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Greenpop - Forests for Life


The drivers of forest degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa are multiple and compounding. From unregulated logging (often by foreign companies) to clearing for cash crops, to overuse of trees for fuel, human activity is putting increasing and devastating pressure on forest ecosystems. 

For this reason, our Forests for Life programme seeks not only to restore forest ecosystems through planting trees but also to provide additional interventions which address these contextual drivers. By providing training in practices such as alternative livelihoods, woodlot management, and farmer-managed natural regeneration, alongside reforestation, our programme aims to decrease pressure on stressed ecosystems while assisting in accelerating their recovery.


The recent study, published in the journal Science, entitled, The global tree restoration potential, states, “This highlights global tree restoration as our most effective climate change solution to date… Our results highlight the opportunity of climate change mitigation through global tree restoration but also the urgent need for action.” 

In an article written about the new study by Damian Carrington in The Guardian, he says. “Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.”

This new quantitative evaluation shows [forest] restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one,” said Prof Tom Crowther at the Swiss university ETH Zürich, who led the research. 


The Greenpop Foundation NPC is an award-winning registered non-profit organisation (NPO#: 151-411 NPO; PBO#: 930050622) headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

We work to restore ecosystems and empower environmental stewards through forest restoration, urban greening, food gardening, and environmental awareness projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 139,000 trees and inspired over 150,000 active citizens across South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania.



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    Dominic Dubois

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    Antony Stone

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    Gus Van der Spek

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    Judith Shopley

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  3. Jonathan

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Fundraiser projects

20 Fundraiser projects

Greening Helderberg Hospital - Fynbos Garden

By TSRC Green & Sustainability

Hi! It is time to restore the Fynbos biodiversity in the Western Cape, and we are fundraisin...

0% Completed
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R5,000 Target

I am raising funds for Greenpop Foundation

By Synna Kaija

Hi! I'm raising money for Greenpop Foundation, who do great work for a cause that's very close to...

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US$1,500 Target

To plant trees, I'm walking from my home in Hout Bay to the Reforest Fest at Bodhi Khaya 440km round trip.

By Antony Stone

Hi.I need your help to plant trees please with Green Pop Foundation. Note that all funds donated ...

100% Completed
R12,322 raised
R10,000 Target

Cape Developers Tree Association (CDTA) Raises Funds For Greenpop

By Gus Van der Spek

Hi, my name is Gus van der Spek. I am a Cape Town-based property developer and the owner of ...

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R12,200 raised
R120,000 Target