Dear sponsors and followers of the EC Trainees Forest. Your contributions to the October 18 session amounted to net EUR 7015, after deduction of the transaction and platform fees.
Our partner BOS+ was overwhelmed by this support as were we. In order to get the biggest impact from all the funds we collected, we asked BOS+ for advice on how to use it. With this amount of money, we will be able to plant a tree in Belgium, for every backer and receiver of a tree as a present. - That is about 800 individual trees but only about a half of our funds! The second half of the funds will be donated to BOS+ Tropen, as their co-financing partnership that is responsible for re-foresting parts of Ecuador needs more money to support the rainforests. We are glad that this year’s campaign will lead to plantings happening locally, but also in distant lands.
On Sunday, the 20th of January, we took part in an event organized by BOS+ called the "Klimaatbos" and together with 250 other volunteers planted more than 2500 trees. Had the ground not been so frozen, it would have reached the initially planned 3000 trees! Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the scale of the event, and more are coming also on our Facebook page !
Share your thoughts, write us a message, but first and foremost, Keep planting!