Neutral Fuels Net Zero program
Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, into their trunks, branches, and leaves, and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. Recent research from Switzerland found that the planet would benefit from 1 trillion more trees, and those trees could reduce the excess carbon emissions in our atmosphere by up to 60 percent. Our research has shown that trees can absorb up to 150 kg of carbon dioxide per year, making our planet a healthier, safer place to live.
Helping the planet
Forests play a vital role in India, where about 275 million people depend directly on forest resources. They provide material for industry, food, timber, and fuel. Small and medium-sized farms rely on fruit trees to provide income and food security to their families and communities. In May 2019, Cyclone Fani made landfall in the state of Odisha on India's eastern coast. As one of the most devastating cyclones in India's history, Fani uprooted at least hundreds of thousands of trees, possibly as many as 10 million.
Helping the community
Our reforestation partner in India will be focusing on two areas. One project is planting fruit trees in Marora, Ghaghas, and their surrounding villages. The trees will be planted on land owned by local farmers and community organizations including orphanages, aged care homes, and residential schools for the underprivileged. Here, a single fruit tree can provide food security and income for 50 years or more. The other project focuses on the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, planting fruit trees to restore the sustainable livelihoods of the small-holder farmers in the region. .
Helping the wildlife
Our reforestation partner in the tropical rainforests of Mindanao, Philippines, will improve water quality, create jobs, and protect and revive the livelihoods of indigenous communities surviving from rainforest conservation. Most significantly, however, planting native tree species will have a remarkable impact on the habitats of several endangered species. The Philippines is home to over 1,000 species of wildlife, nearly half of which are endemic. This project will directly benefit several endangered species including the Philippine Tarsier and Philippine Eagle.