In a previous blogpost, we proudly announced our partnership with WeForest. This partnership is our most important socially responsible project, next to the one we have with HackYourFuture Belgium. In the meantime, some months have passed, so it's time for an update about our collaboration!
It's super simple: we wanted to do our part in making the world a better place, even if it is just a little. We know, this sounds super cheesy and quite intangible. So, we searched for a project where the impact is very visible, and the progress can be monitored in detail. That's why we chose WeForest. Not only are we doing something for reforestation, we are also impacting wildlife and local communities in a positive way, and we neutralize CO2-emission.
With investing resources in forests, we are able to help more than only the flora and fauna in the impacted areas. Local communities and fauna put aside, do you know what value forests have in regards of cooling our climate? No? Well, here are 7 ways trees cool our climate.
That is the reason why the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) mentions forests, next to energy transition, as a solution for global warming.
Source: WeForest, Managing forests for water and climate cooling.
Together with your help, we can already show some impressing numbers (updated until Nov. 2018):
So PrintSimple is doing its part. Together with other organizations and companies, WeForest was able to:
in Zambia, where smallholder farmers are engaged in reversing deforestation and in building livelihood resilience.