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  • Carbon Free Christmas - Green Earth Appeal
    Mali Senegal Tanzania Uganda AMERICAS Brazil Colombia Haiti Honduras ASIA India Philippines Contact partners Partner Log in Contact Gift a tree Tree Planting Grant Application Skip to content You are here Home How We Help Carbon Free Christmas Carbon Free Christmas Launching 2013 Participating Venues include Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar Grill Nottingham Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view

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  • Carbon Free Caterers - Green Earth Appeal
    offer locally sourced organic and fair trade catering for all private and corporate events for 6 600 guests including weddings dinner parties openings annual events and product launches To complement their sumptuous canapés buffets and other dishes Organic Spirit offer a bespoke cocktail design service and are the only company in the United Kingdom to offer organic cocktails for events Organic Spirit are proud of their extensive wine list from organic and bio dynamic vineyards Carbon Free Caterers We are all aware that creating an event which promotes sustainability is important and should start with an ethical catering company Carbon Free Caterers is an initiative operated by the United Nations Environment programme partner The Green Earth Appeal The initiative works with catering companies who have an integral belief that important occasions like weddings parties and corporate events should leave people with a feeling that they have not only had great food and a fantastic experience but that they have also had a positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants Carbon Free Catering partners promote sustainability and work with their customers to provide an atmosphere of positivity The founding partner of the initiative is Organic Spirit the UK s leading organic catering company Organic Spirit offer all the events they cater for the option of adding just 99p per head This optional contribution means that a single fruit tree is planted on behalf of every person attending the event These fruit trees not only offset the carbon footprint of the production of the food but also the travel of all guests making the whole thing a carbon neutral event The trees have further benefits because the communities in the developing world who receive the fruit trees are also given education and resources to build sustainable lifestyles and removing the need

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  • One Child One Tree - Green Earth Appeal
    One Child One Tree project is intended to launch a drive that will empower children to learn more and appreciate the environment to learn how to utilize it while protecting it Individual children will be provided with the resources for planting trees and receive training workshops and ongoing education to ensure the sustainability of the project outcomes The major approach of this project is Education Information and Communication EIC on the one hand and active participation on the other It will also involve activities that will aim at leaving a green mark on Besongabang Football for Hope Centre s landscape and Mamfe municipality This project will make a real contribution towards our priorities of greening natural resource protection environmental enhancement sustainable and child participation based on economic motivation and awareness This project will also contribute to national priorities regarding environmental conservation Problem statement Justification of the proposed project In the Manyu Region 51 of the population is living below the poverty line The prolonged inadequate development of roads has been responsible for the poor performance of the economy and impacts upon environmental issues The local people have been resorting to cutting trees as the only way of survival and this has led to deforestation and degradation in the area In turn inadequate intervention in development projects and biting poverty has been increasingly evidenced The common form of deforestation and degradation in the area includes Over clearing down trees Bush burning for farming Boosting tree planting will be a key cornerstone to green the environment Major goal To promote participatory micro interventions based on individual children for environmental conservation and protection Specific Objectives To engage children in landscaping and tree planting To equip children with knowledge and skills on environmental protection and preservation and how to use the environment profitably while protecting it To increase the green cover in the Football for Hope Centre by undertaking tree planting in the compound To create and promote self sustaining environmentalism clubs in the centre Expected results The centre will be equipped with nursery beds Children of the neighboring primary schools will be mentored Ten thousand trees will be planted within the area of coverage and Mamfe town Environmental youth clubs will be established in the centre Target Group The project will primarily target children The Project Description The overall idea underlying this project is to enhance children s awareness knowledge and skills to help them make informed decisions that affect environmental quality The project is designed to empower children educating them to become independent eco learners and instruments of sustainable change The children will play an integral part in helping to achieve the objectives of the project The ultimate output to be achieved at the end of its implementation is that children will be empowered with knowledge and motivation to be good environmental stewards and that at least 10 000 trees will have been planted within the centre and Mamfe town Considering that currently the children do not own resources of their own

