Reforesting Zambia

Our Green and Blue Planet

Unsustainable farming practices coupled with harmful traditional cooking and heating techniques have plagued the Zambian Rainforest. The non-profit Greenpop is trying to do something about it.
By Daniel Hills

Greenpop is a South-African non-profit organization is responsible for planting 17,000 trees in Zambia since opening its doors in late 2010. Many parts of Zambia’s rainforest have been devastated because of reckless farming and detrimental living practices.

In 2012 Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a 21 daylong eco-awareness project that’s goal is to educate Zambians about deforestation, climate change, environmental sustainability, and green energy alternatives. In 2012 Greenpop’s Trees For Zambia and its 200 volunteers planted 4135 over a 3-week period. This year’s Trees for Zambia 2013 project aims to plant 5000 trees over the same 21-day period. Founded by 3 friends, Misha Teasdale, Lauren O’Donnell, and Jeremy Hewitt, Greenpop was originally conceived as a means to offset carbon…

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