We’re very proud to be partnered with Ecologi as we hold a strong sense of responsibility to our clients and the planet. As well as supporting several carbon avoidance projects Enbecom has funded the planting of 4,234 tress across 21 projects.
Healthy trees play a crucial role in combating climate change by capturing carbon dioxide right from their initial growth. Furthermore, they aid in revitalizing robust environments, capturing and retaining an increased amount of carbon within both the earth and plant life, while also fostering a richer variety of living organisms.
Restoration projects offer added advantages to nearby communities. These include the promotion of job opportunities, gender equality, new sources of income, the expansion of diverse food supplies, and the enhancement of communal amenities.
Of the trees funded by Enbecom, 1970 have been planted as part of a project helping the restoration of Andean Polylepis forests in Peru. With a varied geography and climate, Peru is considered a ‘megadiverse’ country and is the 10th most forested area of any country in the world. However, due to land use change, climate change, deforestation, and extractive activities it’s mountain and forest ecosystems are under threat, while the continental water system faces pressure from pollution, degradation, damming and overfishing.
Polylepis forests safeguard water security for millions. These trees and their roots delay glacial meltwater, gradually releasing it into rivers and streams year-round. Their branches also collect moisture from clouds, creating consistent streams critical for farming in both mountainous and lowland areas. Moreover, the forests avert soil erosion and floods, shielding homes and livelihoods and host diverse wildlife such as Andean Condors, Spectacled Bears, and Pumas.
However, deforestation poses a threat to the Polylepis forests in the Andes. Indigenous communities near the remaining forests collaborate with local tree-planting groups to safeguard native forests and revive deforested areas by planting various native species, including Polylepis.
Another 1286 trees have been funded for a project in Changalane, Mozambique. The countries forests have been largely decimated and destroyed due to intensive tree-cutting for firewood and charcoal. Eden Restoration Projects is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide fair-wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. As well as restoring forest ecosystems, Eden’s “Employ to Plant” methodology results in multiple positive socioeconomic and environment impacts.
Funding from the Ecologi community supported the planting of over 2.2 million dry deciduous trees during the project period. These trees will help to re-establish a thriving ecosystem, and planting activities will prevent further deforestation by helping to alleviate local poverty.
If you’d like to help support these projects too, you can also sign your business up with Ecologi or by purchasing one of our hosting plans. You can view our profile here to learn more about these tree planting projects and other ways we have been helping.