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Sustainable travel: With Eden Reforestation Projects

We care about the planet we love to explore. 
We partner with the Eden Reforestation Projects to support our values and company mission surrounding sustainable travel. 

Our values 

  • Caring for the planet 
  • Sustainability around travel 
  • Unforgettable experiences, with a conscience 

Eden reforestation projects, Madagascar, Propagules

Partner with Eden Reforestation Projects

We partner with Eden Reforestation Projects to support reforestation on a global scale. They have become a model for environmental restoration, as well as promoting socio-economic empowerment for some of the most impoverished communities on the planet.  

How do they describe themselves?

Our “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.

What is the mission and vision of Eden Reforestation Projects?   

To provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. 

By the year 2025, their objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.

Eden reforestation projects in Mozambique, Mangrove Planting

Where they operate 

Eden Reforestation Projects began in Ethiopia in 2004. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, invited Dr Stephen Fitch to head up a forest restoration project in an abandoned nursery near Hawassa, Ethiopia. 

The project has since expanded and now runs in the following countries: 

  • Nepal
  • Madagascar
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya 
  • Central America

Eden reforestation projects in Nepal, Nursery Planting

How does it work? 

Together we plant trees. 

We are proud to collaborate with Eden Reforestation Projects. 

For every Flightgift bought as a gift to celebrate a birthday, wedding, or just to treat a loved one, we make a donation that covers the planting of three trees. We make the same donation every time a gift card is redeemed. 

Since its establishment, Eden Reforestation Projects has planted over 380 million trees across its project nations, with approximately 15 million trees added each month.

It’s more than planting trees. 
  • You reduce poverty by allowing Eden Reforestation Projects to hire local villagers to plant those very trees you help us fund.
  • You enable villagers to have an opportunity to earn a decent salary.
  • You support families by giving locals an opportunity to provide for their families.
Eden reforestation projects Laxmisthen Village

 

While the primary goal of Eden Reforestation Projects is to lift people out of extreme poverty, they have also become a model for environmental restoration and land management. 

 “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

– Native American Proverb

You can buy a Flightgift and support this cause here.

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