HOW DOES GREEN
FUTURE PROJECT WORK?
To achieve the highest standard of sustainability and optimise the efficiency of donations, Green Future Project selects the best climate solution projects around the world and partners closely with local players to ensure the involvement of the community, a key element for the protection of the environment.
At GFP we believe in the importance of involving and educating the general public. This is why we will always publish annual reports on the projects and take the time to explain the importance of every project that we take forward. We make it our goal to be 100% transparent and always communicate raw data, along with plenty of photographic and video material. We believe that the more we share the more you will care!
CAN I REALLY HELP TO
SOLVE THE CIMATE CRISIS
If we really manage to harness the power of collective action we could have a tremendous impact on climate change. All the projects you will be supporting (e.g. reforestation, forest protection and renewables) are scientifically recognised as among the best solutions to mitigate climate change.
If we grow big we can plant millions of trees per month and offset the footprint of a state or even a country!
We are not a registered charity but we do support the best environmental non-profit organisation around the world. The reason is simple: In order to create a rapid and effective response to the climate crisis we need to scale quickly, meaning we cannot relay on government support or infrequent donations. This being said, circa 85% of your money is invested on reforestation, forest protection and renewable energy programs and no distributions are made to GFP shareholders.
We strive to offer our members a balanced solution to offset their carbon footprint. Our program involves allocating over 30% of all contributions towards reforestation initiatives (ie. planting trees) and 20% to forest protection initiatives. Approximately 20% of all contributions are instead used to acquire green certificates which provide a market driven support scheme for renewable generators (i.e. supporting clean energy projects). About 15% of your contributions are used to run our platform and support all operating costs. All post-operating proceeds are invested in open-ended clean energy funds and, over the longer term, directly into greenfield renewable energy projects. No distributions are made to GFP shareholders
Yes you can! However, we have decided not to offer this service as part of our partnerships as the calculations are time and cost-intensive for both parties, and often not precise. If you still decide that you are dedicated to offsetting the entirety of your company, we can make it happen! GFP is partnered with a leading environmental auditor, able to accurately measure your company’s carbon footprint. Once a precise figure has been generated, we will present you with the best carbon-absorbing projects and customize a solution to make your company carbon neutral. If you want to calculate and offset your company’s entire carbon footprint please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may be able to deduct your donation entirely or partially – this depends from the registered location of your business. Get in touch to find out more.
According to the latest scientific research planting billions of trees across the world is the cheapest and most effective way of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere. Simply put, trees are the superheroes of the planet: they purify the air we breathe and help to support countless species of plants and animals across the globe. Finally a world without forests to get lost in is a world we do not want to be a part of.
How do you protect the forests? How can I be sure that the trees you plant will not be cut down in the future?
Truly effective tree-planting operations rely on educating the local community, involving them in the project and teaching them that conserving the forest is not only beneficial for the environment but also beneficial for them. This is because, in many cases, the true driver of deforestation is rooted in poverty and economic issues. Locals around the world often illegally destroy forests as a means of survival. But by employing them in reforestation projects, you provide them with an alternative source of income, one they prefer and can feel proud of. By planting trees they feel a sense of belonging to the forest and a duty to protect it. This way, we are able to treat the cause of deforestation and not just the symptoms. All of the projects are constantly being monitored and protected. For example, in Narupa Reserve there are five times more park rangers per square kilometre than the neighbouring national park.
Our reforestation programs are spread across different continents and are operated by some of the most recognised NGO’s involved in climate action. The projects always focus on micro-level solutions and on the involvement of local communities. To protect and promote biodiversity a diverse combination of only native species is planted all year round. Our aim is to recreate the environment that once existed, counteracting the devastating effects of deforestation, desertification and soil erosion whilst guaranteeing a sanctuary for a vast breadth of animals and plants.
This may vary from country to country. Generally, deforestation occurs because local communities need timber for construction, or to fuel to cook and keep warm and the land to plant crops and feed their families. While deforestation might solve short term problems, it has devastating long term consequences locally and globally if the land does not get restored. Deforestation is a worldwide phenomenon practised in a variety of ways. This can range from large-scale slash-and-burn practices, to unsustainable agriculture, to daily community forest destruction.
There are two key elements to successful reforestation. The first is that it must benefit the local population. People who suffer the impact of deforestation are usually living in extreme poverty, because of the vital connection between the land and their local community. It is essential to work committedly with local communities in order for restoration efforts to be continuously successful. The second critical element is funding. Without your amazing support there is no way we can get this work done.
Terrestrial habitats, such as forests, grasslands and wet peatlands, contain large volumes of carbon in their biomass (greenery and fauna), and soils. As these habitats are destroyed or degraded, they release stored carbon into the atmosphere, currently amounting for 10-20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The unprecedented rate of deforestation is therefore directly contributing to an increase in emissions and to the resulting effects of global warming and climate change. Restoration and protection of the world’s forests is vitally important. Among many other benefits, trees produce oxygen, capture carbon and cool land. Tragically, about half of the world’s forests have been cut down over the past 100 years, which has resulted in devastating desertification, erosion and flooding. As the health of the land decreases, so does the health of the people who depend on it for their survival. When the land suffers, people suffer too.
All the seeds are collected in nearby forests from native species’ trees. The seedling are then grown in the nurseries to ensure high quality and germination rates. The nurseries are always directly on site and are controlled daily.
Are the trees planted on public or private land? For how long is the land protected and under what agreement?
The answer to the first question varies from nation to nation and site to site. In South America all the projects are carried out on private land that has been transformed into natural reserves and parks. The parks are always open to the public, but can only be visited with the permission of the park rangers, who secure and protect these natural sanctuaries.
In Madagascar, the land is almost always owned by a tribal community. In Indonesia, the land is typically owned by the local or national government. Thanks to the hard work of our staff and partners around the world, we have developed strong relationships on all levels of community and government, allowing us to produce written agreements with clauses that ensure the permanence of a forest.
This means that the continued growth and protection of these forests is secure; furthermore, in all the reserves, existing national or regional laws prohibit that trees be cut down.