We Do Create An Impact
Trees not only help the climate, but also fight poverty. In Uganda, we are working with “trees for the future” to train 500 families to plant trees that enrich the soil with nutrients and to practice sustainable agriculture. In this way, their income increases; they can grow more fruit and vegetables for self-sufficiency and products such as tea and bananas are bought from them in fair trade. This so-called Forest Garden Program promotes the planting of a total of one million trees, strengthens the environment and sustainably frees families from poverty.
With our first pilot, we have already set a goal of planting 1 million trees and have already planted over 100 thousand of them with partners as of February 2022. Currently, we plant one tree every 2 minutes.
Based on this experience, we will scale the project and set ourselves the goal of having planted up to 100 million
trees by 2025.
Sometimes our help also consists of simply lending a hand. This was the case in the fall of 2021, when there was severe flooding in the Kerala region of India. Thousands of people were evacuated and housed in 184 relief camps. However, particularly remote areas were cut off from supplies. Our entire EcoWatt team in India volunteered and traveled to the cut-off villages to provide several hundred people with food and basic necessities for a month. These are the very things that make us proud, because they live up to what we all want to stand for.