What would it take to bring the world to net zero carbon emissions?
Reducing fossil fuel use as quickly as possible is one piece of the puzzle—but another equally important strategy is using the power of regenerative agriculture, reforestation, and ecosystem restoration to sequester existing atmospheric carbon into the soil.
One inspiring initiative leading reforestation efforts is the Trillion Tree Campaign, a global project with the goal of planting one trillion trees through local reforestation projects worldwide.
The Trillion Tree Campaign functions as a hub that connects individuals and organizations wishing to sponsor the planting of trees with a multitude of community-based reforestation projects across the globe.
The campaign is an expansion of the previous Billion Tree Campaign, and is a continuation of the work of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Kenya-based Green Belt Movement, which “empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods” through community-led reforestation projects.
The reforestation efforts empowered by The Trillion Tree Campaign are a powerful force for regeneration on many levels—in addition to addressing climate change by sequestering carbon, they also restore biodiversity, clean water supplies, produce regenerative food, feed, and fiber, and provide a multitude of other social and economic benefits to communities.