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November Newsletter


TreeSisters November Newsletter

Connecting to the ever-changing seasons

November marks another transition of seasons as we move from autumn to winter in the Northern Hemisphere or spring to summer in the Southern. It is a time of change and adaptation in the natural world as many plants and animals prepare for the challenges of winter, and birds begin their southward migrations to escape the cold weather. As the leaves continue to fall and we prepare for the colder months, it is important to make time for ourselves, nourish our bodies with hearty soups and stews and connect to the ever-changing seasons outside your windows. The Danish term, Hygge, encompasses the feeling of togetherness and enjoying life's pleasures. So embrace Hygge, wrap up warm and let your mind rest!

This month, we've got some fantastic news to share about the Big Give, extra funding for our partners in Brazil, we delve into the importance of Gender Equity in restoration, and we celebrate the life of Thomas Pizer, an inspirational man who has spent his life standing with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.


So, join us as we embark on another month of greening our planet and nurturing the roots of a better future.


LATEST FROM TREESISTERS

Big Give double your donation

Trees - Not Just For the Festive Season. The Big Give is Back! Save the Date & Give Back this Festive Season


We are delighted to announce that TreeSisters has been selected to participate in the Big Give #ChristmasChallenge. Between the 28th of November and the 5th of December, every donation made through Big Give, until we reach our goal, will be doubled for one week only!


Trees are a potent symbol of hopes and dreams during the festive season. Yet every week, we destroy a forest area the size of London. Give back this festive season and make twice the impact in restoring global forests and supporting women and communities worldwide working to protect our planet. So please mark your calendars and get ready to make a real difference.



A Joint Commitment to Ethical Restoration


Sacred territories, cultures and economics

TreeSisters and The Fountain are delighted to celebrate a Memorandum of Understanding, strengthening our joint commitment to biocultural restoration as a method for caring for current and future beings on Earth.


The relationship has been built upon years of collaboration, research, and in-depth listening, with its primary focus being launching the Ethical Tree Growing Framework. The framework serves as a guide, outlining the pathways to ethical, community-led tree stewardship that prioritises fairness and equity for all.


Blog: Gender Equity & Forest Restoration: Why doesn’t it add up?

"More than 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods; of these, around 1 billion are women. Evidence suggests that women also tend to be more dependent than men on small-scale forest enterprises for income... (and) tend to see forests as a precious natural resource rather than purely an economic asset. "

Restoration project image of women

As we continue to explore the far-reaching impacts of your support that extend beyond tree numbers, our very own Lorraine Dunk, explores why strengthening gender equity in restoration is crucial for achieving more sustainable outcomes, not just for women and girls, but also for the forests they inhabit and the broader climate. Find out how your donations directly impact and support gender equity in our projects.



RESTORATION & PLANTING PROJECTS

Supporting Fire Resilience in the Amazon Rainforest. An update from Acre, Brazil

"They hacked a path with machetes into the forest and carried buckets one by one, often up to 1/2 km into the forest."
Devasting forest fires affecting our partners at the Yorenka Tdevasting forest fires affecting our partners at the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute in Acre, Brazilasorentsi Institute in Acre, Brazil,

Following the recent devasting forest fires affecting our partners at the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute in Acre, Brazil, TreeSisters is collaborating with the Boa Foundation to support and channel funds into purchasing forest-saving fire equipment.


A Tribute to Thomas Pizer

Thomas Pizer

With deep sorrow in our hearts, we are letting you know that Thomas Pizer, the President of partner organisation Aquaverde, has passed over.

Thomas dedicated decades of his life to standing with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon, supporting their struggles and collaborating with their efforts to restore the Amazon rainforest.

Thomas Pizer Art

He was an inspirational man of great heart and spirit; wise, strong, dedicated and always with an optimistic and joyful approach. As a keen photographer and artist, he observed and witnessed the Amazon with rare devotion and immersion, learning from the closeness of its indigenous peoples. His passing is a huge loss, and he will be missed by so many. We want to honour his commitment and immense service and express our enormous gratitude for connecting us with the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute and the Ashaninka people. We are grateful to have known him and pledge to continue supporting the indigenous peoples of Brazil and the Amazon region in honour of Thomas's life.



Call for Partnerships Now Closed

We want to thank everyone who submitted applications for our recent Call for Partnerships. The application process has now closed, and we are delighted to have received a diverse range of inspiring project proposals. Our team will carefully review each application and announce any updates as soon as possible.

FUNDRAISING & PARTNERSHIPS

We Don't Just Count Trees... Your donations really make a difference. Your support improves the lives of women working to reforest their lands, puts nature back at the centre of restoration efforts, and carves a new path for living more harmoniously with our world.

Woman carrying logs

Gender Equity Counts... Did you know over 40% of the agricultural labour force in the global south are women, yet they only own 10-20% of the land? Or that 100-150 million additional people could be fed annually if women in rural areas had the same access to agricultural resources as men? Research shows when women are empowered and included in decision-making, they are vital for effective climate change solutions. Redressing this imbalance and championing gender equity is a crucial pillar in all of our work. Help us to redress the balance today.



Nature on Board: Giving Nature a Voice in the Boardroom!

If corporations can be recognised in law with motives, needs, and human representation, why can't nature?

'What if nature had legal rights'?

Thank you to Bronti Ansell, the Director and Co-Founder of Lawyers for Nature, for leading an inspirational business partner session on 'Nature positive corporate governance' and sharing how Faith in Nature gave Nature a seat and vote on their Board. Thanks to our attendees from Pukka Herbs, Sawday's and Faith in Nature for their input and ideas for how we can truly be led by nature. If you are interested in supporting TreeSisters restoration work and becoming a business partner, please get in touch with info@treesisters.org.



EVENTS & OFFERINGS


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The 29th of November is our next Full Moon Meditation. Join us under the vast expanse of sky and feel the possibilities of taking flight, dancing with the air, broadening your perspective, and breathing deeper and wider with the element of air. By continually returning to the breath, this powerful element calms regulates and reconnects us with our inner world.


Big Give Save the date!

*SAVE THE DATE* The Big Give is coming, and we need you! If you love what we do and only wish you could give more, now is the time. Starting on #GivingTuesday, for one week only, every donation you make through the Big Give will be DOUBLED! So please mark your calendars for the 28th of November and give back this festive season. Add to Outlook or Office365.



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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