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June Newsletter

Collectively, We Can Change the World

We know that many of you are already deeply connected to nature and passionate about living harmoniously with the natural world. But our world is warming at an alarming rate, and there is a high chance the 1.5C (2.7F) warming threshold will be surpassed faster than previously anticipated. Change is needed now! So this month, as well as new project launches and an invitation to learn more about the extraordinary impact your support is having worldwide, we're asking for your input. This network has the potential to be an incredible catalyst for change, but we need to ensure that many more people hear this message. Let us know how we can help you educate and inspire others and ultimately defend our natural world below. Collectively, we can (and must) change the world. Thank you.

Latest from TreeSisters

Multi-generational community engagement supports reforestation and environmental education in this new planting project in Colombia.

“I feel that I am restoring my life because I contribute to the conservation and care of water, the forest and the environment." - Ingrieth Julieth Mosquera Sotto, Biologist, CORDESPA.

Located in the ecologically important transitional zone between the Andean Massif and the Amazon jungle, this new project partners with CORDESPA, a local NGO formed by residents to work on land management conservation and sustainable development. Working directly with rural, multi-generational families, this locally-led project will plant 100,000 native forestry and agroforestry tree species over two years and support income generation, environmental education and nature connection in the area.

We Want Your Input on our Educational Offerings

The news that the earth will likely surpass the critical 1.5C global warming threshold within the next few years hasn’t come as a surprise, but that doesn’t make it any less concerning. This rise will likely lead to more severe weather conditions such as heatwaves, storms, and wildfires, and their devastating effects. However, there is a glimmer of hope - there is still time to counter global warming as long as we cut emissions sharply. At Treesisters, we champion ethical reforestation, a natural and nature-led form of carbon capture and solution to climate change. We are proud of our community-led tree-planting projects. But we want to do more. We want to educate, empower, and change the trajectory of climate change, but we can’t do it alone. We want to hear from you - what programmes can we design, facilitate and lead to help you play a pivotal role in your community's fight against climate change? Please email us at with your ideas and thoughts. Together we are powerful.

Celebrating Incredible Volunteers Everywhere!

As we celebrate Volunteer Week (1st - 7th June), we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful volunteers, past and present, who have generously dedicated their time and energy to TreeSisters. The Restoration team extends a special thank you to the volunteers who supported processing project applications, resulting in some genuinely inspiring planting projects. We want to acknowledge your wisdom, insights, and reflections, which have contributed significantly to our new Restoration Strategy and TreeSisters' overall mission. Your dedication and support have been invaluable. Thank you for all that you do.

Restoration & Planting Projects

Spotlight on... the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC)

In partnership with WECAN and SAFECO, this project is much more than planting trees. The area's farming, mining, forestry, water and cultural resources have been an ongoing source of conflict and war, leading to suffering and human rights abuses of indigenous communities, particularly indigenous Pygmy forest communities. Alongside the annual 36,000 trees planted, the program addresses

these issues and defends the rights of Indigenous Pygmy women and the local communities through training and on-the-ground projects elevating women's rights and leadership, providing environmental education, and renewing and championing Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

Blog: New Planting Project in the Andean-Amazonian Foothills of Colombia

"This project is exciting for TreeSisters because it is centred around a participatory approach with education and nature connection embedded into its aims. We are partnering directly with an NGO whose staff are all local to the region. This is what our new Restoration Strategy looks like in action, putting leadership of landscape restoration into local hands."

Tree Partnerships Manager Madeleine shares more about this new reforestation project that engages all generations in restoration and environmental protection.

Events & Offerings

Our next Full Moon Meditation continues our tour of the senses andcelebrates the power of 'Touch'. On Monday, 5th June, Take time to slow down, notice and appreciate nature's intricate textures, and recognise how we interact with the world through touch and feel. These live full moon meditations and co-creative poetry practices aim to deepen our feelings of belonging and connection with the natural world.

Wednesday, 12th July 2023. We invite you to register your interest and save the date for this event to introduce and share the direction of our new Restoration Strategy. Led by Head of Restoration Angela Mayson and Tree Partnerships Manager Madeleine Scordellis, we will share the strategy's key goals and principles, as well as outline a few of our projects already embodying this new women and community-led reforestation strategy.

Did you know? By supporting TreeSisters, you help restore the world's tropical forests. Your donation supports our entire portfolio of planting partners and projects re-establishing the diverse forest ecosystems, protecting multiple critically endangered species, reducing poverty and mitigating climate change. Find out more about our work.

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