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Forests Without Frontiers: Spring Plantation 2020 + Food Boxes Urgent Appeal
£55,306 raised
101% of £55k goal
373 contributors
45 Weeks running

Forests Without Frontiers

Plant trees with us this spring: help to preserve and
regenerate Europe's Amazon

* Latest Update - April 2nd 2020 *

We have raised enough money so far to plant 10,000 trees this Spring and are still fundraising to plant more - the plantations are going ahead in the next few weeks and still need your support. In light of current events we have also launched:

URGENT APPEAL: Food boxes for Forest Elders
#covid19 
 

Forests Without Frontiers is now working with our local partners Conservation Carpathia to protect the elders in the area where we work. Our spring plantation is still going ahead under unprecedented circumstances, but at this time we need your help to support those most in need, too.

Donate to provide food boxes to isolated over 65-year-olds by selecting one of our featured perks:

£20 buys one box of essential supplies and plants one tree.
Any amount is welcome - but please give as much as you're able >>>>

Forests Without Frontiers is joining forces with our partners Foundation Conservation Carpathia to provide urgent weekly food boxes for 51 vulnerable elders  isolated in Nucsoara village, close to our plantation.  Our team of forest rangers are the new frontline in the mountains; volunteering to distribute and deliver these boxes to the over-65s in lockdown. Many elders are alone, their children and grandchildren often in quarantine in the city. Without access to money for food or shops nearby, and the loss of regular contact  – this really is a lifeline to the indigenous mountain elders and a vulnerable rural population.

 

"If we lose the forests, we lose the communities that live in them, and their culture is dispersed. We need to protect both -  these people are the guardians of the forests and they have so much to teach us and pass on to the future generations."
- Nicoleta Carpineanu, Founder Forests Without Frontiers

What does a box contain:  Bread, white flour and polenta flour, rice, oil, sugar, vegetable spreads, honey, eggs, fresh local fruit and vegetables, tea, pickles, salt, toilet paper and soap.

Our food boxes are well-stocked with essentials and produce from local farmers. Local food distribution networks are also in crisis due to quarantine restrictions and the closure of local markets. With your help, we are supporting those most in need.

"These people are the ones who live the closest in harmony with nature, now they are the worst affected by the crisis:

  • People over 65 years are not allowed to leave their house anymore.
  • These people live a self-staining way – now they cannot work their gardens or feed their animals in the weeks to come. Their pension is usually below the subsistence level.
  • Many of them don’t have relatives to look after them – their children are in the cities in quarantine, partners have died – nobody looks after these people and they don’t have the money to pay somebody to go shopping for them.
  • Many can’t get their pensions paid at the moment, as they have no bank account and are not allowed to go to the post office.

For this reason, we are helping the poorest of the poor, those with serious handicaps and elders 65 years, who have no or very little income and no relatives to look after them." Christoph Promberger - Executive Director, Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

You can also still continue to support our Spring Plantation 2020 campaign with our regular tree donations. Planting will begin at the end of April.  Current campaign status:  2nd April 2020 £50k of our 60k target.

Follow our Elders campaign on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for latest updates and to pledge your support today.

This is love in action.

Help us to keep the elders, and their knowledge alive for future generations.

Nicoleta Carpineanu, Founder Forests Without Frontiers

#protecttheelders #eldersforearth 

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Original Campaign Details: Plant trees with us this spring 

* Update - March 2020 * Today we’re launching our campaign to raise funds to plant trees this spring in the Carpathian Mountains – the Wild Heart of Europe. We’re working to restore  deforested land and wildlife corridors and we are  moving towards our goal of planting 50,000 trees in 2020 . To make this happen, we really need your help! 

The saplings are on site in in the local nursery in Romania ready to plant. The workers are  ready to begin the plantation from the end of March. All our planters  are local and will be working under strict guidelines and regulations to protect them from Covid-19 . In the midst of the global crisis we are all going through,  planting trees is still one of the best things we can do for the planet,  this includes us. As there are only two planting seasons (spring and  autumn) it's important to continue.

Watch below the video from our autumn plantation.

Who we are:

We are Forests Without Frontiers, a UK-based non-profit. We are planting trees for future generations around the world and protecting the last ancient forests with the support of global musicians and artists.

Thanks to your generous support we reached our first goal, planting 15,000 mixed-species trees in autumn 2019. The next planting season in spring 2020 is fast approaching so we are asking for your support and to help us spread the word.

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

Our work:

Our work is more urgent than ever and the potential is huge - we have access to hundreds of hectares of degraded land for large-scale planting. Our big goal is to plant 1 million trees by 2025.

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.

Why plant trees?

Planting trees is one of the best things we can do to help fight climate change because they absorb the carbon from the atmosphere which is now at the highest level in over 800,000 years. 

Why with us? 

FWF plants in an informed, responsible and sustainable way using rewilding concepts at its core. We work with local and global  conservation experts on projects to regenerate and reforest degraded land and rebuild wildlife corridors.

