Trees for the Future
Saving the planet one tree at a time
MCRL Overseas Group is proud to be a Trees for the Future partner. As a sponsor we’re helping plant trees and inspiring our customers to support an amazing organization that empowers many impoverished families and communities.
MCRL believes planting trees is an important environmental mission today. It provides jobs, protects eco-systems, shelters wildlife and sequesters carbon which effectively fights climate change. In just one year we have planted more than 10,000 trees and have committed to plant 10,000 more trees yearly.
What is Trees for the Future?
How it Works
Trees for the Future identifies a group of farmers—typically 300 families at a time —who have both a great need for assistance and a high likelihood of success. Farmers provide the land, labor, and water; a powerful, entrepreneurial determination; and an inspiring sense of ownership. TREES provides training, mentoring, seeds, nursery supplies and guides the farmers through the process of using trees to protect, diversify, and eventually optimize their crop land. It takes four years to fully establish the Forest Garden, and TREES offers ongoing coaching and regular site visits during this time.
TREES, with the help of many sponsors, including MCRL, are enabling families to escape extreme poverty by learning how to transform their lands into Forest Gardens. The goal is to lift one million people out of poverty using the Forest Garden Approach, working with 125,000 impoverished families to plant 500 million trees.
Progress thus far…