Wanna learn more about us? Take a look at our most frequently asked questions:
• What is 4Amazonia?
We are not a non-profit but a purpose-driven business, established initially to help with the reforestation of the Amazon rainforest but also support other tree planting projects around the globe. We understand the help and support needed in the forests in Australia as 16 million acres have already been burned which is why we started a reforestation project for Australia as well.
Our main goal is to raise global awareness and consciousness on reforestation. The biggest part of our revenue is invested in awareness campaigns on Facebook and YouTube. Thanks to our fast growing community, we are already able to reach tens of thousands of people every day. The more bracelets we sell and the more people join our movement, the more consciousness we create beside helping to preserve the Amazon Rainforest by funding the planting of hundreds of trees every week.
• How does it work?
The concept of 4Amazonia is very simple. We created bracelets that fund the planting of new trees in the Amazon rainforest and other regions around the globe. For every bracelet sold we donate money to our tree planting partners i.e. Reforest Now or OneTreePlanted who is then planting new trees in the chosen areas.
• When will my trees be planted?
We are a purpose-driven organization and we have several partners, including Reforest Now, who helps us carry out the tree planting activities. We conduct tree planting events all-year round but we hype up these activities between October to January when it is rainy season. This time is when the soil provides optimum conditions for tree survival so it would grow fast and strong.
• How can I be sure that my trees are being planted?
After your purchase has been made you will get an official (electronic) tree plant certificate. Also, you will get an update with photos and information provided by our reforestation partner OneTreePlanted when a planting session takes place.
• What type of trees do you plant?
Amazon Rainforest: Our local partners only plant trees that are 100% indigenous. To ensure maximum diversity several indigenous tree species are planted at one planting spot. A few of them are Manioc, Laurel and Capirona.
Australia: Our local partners have chosen trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants, depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored across New South Wales and Australia.
• Where are the trees being planted?
The trees are planted on private land in a land-use-management system called Agroforestry. This means that for example Manioc, Laurel, Capirona and wild Cacao are being planted and that the owners of the land are allowed to go into their new forest and get some of the cacao. So they have some benefit as well and therefore provide their land for the tree planting operations.
• How does the tree planting work?
We pool the donations for each project and send the funds to our reforestation partners at the end of each month. OneTreePlanted then vets our partners to ensure that we maintain a tree survival rate of 80-90%. Depending on the project, our partners choose the best tree species to plant and work with local communities to get them in the ground. Planting typically happens in the rainy season when the soil is wet and provides optimal conditions for tree survival. Once all the trees are in the ground we send out a report highlighting the impact of your trees. We will be sure to include plenty of pictures of the newly planted section of forest!
• Why Trees?
Trees are the superheros of our planet. They help to clean our air, filter our water and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's biodiversity. They absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree! So why trees? Because they're vital for our live and our planet. Learn more about why trees are so important for us to live.