When trees are gone, the land lays barren exposed to sun, wind and rain. The soil is exposed to the elements resulting to big day/night temperature difference. Wind carries away moisture and eventual the sand as well. Vegetation disappears and the vicious cycle begins. Climate change follows.
To stop this cycle, it is simple. Just plant more trees. In this part of the world, the closest arid/semi-arid regions are in China. We partner with NPO-GreenLife to organize tree planting programs.
In China, combating desertification is a national priority and the directive is coordinated by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration. NPO-GreenLife is one of the NGOs working with the Administration. It handles the tree planting activities in an assigned area for a stated duration.
NPO-GreenLife works on a sustainable model. Donors/volunteers pay for the tree planting experience. A local operator/farmer will handle the maintenance of the planted seedlings for free. The operators harvest a certain naturally occurring herbal plant that grow symbiotically with the planted tree species. This approach makes sure that the seedlings are well taken care of and the local operators reward by their efforts. The program is sustainable and the local operators benefit from it financially.
HomelandGreen organizes volunteer groups and liaises with NGO-GreenLife. All proceeds are passed on to NPO-GreenLife to support their efforts.
Our Tree Planting Trips
- “Tree Planting in Duolun 2018” subsidised by Funding Scheme for Youth Exchange in the Mainland
- “Tree Planting in Duolun 2017” subsidised by Funding Scheme for Youth Exchange in the Mainland
- “Tree Planting in Duolun 2016” subsidised by Funding Scheme for Youth Exchange in the Mainland
- Other Tree Planing Trips in Mainland China