Why Ecosia plants trees

Trees are the superheroes of the planet. Planting a tree can fight climate change, restore landscapes, protect wildlife, provide nutrition, employment, improve livelihoods and contribute towards economic stability. 

Apart from being the most effective CO2 absorbers we have, trees help mitigate climate change, restart water cycles, stop deserts from spreading and turn barren grounds back into fertile woods and farmland.

We plant trees for people. Our projects are helping to revitalize communities. Growing fresh produce in agroforestry systems provides food and income for those who need it most. Trees help to regenerate depleted soils, and allow people to thrive off their land rather than having to migrate in search of better living conditions. Local men and women can find stable employment and earn an income of their own, which can help to stabilize political and economic situations in developing countries. Trees help to empower women and lift people out of poverty. 

We plant trees for animals. By planting trees with Ecosia, you can help to create and maintain a habitat for endangered animal species around the world to support biodiversity. 

To find out more about how your trees are making a difference, visit the Ecosia blog and YouTube channel.

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