Give back to nature and plant a tree for Father’s Day this 20 June 2021.
You can help the planet thanks to an organisation called, Greenpop, which aims to replenish the trees within the forests and communities of South Africa. Working with the community, they plant thousands of trees in underdeveloped areas as part of a lasting reforestation programme.
According to Good Things Guy, Greenpop has worked on many different projects including, replanting trees after the Knysna fires, creating green spaces in townships and actively working to stop deforestation through their reforestation project.
“In addition to putting trees in the ground, we reduce threats to restored areas by providing locally relevant support services including alien clearing, wood lot development, and alternative livelihoods training to ensure the sustainable management of our forests.”
Now, for Father’s Day, they are encouraging people to buy a lasting, Earth-changing gift like a tree that will be around for generations to come. All you need to do is donate a tree in your dad’s honour, and they will plant it on your behalf.
With your help, Greenpop aims to plant 500 000 trees to restore degraded forest areas, increase biodiversity, and expand ecosystem services across Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025.
“In Sub-Saharan Africa, forest cover is decreasing at an alarming rate. From unregulated logging (often by foreign companies) to clearing for cash crops, to overuse of trees for fuel, human activity is putting increasing and devastating pressure on forest and woodland ecosystems.”.
Step 1: Choose your tree certificate template.
Step 2: Select how many trees you would like to fund (R120/$8 per tree).
Step 3: Select the forest/site where you would like the trees planted.
Step 4: Personalise your certificate with a special message.
Step 5: Send the certificate to yourself or your dad!