We believe that collaboration is needed. We work in partnership with our conservation partners to help them achieve their goal of protecting a significant surface of the Carpathian forests and creating the largest Natural Park in Europe protected for future generations. 

Why Romania?

The Carpathian Mountains in Romania are home to the largest unfragmented virgin forests left in Europe and many rare and endangered species, including the biggest 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. Ecologists call it the biggest crisis of nature protection in Europe today.

What does your £2 per tree cover? 

The costs of planting in Romania are significantly lower than in Western Europe due to lower labour, saplings and tool costs – which means we can plant trees at a lower cost per hectare, increasing our impact and representing good value for money. Our goal is to plant as many trees as possible, which is why we’re keeping the price of one tree at just £2. 

We operate all our core, tree planting, ongoing tree care and project development costs based on a £2 per tree calculation.

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

Help us bring nature back to life and people back to nature

Our Autumn plantation in 2019. Rewilding and replanting clearcut deforested land in the Carpathian Forest

How can you get involved?

You can get involved in lots of ways: donate, share our fundraising page, start your own fundraiser, become a patron, partner or ambassador and spread the word using the #forestswithoutfrontiers hashtag. We also work with organisations looking to make a positive contribution to the Earth in different ways.  

Visit our website for more details as we look forward to hearing from you! http://www.forestswithoutfrontiers.org 

Please visit our FAQ page to answer any of your questions. https://www.forestswithoutfrontiers.org/faqs 

With love and gratitude,

Nicoleta and the team at Forests Without Frontiers

I believe that reforestation is everybody’s responsibility. We can’t keep taking from nature without giving back – the Earth needs us to act now. My vision is to offer something tangible that we can all do in the midst of the global crisis. We must fall back in love with nature. Humanity needs to collaborate and become part of a massive global regenerative movement. The restoration of the natural world and our communities is key to a thriving planet for all. As an artist, using music and arts seems a natural way to bring people together, spread the message, and empower creative action. I encourage you all to join us and become the voice of the forest.

 

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£20
Feed an Elder & Plant a Tree
In this time of crisis help us to provide essential food boxes for 51 elders in need in Nucsoara village, next to our plantation in the Fagaras Mountains. We’re working with local partners @FCC, whose forest rangers have volunteered to take food to those most vulnerable– including produce bought from local farmers who can’t sell in markets at this time.
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2 Food Boxes for Elders and plants two trees
Support our Elders in need in Nucsoara village, next to our plantation in the Fagaras Mountains. We’re working with local partners @FCC, whose forest rangers have volunteered to take food to those most vulnerable– including produce bought from local farmers who can’t sell in markets at this time. This perk buys 2 weekly boxes.
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£100
5 Food Boxes for Elders & Plant Five Trees
Support our Elders in need in Nucsoara village, next to our plantation in the Fagaras Mountains. We’re working with local partners @FCC, whose forest rangers have volunteered to take food to those most vulnerable– including produce bought from local farmers who can’t sell in markets at this time. This perk buys 5 weekly boxes.
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10 Food Boxes for Elders & Plant Ten Trees
Support our Elders in need in Nucsoara village, next to our plantation in the Fagaras Mountains. We’re working with local partners @FCC, whose forest rangers have volunteered to take food to those most vulnerable– including produce bought from local farmers who can’t sell in markets at this time. This perk buys 10 weekly boxes.
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Feed the village for a week & Plant Fifty Trees
Support our Elders in need in Nucsoara village, next to our plantation in the Fagaras Mountains. We’re working with local partners @FCC, whose forest rangers have volunteered to take food to those most vulnerable– including produce bought from local farmers who can’t sell in markets at this time. This perk buys enough food boxes to support the village of 51 Elders for a week and plants 50 trees.
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Plant one tree
Plants one tree as part of our native mixed-species reforestation and rewilding projects.
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Plant five trees
Plants five trees as part of our native mixed-species reforestation and rewilding projects.
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Plant ten trees
Plants ten trees as part of our native mixed-species reforestation and rewilding projects.
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Plant twenty-five trees
Plants twenty-five tree as part of our native mixed-species reforestation and rewilding projects.
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£100
Plant fifty trees
Plants fifty trees as part of our native mixed-species reforestation and rewilding projects.
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Plant one hundred trees
Plants one hundred trees as part of our native mixed-species reforestation and rewilding projects.
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Plant 125 trees + custom-designed FWF artwork
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Do something great today!
Plant 125 trees
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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£500
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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Do something great today!
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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£3,000
Plant 1,000 trees + Nico de Transilvania to DJ
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Do something great today!
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 + 3 nights in Transylvania
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Plant 3,500 trees - that's just under one hectare of land.
Plus enjoy a bespoke 3 night trip for 2 people in Transylvania - curated by Nico, near the plantations. Flights, transfers and 3 nights accommodation included with a selection of the finest Romanian wines.
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