#forestswithoutfrontiers: Help plant 50,000 trees
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Our Vision

We want to plant 50,000 trees in Romania this autumn and next spring. That’s an area the size of 15 football pitches! And we need your help.  

 

With deforestation around the world at record levels, global wildfires and the climate in meltdown, there has never been a more important time to plant trees — the lungs of our earth. By planting trees, we can all be part of the solution.

 

The Carpathian Mountains in Romania are home to the last virgin forests in Europe and many rare and endangered species. They're home to the largest populations of brown bear, wolves and lynx on the continent. But logging has been a big problem here since the end of Communism with vast areas being destroyed. We are working with conservation experts to reforest this degraded land, rebuild wildlife corridors and protect them for future generations.

 

This crowdfund will go towards achieving our goal as part of our fundraising strategy. We will plant as many trees as we raise funds for! There are two planting season, in autumn and spring. One tree costs £2.

 

"Many admirable environmental projects do excellent work on tree-planting... Forests Without Frontiers [is one of my] favourites," John Vidal, The Guardian.

Watch message from founder, Nicoleta Carpineanu

 

 

Who we are

Forests Without Frontiers is a charitable initiative on a mission to plant trees around the globe. The climate emergency is real and reforestation is urgently needed worldwide.

 

"There is a magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very little, and builds itself. It’s called a tree." Environmental journalist George Monbiot.

  

We plant on degraded land, working in collaboration with local conservation partners and NGOs to restore wildlife havens and involve the local communities in our plantations which will be fully dedicated to conservation. We follow rewilding principles, use mixed native species and our plantations are monitored by experts. Our main goal is to bring nature back to life and people back to nature.

 


Our Story

Forests Without Frontiers was founded by Nicoleta Carpineanu, a UK-based Romanian artist and DJ, aka Nico de Transilvania.

 

Her inspiration came after she recorded traditional musicians for her debut album Be One in the mountains of Transylvania . Moved by their stories of deforestation and concerns about people’s growing disconnection from nature, she decided to set up Forests Without Frontiers to plant trees in their area and encourage others to get involved in the project. FWF has a team of professionals who have been working alongside Nicoleta to develop the organisation. She has also recruited ambassadors to help promote the cause.

 

Forests Without Frontiers will use music and arts to raise funds and awareness. As a touring artist, and aware of the impact travelling has on the environment, Nico wants to encourage other travellers to offset some of their carbon footprint by planting trees (there is a carbon calculator on our website). The first oak trees were planted in spring 2019, with donations from people who supported Nico’s album and helped kickstart the project. Watch video here.

 

Below are some pictures of Nico and some locals in Cobor-Romania helping us plant our first trees. 

 
Why Romania?

In Romania FWF has access to hundreds of hectares of land which will allow us to create vast plantations every year, help wildlife thrive and create local jobs. 

 

Because operating costs are significantly lower than western Europe we can plant many more trees and have a greater impact on the environment. We really can make a difference.

 

This area is particularly precious because it is an ancient and bio-dynamically diverse habitat and home to Europe’s largest population of brown bear, wolves and lynx. Our goal is to plant trees here every year in spring and autumn, so our forest grows and expands over time.  This is part of plans to create the biggest forested national park in Europe. It's important for the whole continent, not just Romania!

 

We know the area well. Nicoleta worked as associate producer on the Wild Carpathia documentary series and has done extensive research and has chosen to work with the most respected conservation experts on the ground, Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

 

We intend to start projects around the globe – with plans for the UK and India in the future.

 

 

What can you do?

One tree costs just £2 – and that includes long-term maintenance and our trees will be included in a conservation area.

 

Donate, share our fundraising page, start your own fundraiser, become a patron, partner or ambassador and spread the word. 

 

We work with tour managers, tour operators and other businesses to help them balance some of their carbon footprint and give back to the planet. Please write to us directly for more information, info@forestswithoutfrontiers.org.

 

You can also calculate and help balance your carbon emissions on our website http://www.forestswithoutfrontiers.org

10 trees helps balance 0.5 tonnes of C02, which is roughly a return shorthaul flight (according to our carbon calculator, based on ICAO methodology for an average commercial economy flight).

 

The best strategy must be to reduce our own emissions. We've all done damage to the environment through our lifestyles to date and must work to address that and rebalance current carbon levels and take care to contribute as little as possible going forward. Plant trees to help bring the planet back into balance.

 

We are a non-profit CIC registered in the UK and donations are eligible for tax relief.

 

We would appreciate any contribution amount you can give. 

 

Many thanks!

Nico and Forests Without Frontiers team

 
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£4
Plant two trees
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Plant five trees
Helps balance around 0.25t of C02* , roughly the emissions of one short-haul flight.

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Plant 10 trees
Helps balance around 0.5t of C02* , roughly the emissions of one short-haul return flight.

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Plant 25 trees
Helps balance around 1.2t of C02* , roughly one long-haul return flight (i.e. LDN-NYC).

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£100
Plant 50 trees
Helps balance around 2.4t of C02* , roughly 2 long-haul return flights or 4 short-haul flights.

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Plant 75 trees
Helps balance around 3.5t of C02* , roughly a return flight from London to Australia.

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Plant 100 trees
Helps balance around 4.8t of C02* , roughly 4 long-haul return flights or 8 short-haul return flights.

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£300
Plant 125 trees + custom-designed FWF artwork
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Plus receive a Forests Without Frontiers A3 picture designed by Romanian artist Alexandra Dumitru (Magic Mint), printed on recycled paper. Various colours available.
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Plant 220 trees + signed vinyl BE ONE album
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Plant 220 trees. Plus receive a limited edition signed vinyl copy of Nico de Transilvania's debut album BE ONE. Plus receive a Forests Without Frontiers A3 picture designed by Romanian artist Alexandra Dumitru (Magic Mint), printed on recycled paper. Various colours available.
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Plant 500 trees + FWF certificate + vinyl
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Plant 500 trees. Plus receive a FWF certificate stating that you’ve planted 500 trees with us to frame for your home/office.
Plus receive a limited edition signed vinyl copy of Nico de Transilvania's debut album BE ONE.
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Plant 1,000 trees + FWF certificate + vinyl
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Plant 1,000 trees. Plus receive a FWF certificate stating that you’ve planted 1,000 trees with us.
Plus receive a limited edition signed vinyl copy of Nico de Transilvania's debut album BE ONE.
Plus option to use FWF email sign-off, stating your donation.
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Plant 1,000 trees + Nico de Transilvania to DJ
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Plant 1,000 trees and get Nico de Transilvania to DJ at your private party*.
Plus receive a FWF certificate stating that you’ve planted 1,000 trees with us.
Plus receive a limited edition signed vinyl copy of Nico de Transilvania's debut album BE ONE.
Plus option to use FWF email sign-off, stating your donation.
*T&C apply, travel to be paid by you.
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Plant 3,500 trees + trip to Transylvania with Nico
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Plant 3,500 trees - that's one hectare of land.
Plus enjoy a bespoke trip to a beautiful area of Transylvania, near the plantations, with Nicoleta Carpineanu (our founder). Email for more details if of interest info@forestswithoutfrontiers.org.
Plus receive a FWF certificate stating that you’ve planted 3,500 trees with us and you can use our logo on your website and e-mail sign-offs.
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