What do you have to bear in mind when considering supporting a project?

1. Don't support mono-cultures
This is very important. are not helpful in regenerating the soil, attracting water, increasing biodiversity and they are not as effective ecosystems at sucking out of the air as mixed forests.

2. Support long-term projects
If a project plants trees and then cuts them down after they have grown to full size that is not helping anything. Make sure the project commits to protecting and fostering the forest for a long time.

3. Make sure indigenous people are included.
Conservation areas protect nature from any human influence, which includes indigenous people. But practice has shown, that forestation projects are more efficient if indigenous people are included, their knowledge is used and they can use and care for the land. Also it's only just to support indigenous people. .

4. Support respected projects.
Make sure the project you want to support is not all talk, but can also provide proof that they actually do what they say.
Check what certificates they have, if they won any sustainability awards and what newspaper articles write about them.

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- the search engine that plants trees

ecosia.org/

Ecosia is a search engine that donates most of it's income to projects all over the world.
It is not only neutral, but actually climate positive. They run on 200% renewable energy and every search request removes 1kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the website as of today they planted 120,2 million trees.
But they aim much higher.

Ecosia supports the and aims to plant 1 billion trees across the region.
They have already restored 35,000 hectares in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali and Ethiopia.

Help the project by making Ecosia your default search engine across all devices. Tell your family and friends to do the same and help them if they need it.

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3 Ways to support the :

1. Make it famous.
Tell everybody you know about the GGW, post about it on social media, ask your local newspaper to do a report on it, ask your government to support it, if they don't already do.

2. Sign the pledge or donate on the website:

greatgreenwall.org/take-action

3. Support initiatives that work with the great green wall.

is one such initiative. If you know of any others please post them below.

ecosia.org/

blog.ecosia.org/great-green-wa

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The aims to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land, sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million jobs in rural areas. (by 2030)

👉 46% of African land is degraded, jeopardizing the livelihoods of nearly two-thirds of the Continent’s population.

👉 20 million people in the Horn of Africa in 2017 declared on the verge of starvation following severe drought and food crises.

👉 Millions are expected to migrate from degraded parts of Africa in the next two decades

👉 100 million population of the Sahel is expected to grow to 340 million by 2050

👉 200 million of the 375 million young people entering the job market over the next 15 years will be living in rural areas.

Results so far:

🌴 12 million drought resistant trees were planted in Senegal

🌵 15 million hectare of degraded land were restored in Ethiopia; 5 million in Nigeria

🌳 5 million hectares of land have been restored in Niger, delivering 500.000 tonnes of grain per year. enough to feed 2.5 million people

🌱 3 million hectares in Burkina Faso have been rehabilitated through local practice used by communities called Zaï

greatgreenwall.org/about-great

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I'm just about to take part in a workshop about & using .

Hope it's as good as these hashtags suggest.

to .social
@SusaBreu @dienlanhhkcom @plisch and @ray_KS.

Let me know if you ever need any help.

A good way to start is to write an post. If you're writing in German use the tag.

Also here is a list of interesting accounts:
write.privacytools.io/paulakre

I can barely keep up with these welcome posts today...

to the Fediverse and .social @VVN_BdA_Mainz @panda and @Goose.

If you ever need any help with mastodon let me know.
For starters how about you post an post.

Welcome to .global @UnserAllerWald!
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Which activist group are you missing most in the fediverse?

Welche Aktivist*innen Gruppe der vermisst du am meisten im Fediverse?

@climatejustice

Climate Justice Social

This is an official mastodon instance for activists of the global climate justice and social justice movement.