansion of our reach. OneEarth Foundation is now representing one of our projects in the state of São Paulo, with a second in the works in the state of Rio de Janeiro: https://www.oneearth.org/projects/restoring-degraded-lands-by-planting-100-hectares-of-regenerative-agroforestry-systems-in-sao-paulo-state-brazil/

Desired collaborations and partnerships

We intend to collaborate with more Foundations to benefit existing smallholders' projects, particularly in Brazil. Many of our field partners have been overlooked for their funding needs until they received recognition for their ability to regenerate their land, by applying agroforestry principles from a variety of viewpoints, and to influence their communities to do the same. We are not seeking new field partners at this time.

Time for discussion (Video Chat)

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Handouts

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