The Green Earth Appeal is proud to be working in partnership with Savona Foodservice.
The Green Earth Appeal was formed to provide communities in the developing world with an opportunity to remove their dependence on unsustainable aid and create fully sustainable lives, through education, infrastructure and practical resources, leading to the provision of high volume, high yielding fruit trees.
“Poverty, let’s make it yesterday’s news”
Exit Strategy Aid
We call our methodology “exit strategy aid” because it is designed, from the outset, to be self-financing following an initial period of investment. Traditional development models are failing because projects often last only as long as the external funding. By empowering the communities to create cooperatives, the need for ongoing finance and support reduces quickly.
On 7th December 2009 The Green Earth Appeal became one of only 48 tree planting partners of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Tree Campaign, with their announcement, “On the opening day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, we are happy to welcome The Green Earth Appeal as a partner to the Billion Tree Campaign. Trees are a legacy for future generations”.
The Billion Tree Campaign was inspired by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai. When an executive in the United States told Professor Maathai their corporation was planning to plant a million trees, her response was: “That’s great, but what we really need is to plant a billion trees.” The campaign is carried out under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Through the planting of high volumes of fruit trees in tropical environments we are enabling the sequestration of large amounts of CO2 out of the environment, counterbalancing the unavoidable negative environmental impact of the commercial activities of our partners and their customers and clients.