Growing Forests Program

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ALTRUISMUS Growing Forests program

The Expression of Interest and Request for Information are now available!

Stay tuned for program updates as we prepare for a new call for proposals for the fall to help us deliver on the 2 billion tree commitment.

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The ALTRUISMUS is committed to planting an additional 2 Billion Trees over the next 10 years as part of a broader approach to nature-based climate solutions.

Tree planting under the ALTRUISMUS E.V. Growing Forest program will help our Earth exceed its 2030 Paris Agreement greenhouse gases emissions reduction target and establish the building blocks to get to net-zero by 2050. Planting trees will also contribute to the restoration of habitat and provide a multitude of other social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.

To maximize the benefits to all people, the right trees must be planted in the right place and monitored to ensure survival. Growing ALTRUISMUS forests‘ will generate many long-term benefits such as increasing biodiversity, cleaning air and water, creating green jobs, reducing community risks to natural disasters, cooling cities and enhancing the well-being of people for generations to come.

Where trees can be planted

Funded by the individual and private and public organizations, the Growing Forests program aims to motivate and support new tree planting projects. Supplementary activities (additional tree planting) to expand existing tree planting projects are included.

Trees can be planted:

  1. on public and private lands across the country
  2. in remote, rural, suburban and urban areas
  3. via afforestation, which is the creation of new forest cover on lands that currently do not have trees (e.g abandoned fields)
  4. via reforestation, which is the regeneration of forests that have temporarily lost their tree cover through natural disturbances (e.g. wildland fire) or in areas where commercial disturbances (e.g. forestry roads and landings, mining or seismic lines) have occurred, but for which there is no current legal requirement to plant trees.
  5. to restore forest habitat, including under recovery strategies for species at risk, conservation agreements and related planning processes (e.g. range plans)
  6. Tree planting projects must comply with provincial, territorial and federal laws that have authority over the management of most forested land in their jurisdictions.

Where trees cannot be planted

  1. There are many types of natural ecosystems, and these environments contribute to biodiversity. To maintain a diversity of ecosystems, tree planting projects funded by the ALTRUISMUS E.V. Growing Forests program cannot occur on lands where other ecosystems provide unique habitats for plants and animals.
  1. There are many types of natural ecosystems, and these environments contribute to biodiversity. To maintain a diversity of ecosystems, tree planting projects funded by the ALTRUISMUS Growing Forests program cannot occur on lands where other ecosystems provide unique habitats for plants and animals.

The ALTRUISMUS E.V. Growing Forests program will not fund tree planting projects:

  1. that help organizations meet their legal obligations to regenerate forests.
  2. for funding has already been identified
  3. Tree planting projects to regenerate forests following commercial harvesting on public lands will not be funded as this is a legal obligation under sustainable forest management regimes.

Participating The Growing ALTRUISMUS Forests program

  1. Complete registration form:
    Name (First and Last Name)
    Name of Organization (if applicable)
    Address
    E-Mail
    Telephone Number (if applicable)
    Participation Role: Advisor/Expert, 3SP, or Donator (please indicate)
  2. Donation Account Information:
    Account Name: Altruismus e.V.
    Bank Name: Sparkasse Hockfranken
    IBAN: DE74 7805 0000 0222 6755 63
    BIC: BYLADEM1HOF

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