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October Newsletter


People working the land

Living Seasonally Wherever You Are

We adore this global community, striving for and walking a different path; a path centred not on greed and individualism but a collective call for a better way, one that respects our world and all its inhabitants. We always aim to embrace everyone in every time zone and continent. Being a UK-based charity, we may sometimes focus more on the seasonal changes in the Northern Hemisphere. We hope that in those times, our vision and mission continue to inspire you to take action, appreciate and connect with the natural world around you, no matter where you are on our incredible planet. We appreciate every one of you and are proud to be part of this movement. Thank you for being here with us.


Latest from TreeSisters


Funding Available: Call for New Partners


We are delighted to announce a new call for partnerships for the ethical restoration of forests and trees.

We are seeking to create new partnerships to support forest restoration in a way that rebalances power dynamics, supports connections with nature and values the knowledge of those working with the natural environment they inhabit.

We understand the importance of fostering strong relationships built on trust and collaboration. Available in English, Spanish and French, check out our introductory video and application page through the link below. Let's collaborate for a better future.



butterfly on a flower

We Don't Just Count Trees...

Keep your eyes on your inboxes this month as we continue our dive into the wide-reaching, and sometimes unsung impacts of your support that go far beyond trees.


Gender Equity Counts...

Nature is in crisis and gender injustice is a major driver of this. Climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss are symptoms of this global existential challenge. Redressing the balance through gender-equitable approaches at all levels is critical to slowing and reversing the damage done to date. This is no easy task, and we need your support to do it.

Help us to redress the balance. Make your donation count and become a monthly donor today.


Blog: Embracing Your Inner Witch this October


"Witches have been misunderstood and persecuted throughout history, but their practices are more often rooted in love and appreciation for the earth and its cycles. Understanding the importance of living in harmony with nature and striving to respect and honour the environment is something every human should embrace."


This spooky season, we're embracing our inner witch and honouring the knowledgeable and brave women (and men) who have strived to live more harmoniously with our world. There is so much we can learn from their wisdom and practices, and it's a great opportunity to celebrate their contributions to our world. So let's light some candles and honour the power of the witch this Halloween season.


Restoration & Planting Projects


Spotlight on... Acre, Amazon rainforest

Benki

In early September, we were devastated to hear from our partners, Aquaverde, that the area surrounding the Ashaninka community project in the Amazon rainforest was experiencing forest fires.

We received videos of members of the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute, including Ashaninka spiritual and political leader, Benki Piyãko, while fires raged around. The community is now starting the work to recover the area, and we are in conversations with Aquaverde to find out how we can best support the community and forests under these tragic circumstances. We will keep you updated on how this progresses.

In the meantime, we would like to pass on this invitation from the Ashaninka people to contribute to this collective call and intention to recover the forests. We ask you to call for rain in any way that feels appropriate to you and to keep the Ashaninka people, the rainforest, and all that call it home in your hearts and minds as we continue to restore and reforest our planet.


wildlife of the Itombwe rainforest

Blog: Biodiversity Counts... In the Itombwe Rainforest


"The alert eyes of the Servaline genet focus on its prey. Its catlike body delicately prances along the tree branch before it pounces and takes a small rodent in its mouth."


Join our Head of Restoration, Angela Mayson, for a special blog as part of our Biodiversity Counts campaign as we journey deep within the Itombwe Rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Fundraising & Partnerships

Daughters of the Earth Funding to Expand Alpha Women Project in Uganda


We are thrilled to share that our agroforestry project in Kasese, Uganda, in collaboration with Alpha Women, has been granted funding by Daughters for Earth.

This organisation is committed to funding, celebrating, and mobilising women-led initiatives that protect and restore the Earth. We are proud and inspired to be selected among the 43 recipients of a total of US$1m in funding from the organisation. This financial aid will allow us to extend our agroforestry and women empowerment program that has already commenced in Kasese and is now in demand in neighbouring districts. We will bring you regular project updates, so watch this space for news.




Events & Offerings

Young strawberry

Did you catch our new Seasonal Transitions series of meditations? These quarterly offerings mark the changing seasons and celebrate the Equinoxes and Solstices. In this 20-minute meditation, we invite you to take a moment of stillness in your day as we guide you into the resting arms of the forest, preparing for the new season.


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Listen back to the first of this new series of Full Moon Meditations and discover the Elemental Body within. Dive in with the adaptable and flowing water element. Making up over 60% of our bodies, we will explore how the water within connects to the water on Earth and consider how to cultivate water's qualities as we take care of ourselves and the natural world.



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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