14 Aug
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#TRIforTree, Buy a TRI Plant a Tree

Deforestation in Central Kalimantan (2018)

50 soccer fields every minute – in this speed we lose the global forests. One of the most valuable ecosystems on earth is destroyed in incredible rates.

Modern developments, such as globalization, have significantly altered the drivers of deforestation in the past decades. The harvest of tropical timber for the global market or deforestation by small-holder farmers are minor factors nowadays. In fact, commercial agriculture and plantation economy are responsible for about 70% of deforestation.

This very intensive agriculture predominantly grows soy and oil palm. But also cattle ranching, deforestation for fire wood, forest plantations for pulp and paper and mining are strong deforestation drivers. With Fairventures.org, TRI Upcycle wants to halt this threatening development.

How can you help?

With every TRI product sold, a tree is planted in Borneo. One Million Trees is a joint program of Fairventures Worldwide and the Borneo Institute in Central Kalimantan (Borneo/Indonesia). It aims to support local communities by helping to improve their livelihoods and protecting the rainforest at the same time. Working hand in hand with local communities, timber, and food crops are planted on degraded land. 

TRI Upcycle has planted more than 1,000 trees in 2018 with Fairventures through #TRIforTree campaign started in June 2018. Do you want to get your hands on beautiful upcycled products that plant a tree with each sale and aid our efforts to protect and restore Indonesian forests and biodiversities? Check our products HERE.

 

How Fairventure works?

They implement large-scale reforestation projects in the tropics. To do this, they form partnerships with local communities to develop and test adequate local solutions. These solutions range from reforestation with fast-growing tree species to the production of sustainable timber and integrated agroforestry. In this way, we create new income opportunities for local people.

Their approach is demand-oriented: together with the private sector, we plan reforestations in such a way that they produce economically attractive raw materials. Their projects and products offer added value along the entire value chain and at the same time counteract the climate crisis.

Learn more at www.fairventure.org

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