Continuing the wish of her son who died at the age of 22 in a car accident, Madem Yi Jiefang founded a non-profit making organization called “NPO-Greenlife” in 2002 and devoted her savings, her son’s life insurance and accident compensation, and sale proceeds of her properties in Japan to fund the cost of tree planting in the Taminchagan Desert in Kulunqi county of Inner Mongolia, China. She had organized to complete planting 1.1 million trees, 4 years ahead of the original target date in 2014.
Reports on Madam Yi Jie-Fang by the public mass media (公共傳媒採訪易解放)
- 鳳凰視頻2013-10-24与梦想同行：荒漠中孕育绿色儿女—易解放（上） [普通話 視頻] [video in Putonghua]
- 鳳凰視頻2013-10-25与梦想同行：荒漠中孕育绿色儿女—易解放（下） [普通話 視頻] [video in Putonghua]
- 美國CNN報導易解放女士的故事 CNN report on Madam Yi Jiefang - How one mother's grief led to greening China's deserts (October 14, 2014) [article in English][英文文章]