For the first time, the African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) is collaborating with Greenpop and Friends of Usambara Society to expand our reach on the African continent and fund new programs. 

Greenpop is a Cape Town-based social enterprise. They plant trees, spread environmental awareness, and activate people through reforestation projects, workshops, and green festivals. In 2012 Greenpop launched Greenpop Zambia, an environmental and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to spread awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources. The Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action now happens annually in Livingstone to boost the ongoing project and plant trees in schools, on subsistence farms and in reforestation sites. They host sustainability workshops on a variety of environmental topics for school children, subsistence farmers and event participants. Greenpop Zambia is a holistic project based on getting people active about a sustainable future, planting trees, and sharing knowledge.

The Friends of Usambara Society is a grassroots organization that uses sustainable tourism to conserve the nature and culture of the Usambara Mountains region. The goal of the Green School Program in the Magama Nature Reserve is to plant fruit trees around 3 primary schools that surround the reserve and a water catchment area called Lushoto Jegetal. The idea is that students are the ones planting the seedlings, and in turn learning about erosion control, mitigating climate change, improving access to clean water, and creating an income source for their community. Furthermore, fostering environmental stewardship within the communities children will create tomorrow’s conservation leaders.

You can donate directly to the above projects on our Support A Project page.