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  • Where We Help - Green Earth Appeal
    workshops on tree planting and environmental conservation practices Read more Ethiopia Programme Summary In Ethiopa our projects continue to go from strength to strength Our latest achievements include the four community nurseries now established in Konso in the southwest and a further twenty community nurseries in Dimtu located in the centre of the country In 2011 1 500 000 seedlings were distributed Read more Honduras Programme Summary Our latest achievements in Honduras include the distribution of more than 5 000 000 seeds and in excess of 200 000 trees planted with our Partners Network In addition to this there has been an increased effort in targeted agroforestry Read more Senegal Programme Summary Our partner organisations have successfully planted more than 170 000 trees in the Kaffrine region and southeast Senegal Also in Kaffrine 500 000 Jatropha curcas seedlings were sold In the southeast region of Kedaougou local farmers have worked with our partner organisations in developing the agroforestry demonstration site designed to train farmers and ensure economic stability for those communities Read more Cameroon Programme Summary Our recent achievements include the creation of an agroforestry centre operating in Liebialem an area situated in southwest Cameroon To date we have successfully planted over 2 000 000 trees These trees were planted through 171 farm cooperatives Read more Haiti Programme Summary During 2008 in Leogane Haiti over 200 farmers with the assistance of our Partners Network planted over 250 000 trees With increased capacity and a growing network of organisations collaborating on the Haiti project over 1 000 000 fruit and forest trees were planted along the Arcadine Coast Read more Mali Programme Summary Our most recent achievements in Mali have been projects resulting in farmers in five regions planting 135 000 trees Read more Burundi Programme Summary The aim of the project in 2009 was to unify the previously conflicted peoples of Burundi In planting 1 000 000 trees in the four provinces of Burundi our Partners Network succeeded in making significant progress towards the unification of Hutu and Tutsi peoples The main goals of the project were to bring peace to Burundi and unify its people Through the programme more than 100 000 inhabitants of five provinces have benefitted from education programmes In addition to these original aims of restoring peace to Burundi and the reintegration of historically conflicted peoples land has also been regenerated and there are now increased opportunities for generations to come A legacy of Hutu and Tutsi peoples working together to create their own income and enhance their diet Read more Colombia Programme Summary 100 000 trees have reached maturity from our tree planting programmes in Colombia In addition to this five nurseries have been created The legacy continues with sixty graduates of agroforestry training programmes taking what they have learnt and spreading the important message of sustainability Read more Kenya Programme Summary To date in Kenya our partner organisations have been successful in the planting of over 4 500 000 seeds and have distributed 3

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  • AFRICA - Green Earth Appeal
    school projects and sixty six community groups the projects have ensured that over 730 trees have been planted Read more Tanzania Programme Summary Our partner network to date have ensured through their projects that nearly 1 500 000 seeds have been distributed through their projects In addition to this there have been six workshops on tree planting and environmental conservation practices Read more Ethiopia Programme Summary In Ethiopa our projects continue to go from strength to strength Our latest achievements include the four community nurseries now established in Konso in the southwest and a further twenty community nurseries in Dimtu located in the centre of the country In 2011 1 500 000 seedlings were distributed Read more Senegal Programme Summary Our partner organisations have successfully planted more than 170 000 trees in the Kaffrine region and southeast Senegal Also in Kaffrine 500 000 Jatropha curcas seedlings were sold In the southeast region of Kedaougou local farmers have worked with our partner organisations in developing the agroforestry demonstration site designed to train farmers and ensure economic stability for those communities Read more Cameroon Programme Summary Our recent achievements include the creation of an agroforestry centre operating in Liebialem an area situated in southwest Cameroon To date we have successfully planted over 2 000 000 trees These trees were planted through 171 farm cooperatives Read more Mali Programme Summary Our most recent achievements in Mali have been projects resulting in farmers in five regions planting 135 000 trees Read more Burundi Programme Summary The aim of the project in 2009 was to unify the previously conflicted peoples of Burundi In planting 1 000 000 trees in the four provinces of Burundi our Partners Network succeeded in making significant progress towards the unification of Hutu and Tutsi peoples The main goals of the

