Hometree works to establish and conserve permanent native woodland in Ireland, encouraging land regeneration and biodiversity.
Ireland is one of the most deforested countries in Europe. Just over 1% of that original forest cover remains. Hometree is changing this. Their vision is the restoration of Ireland’s ancient wildwood. Through conservation, afforestation and education, they aim to create a landscape in which people and forests flourish, together.
Please go check out all the good work they do at: https://www.hometree.ie/
1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.
Reunion is one of over 5,800 members who commit at least 1% of their profits in support of non-profits fighting for social & environmental justice. 1% for the Planet is putting people and the planet over profit and has a certified giving of over $290 million and counting in support to approved environmental non-profits.
Vita’s Carbon Offsetting Project allows us to offset our carbon footprint while supporting life- transforming programmes in Africa. This and the fact Vita offer transparency to its financial accountability is why we found it the perfect choice for this initiative.
Vita is a smart, successful, next-generation Irish development partner that has been supporting farmers and communities in Africa for over 32 years. Their goal is to facilitate thriving rural climate-smart economies in Africa with access to services, markets and livelihoods for all.
Their approach combines knowledge-backed expert collaborations, community-led initiatives, transformational technology and innovative financing models.
Chetna Organic is working with small and marginal farmers to improve their their livelihood options and making farming a sustainable and profitable occupation. They work with farmers from the rainfed regions of Maharashtra, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh covering around 43,500 acres. From 234 farmer members in 2004 to around 35,852 in 2014, Chetna’s strength has been a result of collective action and a fair supply chain.
While cotton is often referred to as ‘white gold’, it is not as lucrative for farming families as the name suggests. On the contrary, Indian cotton has become an expensive raw material, due to the high production costs associated with the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
Chetna’s cotton farmers produce organic certified cotton only, which is used to manufacture Reunion’s products. The Fairtrade Foundation also recognises this and established a higher minimum price for this organic cotton resulting in a better living wage for the farmers.
Approximately 10 million tonnes of litter end up in the world’s oceans and seas each year. The term “marine litter” or “marine debris” covers a range of materials which have been deliberately discarded, or accidentally lost on shore or at sea, and it includes materials that are carried out to sea from land, rivers, drainage and sewerage systems, or the wind.
Plastics make up 80% of all marine litter from surface waters to deep-sea sediments. What we find on our beaches is not the full extent of the marine litter, including ocean plastics, load in the environment. It is estimated that 70% of marine litter is on the seabed, 15% is floating in the water column and 15% is what we find on our shores
The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life.
To find out how you can help and get involved go to: https://cleancoasts.org/