Plant a Tree
We are proud to announce for every order that is placed, we plant one tree in the Ivy & Rigg Forest. We want to help you become a part of the community making a change and preserving our forests.
Our initial work focused on Tanzania. We have now strengthened our work and now focus on a more critical ecosystem suffering mass deforestation to plant where it is most needed – Madagascar.
The Madagascar Reforestation Project
Madagascar is home to over 200,000 animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. But today only 10% of the islands original forests remain. The destruction of healthy forest systems causes so many severe problems. Due to severe deforestation, entire upland forests and mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the ecosystem degraded and local communities unable to farm the land for their livelihoods.
Ivy & Rigg are working in the remote North West of the country assisting the Eden Reforestation Project, working to bring back vitality of the forest in this area for the ecosystem and local communities. The project supports and trains individuals from Vilamatsa community to plant and manage mangrove and upland forests, offering long-term employment, gender equality and livelihood improvements. The trees provide essential habitats for animals, purify water sources, control flooding, absorb carbon dioxide and replenish soils with nutrients needed for farming.
As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests will begin to remerge and the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear and each tree planted will offset 40kg of carbon over its lifetime. From the comfort of your home, give back to nature and counteract climate change by keeping our forests healthy to keep us healthy.