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The latest IPCC report on climate change spells code red for our planet. Disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and drought are continuing to rise. There's no doubt that human impact is the main driver, but there is hope. People and organizations everywhere are working to reverse these impacts and preserve nature. And nature is resilient. Take Chernobyl, the site of a nuclear meltdown in 1986. Within 30 years, forests, marshes, fields and rivers reclaimed the land, reversing the effects of hundreds of years of human development. Diverse wildlife, including beaver, bison, birds, fish and more re-populated this no-man's land. Even more surprising, the wolf population in Chernobyl is seven times higher than nearby nature reserves. According to 1t.org, "Forests are an essential part of the solution to tackle climate change and biodiversity collapse. Forests make us healthier and more resilient; they filter air pollution and reduce heat islands in cities; and they can propel new drug discoveries to treat current and future diseases." For more on why forests are so critical, download the presentation "Why Forests Are Key to Solving Global Challenges Like Climate Change" -- https://www.slideshare.net/nekochan2000/why-forests-are-key-to-solving-challenges-like-climate-change In the words of David Attenborough, "A future with more forests is key to the resilience of our planet. If we choose to give forests time and space, they could re-clothe the earth with much of the rich and varied communities of animals and plants of which we have, so recently, robbed it." All of the nonprofits in this Fund are highly rated on Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and several are part of 1t.org's work to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees by 2030. They include nonprofits working on these areas of forest conservation: 1. Conservation of U.S. forests 2. Conservation of forests across the globe, including critical rainforests 3. Forest conservation through carbon offsets 4. Legal protection for forests 5. Reforestation and support for indigenous people Read the blog to learn more about how the nonprofits were vetted - https://hello.brightfunds.org/blog/forests-for-the-earth-and-how-to-create-a-fund/

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Eden Reforestation Projects

(Global forests, reforestation): ERP is committed to alleviating extreme poverty and restoring healthy forests in Madagascar, Haiti, Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya, Central America, and beyond. To date, EFP has planted more than 500 million trees around the world and has pledged to plant 48.2 billion trees between 2020 and 2030 - https://us.1t.org/pledge/48-2-billion-trees-planted-by-2030/

American Forest Foundation

(U.S. forests, carbon offsets): AFF is a forest conservation organization that works with family forest landowners, conservationists, corporations, community-based organizations and policymakers to promote stewardship and keep our forests healthy. AFF's signature program, the American Tree Farm System® is the country's largest sustainable woodland program with a network of more than 70,000 family forest owners managing nearly 19 million acres of forestland. AFF has also partnered with The Nature Conservancy to expand the Family Forest Carbon Program, which empowers America's forest landowners to tap into carbon markets and keep forests healthy and connected. AFF has also pledged to plant or regenerate over 84 million trees and maintain or restore 6.3 billion trees between 2020 and 2030 - https://us.1t.org/pledge/reforesting-and-restoring-americas-family-owned-forests/

Environment Next

(Carbon offsets) Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. We achieve our goals through: Climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach.

Rainforest Trust

(Global forests, rainforest) Rainforest Trust saves endangered wildlife and protects our planet by creating rainforest reserves through partnerships, community engagement and donor support.

Trees for the Future, Inc.

(Reforestation): Trees for the Future is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa by revitalizing degraded lands. Through our 4-year training program, called the Forest Garden Approach, farmers plant thousands of trees that protect and bring nutrients back to the soil.

National Forest Foundation

(U.S. forest): Chartered by Congress, the NFF was created with a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. Working on behalf of the American public, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. We believe these lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities. NFF has pledge to plant 50 million trees between 2020 and 2030 - https://us.1t.org/pledge/50-million-for-our-forests/

Earthjustice

(Legal protection): We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people's health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

(Global legal protection): ELAW helps communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. We are a global alliance of attorneys, scientists, and other advocates collaborating across borders to build a sustainable, just future. Today, more than 300 public interest advocates from 80 countries work together through the ELAW network.

Trees, Water & People

(Global forests, indigenous people): TWP is guided by two core beliefs: that natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management, and that preserving local ecosystems is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere. TWP works in South America and tribal lands in the U.S. to improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. TWP is a reforestation partner for Print ReLeaf's pledge to plant 10 million trees - https://us.1t.org/pledge/the-printreleaf-10-million-standard-tree-pledge/

Amazon Watch

(Global forests, rainforest, indigenous people) Since 1996, Amazon Watch has protected the rainforest and advanced the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.

Plant With Purpose

(Global forests, reforestation): PWP works at the nexus of poverty and environmental degradation to transform the lives and land of farming communities through environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. PWP plants 5 million trees each year in some of the most deforested and environmentally degraded parts of the world. We work with local teams in eight countries and partner with almost 50,000 smallholder farmers, teaching them to grow and plant trees using agroforestry systems which restore the land on which their livelihoods depend. PWP has pledged to plant 40 million trees between 2020 and 2025 - https://us.1t.org/pledge/40m-trees-empower-rural-farmers-to-reverse-poverty/

American Forests

(U.S. forests): AF is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States. AF creates healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. Our work conserves the forests we already have and restores damaged forests. We use a variety of techniques to restore forest health. One of our main techniques is reforestation. Since 1990, we have planted nearly 60 million trees in forest restoration projects in all 50 states. AF has pledged to plant 100 million trees between 2020 and 2030 to Reforest America - https://us.1t.org/pledge/reforest-america/

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