The Global Forest Fund (GFF) is a charitable grant programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education, the world’s leading Non-Governmental Organisation working for Education for Sustainable Development.
Funded by contributions made via organisations like BookDifferent.com, the Global Forest Fund is an extremely effective carbon-offsetting tool which is unique in its approach to the tree-planting activities in that the carbon sequestered through GFF projects is a consequence of the ultimate goal of helping communities around the world replant their local areas and live sustainably.
Active worldwide, the GFF brings communities together to conduct tree-planting exercises orchestrated by their own children: the very people whose environmental legacy they should be protecting.
Every GFF project is based on three key criteria:
- Providing Education for Sustainable Development to the community.
- Using native species of trees beneficial to those living there.
- Engaging the local schoolchildren in the tree-planting activities.
The Global Forest Fund not only gives people to tools to live their lives more sustainably, it also empowers them with a sense of ownership over their natural resources which leads to a more protective attitude and deeper engagement with their environment.
From providing food and shade in the playgrounds of schools to preventing desertification, flooding and coastal erosion: the one constant in every Global Forest Fund project is that both people and the environment benefit from what is done not just now, but for hopefully generations to come.
BookDifferent and the Global Forest Fund are a great match as we share the mission in turning tourism for good.
Together with the Global Forest Fund we work on achieving Global Goal 13 Fight climate change
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