2,020th tree planted | Formel D continues sponsorship of OroVerde
Formel D will continue its longstanding sponsorship for the Tropical Forest Foundation OroVerde in 2020. With the third project phase to preserve the rainforest in Guatemala beginning, the successful concept from the first two completed phases will be applied in other project regions.
As part of the Formel D campaign to donate trees on behalf of employees celebrating 10 or 25 years with the company, cooperation partner OroVerde planted its 2,020th tree seedling for reforesting the rainforest in Guatemala. In 2020, the Group will once again plant 10 or 25 tree seedlings in celebration of employee anniversaries and carry on its sponsorship.
We are very pleased that we are able to make a small contribution to climate protection.
In the third project phase, the aim is to compile the knowledge and best practice measures developed in six years of work on the ground in a manual and to transfer it to other communities. “If the people who live from the forest’s resources have a better livelihood, the tropical rainforest and its biodiversity will be even better protected,” reports Katrin Toepfer, project coordinator at OroVerde.
In the years 2016 to 2019 alone, OroVerde helped regenerate 490 hectares of forest in the Boca Del Polochic reserve in Guatemala, while also establishing 221 hectares of “energy forests” to cover the firewood demands of families with firewood saving stoves. The project also concentrated on sharing knowledge on topics such as nutrition, hygiene, and waste management with residents at a total of 329 training courses.