Around 800 participants planted an astounding 5,064 trees in three days at Camp Greenpop's annual Autumn festival held in South Africa in early April. The fun-filled weekend included empowering workshops, talks and a line-up of South Africa's top musicians. Scroll through further snapshots from this event on Greenpop's Facebook page. Greenpop's next camp - Eden Festival of Action - is all set to take place in late September.
Reforestation Fireside Chats - Camp Desperto and Camp Doku in conversation with John D. Liu
Our founder, John Dennis Liu, has recently been in conversation with Ziyu Chan from Camp Doku, located in the Malaysian region of the island of Borneo, and with Gaby & Michel from Camp Desperto, located in Caçapava, Brazil. You can catch these recordings on our YouTube channel and hear how these camps are working to reforest their local region.
Fighting fire with cacti in Bolivia
Camp Chocaya in Bolivia, is making fire prevention a top priority by planting cacti to act as living buffers to brush fires. During the dry season, Lloque trees (Kageneckia lanceolata) - endangered in Bolivia and Peru - are especially susceptible to burning. So Camp Chocaya, along with 5 community volunteers are on a fire prevention mission by employing this innovative and environmentally sustainable solution. Even though the cacti won't reach full maturity for 5 years, they will still add value to many other ecosystem services.
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Cath, Cristina, and the Ecosystem Restoration Camps Team