The Afforestation Project
December 17, 2018
In your own words, tell us about your project.
Our first target is to plant 14,000,000 trees in Ireland. In order to achieve this we have created an online tree plantation platform called the 'Forest Network'. The network is composed of smaller plantation day organisational cells, individually called 'Forest HUB'. We manage our own plantations through the Forest HUB and we license this technology to other Irish forestry organisations that have the same objectives in mind, for free!
We are currently working with Easy-Treesy, a forestry organisation that we collaborated on a plantation with in December 2018. We are developing a partnership with DLR County Council for the last two years. They offered to give us land for our first large-scale tree plantation. Our operational model revolves around working closely with council employees via our dedicated plantation coordinator team. Each plantation will have it's own coordinator team to manage it. We will be working closely with community groups from Irish society which include: college societies, company workforce, schools etc. to give them the opportunity to come and plant on our plantations on a regular basis.
We are planning to launch our Forest Network to the public by the end of 2018. We aim to plant again with Easy-Treesy in January and hopefully start on our own plantation during the remainder of this planting season.
Why did you do this work?
We deeply care about the future of the human species which is why there is no more important cause that we could devote ourselves to.
What was the impact or outcome of your project?
When the project is over in Ireland we will significantly reduce the carbon dioxide output of the Republic of Ireland, helping the country reach it's environmental EU goals.
Most importantly, we will show how a group of regular people, without millions in funding can have a significant impact on a problem that to most appears as insolvable.
Do you have any tips or advice for similar projects?
If there is any other afforestation project ongoing in Ireland, we would love to license to you to the Forest Network, helping to make the operation run more smoothly.