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Working for a social business also means…

The whole team during the permaculture training session A social business is often defined by its main objective: it works to tackle a social and/or environmental problem in society, through commercial activities that must be economically sustainable. The definition also … Continue reading

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We Tree app for Participative Reforestation

Actress Audrey Dana, artist Yacine Aït Kaci alias YAK and photographer and director Christophe Offenstein team up to launch the application of “participative reforestation” We Tree. They want to give everyone the opportunity to be a caring actor of our … Continue reading

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A tree planted each 700 bags saved!

Partnering with PUR Projet, Les Hameaux Bio (cooperative of 4 stores in Loire-Atlantique, part of the Biocoop organic food distribution network) committed to reduce bread packaging by offering a reusable organic cotton bag at cash-desk.

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Awards ceremony of Arbres d’Avenir, french competition for agroforestry

Arbres d’Avenir, the first national competition for agroforestry organized by Fermes d’Avenir, AccorHotels and PUR Projet, supports farmers’ initatives to plant trees in agroforestry models on their farms. 34 project holders were granted € 200,000 with funds and support for … Continue reading

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Ethiopia, Sidama Agroforestry Project: certification update

Sidama Agroforestry Project ran its last review from Ecocert before validation of the project under the Reforestation and Solidarity standard*. This multi-component project with small-scale coffee farmers allowed more than 225,000 trees  to be planted between 2015 and 2016.

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Honduras, Aprosacao Reforestation Project : certification update

Aprosacao Reforestation Project ran its last review from Gold Standard* before Initial Certification. This community reforestation and agroforestry project with small-scale cocoa farmers allowed 200,000 trees to be planted between 2012 and 2015.

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Gran Pajatén Biosphere Reserve: meeting with FUNDAVI

To celebrate the recognition of the Gran Pajatén project at UNESCO through the recording of 2.4 million hectares in Peru as a biosphere reserve, our Peruvian heroes from the Fundacion Amazonia Viva (FUNDAVI) came to Paris on December 7th to … Continue reading

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A Papuan Adventure – In the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace with Fondation Iris

Emilia d’Avack, part of our project development team and marine expert, had the immense chance to participate last month in the ‘Science and Images’ expedition to Western Papua organised by the Fondation Iris. The Fondation Iris, spearheaded by Françoise Brenckman … Continue reading

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Walking the path from Awassa to Davos… the reconciling power of the tree – by Tristan Lecomte

In every country where we plant, from the poorest as in Awassa, Ethiopia, to the richest as in Davos, Switzerland, everywhere, trees continue to impress us with the magic of their many benefits. In Ethiopia, they are able to reduce … Continue reading

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Trees for Life – Sugarcane farmers in the Philippines are fighting the El Nino by planting trees

The El Nino has hit the Philippines particularly hard his year. A long drought brought along by the weather phenomenon has crippled a large part of the agricultural production. Crops are dying on the island of Oriental Negros due to … Continue reading

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