Plant a Tree. Save a Life.
Trees absorb pollutants, filter water, prevent soil erosion, supply medicine and provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people. Alarmingly, over the past 30 years, 420 million hectares of forest have been cut down worldwide.
In Kenya, only seven percent of the country is covered by trees, representing the least forested nation on the continent. Population growth and charcol production, combined with intensive and often illegal logging practices have led to a dramatic decline in tree coverage.
DWC’s Forever Green program is supporting local communities as they restore the forests of Mt. Kenya. Donations are pooled together and each spring, sapplings are planted and cared for in a locally-run nursery. In the rainy season, volunteers and community members work side by side to plant trees in predesignated sites across Mt. Kenya. This reforestation process is critical in the fight against climate change. Moreover, land restoration can combat poverty, improve health and well-being, creates jobs and boost economic opportunities.
Plant a tree in Kenya today!