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Planting trees

Suriname is home to the Amazon and a great diversity of plants and animals. But that beautiful nature is very vulnerable. The forests are threatened by climate influences and human actions. Conservation International Suriname has been working there for years on various fronts to restore and protect nature.

Everyone is now familiar with the consequences if nature deteriorates. Not only for the animals that live in those forests, but also for the people who directly depend on them for their livelihood, and for all the people of the world. We want Conservation International Suriname happy to help with their mission.

Everyone is now familiar with the consequences if nature deteriorates. Not only for the animals that live in those forests, but also for the people who directly depend on them for their livelihood, and for all the people of the world. We want Conservation International Suriname happy to help with their mission.

How do we plant trees with our partners and why do we pay 7 euros per tree? Planting a healthy forest requires more than soil, a seed and some water. The trees must be cared for and protected.

In this photo the tree is in its second stage. The seed has first grown in the ground into a very small tree, and will now continue to grow in this wrapper for a while. These trees are in a shelter, where they are protected from the weather and wildlife. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that wild elephants or large wildlife destroy these shelters and seedlings.

The shelters are not always close to the location where the trees will be planted. For example because there is no room there, or for the safety of the people. This means that the baby trees are transported in their wrappers to the planting locations. These are often hard-to-reach areas. That is why this is done, among other things, with off-road mopeds by the local population.

The shelters are not always close to the location where the trees will be planted. For example because there is no room there, or for the safety of the people. This means that the baby trees are transported in their wrappers to the planting locations. These are often hard-to-reach areas. That is why this is done, among other things, with off-road mopeds by the local population.

It is not always necessary to grow the baby trees in shelters. Here, in Tanzania, the baby trees are sufficiently protected. For example, there is sufficient shade from surrounding trees. This tree nursery is close to the village, whose people help to plant the trees. They are also rewarded for this, and the money benefits the entire community.

Learned young is done old. These children learn from an early age how important the Rainforest is, for them and for the world. Here they learn about biodiversity, wildlife and how they can earn a living with it later in life – without damaging the forest. Families often have many children and need food, clothing, health care and education. The income that the communities receive for planting trees is used for this. So all GreenTix saved directly benefits these people.

Learned young is done old. These children learn from an early age how important the Rainforest is, for them and for the world. Here they learn about biodiversity, wildlife and how they can earn a living with it later in life – without damaging the forest. Families often have many children and need food, clothing, health care and education. The income that the communities receive for planting trees is used for this. So all GreenTix saved directly benefits these people.

Friends for life! Tanzania is a beautiful country, with beautiful people. These people are proud of their country and would like to contribute to preserve the unique nature for the future. This country is open to everyone, inside and outside the nature reserves. Do you also want to do something for these schools, for example? Sign up quickly at GreenTix!

On Sumatra, planting new trees with our partner SOS a very special meaning. Here the Rainforest is home to the orangutan. This animal is most closely related to humans. Deep in the jungle we find tree planting projects that often work there for years on end. This is done from the cabins. The SOS employees often sleep and cook here for weeks on end until they are relieved. It is a hard life, full of dangers, but is performed with enormous passion. SOS also takes in sick or injured orangutans and moves them to a safe shelter. There they are cared for until they can live independently again, and then they are returned to nature.

On Sumatra, planting new trees with our partner SOS a very special meaning. Here the Rainforest is home to the orangutan. This animal is most closely related to humans. Deep in the jungle we find tree planting projects that often work there for years on end. This is done from the cabins. The SOS employees often sleep and cook here for weeks on end until they are relieved. It is a hard life, full of dangers, but is performed with enormous passion. SOS also takes in sick or injured orangutans and moves them to a safe shelter. There they are cared for until they can live independently again, and then they are returned to nature.

An NGO, like Church in Tanzania, consists of many people. This amazing team is committed to protecting the Rainforest and all its inhabitants, humans and animals. They also check that the wood is harvested according to our partner's guidelines FSC. The sustainable felling of wood is an absolute must for Tanzania. This can only be done sustainably by planting new trees.

Recently, GreenTix has also entered into a partnership with Redd+ Business Initiative. They, like us, are committed to the rainforests and want to combat climate change. So by joining forces we can achieve even more!

Recently, GreenTix has also entered into a partnership with Redd+ Business Initiative. They, like us, are committed to the rainforests and want to combat climate change. So by joining forces we can achieve even more!
Humanity, our most important core value. Where did it go wrong? How can we fix it? Can we still fix it? We are all GreenTix. It's not just about offsetting CO2. It's about our behaviour, being connected to that which gives us oxygen every day and so much more: the Rainforest and its inhabitants.

Our success formula

There are countless companies and foundations that help people and companies become more sustainable. We can buy trees, have CO2 emission certificates destroyed, or compensate the CO2 emissions of an airline ticket or purchase for a small additional cost. Companies often show off these sustainable initiatives, and the bill ends up with the customer. Or trees are planted for 50 cents, and afterwards nobody cares.

We think that's not right. Scientific knowledge is needed to plant a healthy and biodiverse forest, which can also cope with current climate changes. The local population must be involved, help with planting and maintain and above all protect the forests.

In general, the communities in areas where trees are planted are very poor. The people who live in and around the rainforests often have a great need for education, health care, food and clothing. We are convinced that we must help them with those basic needs before we can expect them to play an active role in planting and protecting the rainforests.

For this reason, we pay our partners 7 euros – so 140 GreenTix – per tree. This success formula really means a boom for the GreenTix saved. It will still be there in decades, and will still absorb CO2. With 140 GreenTix you are not only investing in the climate, but also in society. Climate Change and Humanity. That is the only way to achieve success together. You, companies and consumers, we and the local population work together for a better future.

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