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  • Burundi - Green Earth Appeal
    In addition to these original aims of restoring peace to Burundi and the reintegration of historically conflicted peoples land has also been regenerated and there are now increased opportunities for generations to come A legacy of Hutu and Tutsi peoples working together to create their own income and enhance their diet Background One of the poorest African nations Burundi has struggled to recover from generations of conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples the widespread Aids epidemic and the decline of the country s resources Growth and development is further hampered by natural disasters which threaten its recovery Poor land management has damaged the agricultural prospects for the majority of the population who still rely upon the land as their main form of sustenance and income In addition to this many of the world s endangered species native to Burundi are also under threat The Response In 1996 re education programmes in sustainable farming methods and small community projects started in Burundi Reclaiming previously barren land to plant trees was our partner s first step in creating the opportunities required to enable Burundians to provide sustainable food sources for themselves Choosing multi functioning trees to plant has enabled the communities to ensure the land is effectively managed Providing livestock with feed the land with manure to fertilise future crops fast growing trees for fuel and perhaps most importantly the planting of Moringa Oleifera also known as the miracle tree for food have greatly improved the situation in Burundi In Burundi where over half of all children under five suffer from malnutrition this tree has become vitally important Moringa Oleifera yields a crop of edible vegetation which contains beneficial nutritional content such as high levels of vitamin A and calcium It assists in combating blindness and many other terrible conditions and

    Original URL path: http://www.greenearthappeal.org/where-we-help/africa/burundi (2016-02-18)
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  • Cameroon - Green Earth Appeal
    and farmers took part in agroforestry training Schools community groups and NGOs were involved in a project which saw a huge quantity of tree seeds disseminated Over 2 000 000 trees were planted in 2008 and the number of farmers involved reached two thousand The project extended to a School Forest Garden programme involving eight schools in the southwest Further projects were undertaken in the western highlands region to tackle issues around watershed management Background Cameroon s 22 000 000 hectares of forest provides most of the population of the country with its livelihood Previously Cameroon was a centre of industrial logging resulting in the destruction of approximately eighty percent of its forests Following numerous governmental policy reforms in the 90s Cameroon has moved away from its logging industry and towards a fairer system of sharing its natural resources This has been a positive step for the country and its people however there is still much residual damage and therefore still a great deal to be done Cameroon s population stands at just over eighteen million nine million of whom live in rural communities These communities still suffer as a consequence of the country s industrial past and up to half of Cameroon s people live in dire poverty Farmers dependent on the land for their income have often been forced out of the fertile countryside and the effects of deforestation leave them with few options The areas of forest which remain on mountainsides are still vulnerable to erosion Much of the habitat for native plants and animals and a great deal of biodiversity have been destroyed In addition to this substantial harm and hardship has fallen upon Cameroon s people In the Western Highlands over nine hundred bird species fifty of which are endemic to the Afromontane highlands and

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  • Ethiopia - Green Earth Appeal
    Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union have become involved in projects with our partner organisations This has included over 102 000 coffee farmers processors and exporters becoming a part of the programme This work expanded to involve an initial 250 000 community members involved in the planting of trees The project then led to a commitment to implement systems to address issues of poverty which has in turn improved productivity in a further three communities in Northern Ethiopa Background Ethiopia is a country that has been ravaged Well known for its human disasters the cycle of poverty is difficult to escape As Ethiopia s population continues to grow there continues to be further pressure made on already degraded land After prolonged unsustainable approaches to land use many issues persist Land fertility and productivity have been severely affected A desperate people forced to farm even more intensively to survive combined with many natural challenges such as droughts soil type and topography have meant that Ethiopia s tragic plight continues The Response The main focus of projects has been to repair and rehabilitate damaged and degraded lands to help local communities and improve economic conditions These projects have taken place in marginalized areas The planting of multipurpose trees has been vitally important fo the success of this initiative The trees provide essential yields edible fruits livestock forage and medicine in addition to much needed wood for fuel and building materials whilst also improving the soil s productivity In these rural areas it has been of the utmost importance that the farmers and community groups involved have felt ownership over the work in order to secure its success sustainability and long term future Our partner organisations establishment of four community nurseries in Konso has secured the distribution of approximately 260 000 seedlings each rainy season

    Original URL path: http://www.greenearthappeal.org/where-we-help/africa/ethiopia (2016-02-18)
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